Fun for the family in Dolly's hometown Sevierville

03/16/2015  | 
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Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, Tennessee is a value destination perfect for the whole family! Read on to learn why.

Great Attractions

Sevierville’s great attractions offer something for every member of the family! Visit one of America’s finest small zoos, Rainforest Adventures, race around at NASCAR SpeedPark go kart track and watch history take flight at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation.

Sports fans will love going to a baseball game at Tennessee Smokies Stadium, where The Tennessee Smokies are the AA affiliates of the Chicago Cubs or playing a round or two at the all-new Sevierville Golf Club.

Great Smoky Mountains

America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is less than 12 miles from Sevierville and is free to enter and enjoy. Encompassing an 800-square mile stretch of deciduous forest, visitors to the park can view early settlements and homesteads and enjoy hiking, fishing, picnics, and more.

Outlet Shopping

There are more than 100 high end name brand outlets like Coach, Michael Kors and Lenox at Tanger Outlet Center Sevierville. Add to that a huge selection of specialty boutiques, flea markets and antique malls and you realize that Sevierville is one awesome city for shopping! Explore the 88,000 square foot Smoky Mountain Knifeworks, featuring cutlery, kitchen gadgets and relics where you can even buy ancient fossils. Then shop your way through more unusual outlets — everything from Russell Stover’s chocolate outlets to Beef Jerky outlets are found in Sevierville!

Dolly’s Hometown

While in Sevierville be sure and see all things Dolly. Sevierville is Dolly Parton’s hometown and many visitors stop for a photo with the singer’s bronze statue in downtown Sevierville before making the five minute trip to her nearby Dollywood theme park, Dollywood.

Great Events

Sevierville hosts great events year-round. But one of our favorites is the annual Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass festival (May 15 & 16, 2015). This two-day event is perfect for the whole family and features 50 of the nation’s top BBQ cook teams, five stages with live music and plenty of arts and crafts. Catch bluegrass concerts from Lonesome River Band, Fiddlin’ Carson Peters, Sierra Hull, Flatt Lonesome, Steep Canyon Rangers and more. Admission is free and so are the concerts thanks to great sponsors. For great festival lodging deals and more information about Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass, call 888-889-7415 or visit us online at www.BloominBBQ.com.

Lodging Options

More and more people are discovering that Sevierville is the place to stay in the Smoky Mountains area. With a convenient location, exciting attractions and plenty of new lodging options, staying in Sevierville is more convenient than ever.

With natural beauty all around, plenty of outlet shopping and more family fun than you can pack into a week — Sevierville will have you coming back for more.

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