By Darryl Payne
Posted on August 23, 2011
Although the county’s largest city was one of the last to start making the most out of the Smoky Mountains tourism trend during the last 30 years, Sevierville has made up for a lot of that lost time by offering its fair share of attractions. Places like Smoky Mountain Palace Theatre, Deer Farm Petting Zoo, Forbidden Caverns, the Tennessee Museum of Aviation and Tennessee Smokies baseball are all great choices for interactive family fun.
Sevierville has also earned a reputation in its own right for being one of the top shopping destinations in the Smokies. Two outlet malls, including Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet, draw big crowds year round (especially at Christmas) and offer a wide selection of name-brand merchandise at discounted prices. Also, Tennessee Highway 66, which runs from Interstate 40 to downtown Sevierville, is home to a long stretch of antique malls and flea markets.
Lodging opportunities abound in Sevierville, whether you’re in search of a quaint mom-and-pop motel, a new national chain, a rental cabin, a bed and breakfast inn or a condo unit. Wilderness at the Smokies, which offers overnight rentals on Tennessee 66, even has its own on-site water park for guests.
Of all the communities in Sevier County, Tennessee, Sevierville is unique in that it still retains much of its original hometown flavor. As the county seat, the town has a courthouse, community recreational facilities, a community college and strong neighborhoods that make Sevierville a comfortable place in which to live full time as well as visit.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.