|About the Smokies
Sevierville, Tennessee, located in the beautiful valley of the Forks of the Little Pigeon River, is the eighth oldest town in Tennessee. It was founded in 1795. Sevierville is named for John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee, and Dolly Parton is Sevierville's most famous hometown girl. Sevierville is the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is just minutes away from the park.
Sevierville is located between Asheville, North Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee, on Interstate 40 at exit 407. Sitting on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains next to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Sevierville is easily accessible by car or plane. It is less than one hour from Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport, with more than 100 commercial flights per day. The Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg Airport is only minutes away with a 5,500-foot runway which services small aircrafts including corporate jets. Both taxi and rental services are available.
There are over 13,000 residents in Sevierville and over 71,000 in Sevier County. Sevier County includes Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Pittman Center and surrounding communities. Sevierville has over 3,000 lodging facilities including campsites. Types of accommodations include secluded mountain cabins, modern condos, luxury hotels, water park hotels, moderate family motels and RV parks. Sevier County provides lodging for approximately 40,000.
Sevierville attractions range from museums featuring muscle cars and warbird aircraft to NASCAR themed go-kart tracks, underground cave tours, petting zoos and even interactive mini-golf courses. Located in the heart of the best outlet, antique and craft shopping in the country, Sevierville is a shopper's paradise. From designer clothes and outlet stores to mountain crafts and flea markets, shoppers find a variety of treasures in Sevierville.
Sevierville is home to a selection of excellent golf courses and is conveniently located near other top rated courses in the Great Smoky Mountains. Sevierville's newest course, a resort golf course at Eagle's Landing is set to open in spring 2008 alongside the award-winning championship course which has been there since 1994. Sevierville is near beautiful Douglas Lake with excellent bass and crappie fishing - boat rentals available. Many fishing areas in the national park are full of trout and smallmouth bass
The Great Smoky Mountains are located within eight hours of two thirds of the entire population of the United States and is the most visited national park in the United States. Combined with the natural beauty of this unspoiled wonder land, it is the number one destination for families wanting to spend a fun filled, inexpensive vacation in one of America's premier locations. In fact, 13+ million visitors travel to the Smokies each year to enjoy shopping, golf, white water rafting, hiking, fishing, snow skiing, bear watching or just plain relaxing! With the Hard Rock Cafe, NASCAR Speedpark, Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium, multiple entertainment theaters, tons of shopping venues and sumptuous food, there are endless ways to enjoy your stay in this safe and pristine paradise!
When visiting the Great Smoky Mountains area of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Sevierville is the ideal lodging destination. The convenient location to I-40 means you can settle into your vacation as soon as you get into town. When you're ready to explore all that Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have to offer, convenient new roads let you easily move from one city to another.