In the past 20 years, Sevierville, Tennessee, has taken its rightful place as one of the state's great shopping destinations. As a gateway city to the established tourism towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Sevierville for many years was often just a place that out-of-towners passed through on the way to their Smokies vacation. These days, however, an abundance of outlet malls, antique shops and other unique "shoppertunities" makes Sevierville a place to stop and visit in its own right.
Shopping has always been a natural component of any vacation, especially when you've been tasked with loading up on souvenirs for friends and family back home. And Sevierville has plenty of places where you can do just that. But Sevierville has also become a place where people go to do nothing else but shop, whether it's knocking items off that Christmas list or taking advantage of discount prices and a wide selection of merchandise.
Sevierville shopping offers a little bit of something for just about everybody. You'll find sprawling outlet malls with virtually any kind of merchandise imaginable, and the town-especially in the corridor along Tennessee Highway 66-is also known for it many antique malls and shops, which carry everything from vintage furnishings to treasured collectibles. In addition to the antique stores and outlet shopping in Sevierville, there are a couple of large flea markets from which to choose.