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Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains in Sevierville TN
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Explore These Places in Sevierville

Sevierville is full of interesting attractions and exceptional eats.

Sevierville is a mountain city full of family-friendly attractions, easy access to scenic drives through the Great Smoky Mountains and memorable meals at locals' favorite restaurants. Get inspiration below on some of the things you can do when vacationing in here.

Where to Stay

The Ridge Outdoor Resort

Have a glamorous glamping experience.
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The Ridge Outdoor Resort offers tiny camping cabins, spacious RV sites and next-level glamping tents. Onsite amenities include golf cart rentals, fitness center, golf simulator, pickleball court, playground, a camping store and much more. Book a tiny home cabin for you and your significant other which are outfitted with a modern bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living area and beautiful views of the Smokies, plus free WiFi. The luxury tents sleep four or six people and are equipped with a modern bathroom, dining area, bedrooms, WiFi and Smart TV's, heat and air conditioning.

New Hotel Collection Smoky Mountains: Historic Central Hotel

Ample space for families can be found at The Central Hotel.
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Central Hotel has a rich history in downtown Sevierville. In 1940, President Roosevelt stayed here when he dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Today, the hotel showcases that history in each room and common spaces. If traveling with your family, the hotel offers two-bedroom and three-bedroom suites furnished with a full kitchen, washer/dryer and fireplace. Some suites include French balconies and double French balconies. 

Fun Things to Do in Sevierville

Tanger Outlet Center Sevierville

Find hundreds of name brands for the perfect shopping day at Tanger Outlet Center. From Kate Spade to Michael Kors, Nike and The North Face, you'll find clothing, shoes, accessories and home goods at the many stores that make up this outdoor mall. Take a break from shopping and enjoy a meal at the many eateries, including The Chop House which serves pizzas, salads and steaks and pork chops.

Tennessee Museum of Aviation

Explore the world of flight through the historic aircraft collection in the hangar and artifacts like a U.S. Army officer's field desk, Evel Knievel's Skycycle and more in the gallery at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. There are even live demonstrations performed throughout the year. See inside the cockpit of a North American B-25 Mitchell plane used in films and TV showsas well as other planes like a single-seat fighter and fighter bomber North American P-51D Mustang, and the World War II-era fighter aircraft Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

Tennessee Legend Distillery

Sample award-winning White Lightning moonshine from Tennessee Legend Distillery or the Salted Caramel whiskey that has a smooth taste. Your palette will find a spirit you love like the 40-proof bananas foster cream liqueur or the many flavored moonshines such as lemonade, peach, coffee, mango margarita and blackberry. Tennessee Legend also has their own corn vodka, distilled six times and carbon filtered for an incredibly smooth taste. *Please taste responsibly and have a designated driver with you.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

Have a day of thrills and splashes at Soaky Mountain Waterpark, Sevierville's newest water attraction that features a wave pool, adventure river, thrill water rides and family-friendly ones, too, as well as a splash pad and rides perfect for little ones. The first-of-its-kind watercoaster, the Avalaunch, is a wild adventure of open turns, a rushing water climb and plenty of hills and valleys for an adrenaline-inducing ride. Rainbow Revenge has translucent slide effects that twist and bend the light as you splash in this 5-person, family-friendly raft ride. Enjoy tacos from the Tacolicious Taco Truck, Base Camp Bistro and Rolly Macaroni and eye-widening shakes from Soaky Shake Shoppe which are topped with whole donuts, cupcakes and more.

Drive Along Newfound Gap 

Take a relaxing drive along Newfound Gap mountain pass.
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Travel along Newfound Gap for a scenic drive through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which will take you to plenty of parking areas to take in the beautiful mountain views. It's the lowest drivable pass through the park with a total elevation of 5,046 feet. You'll drive through northern hardwood forests, cove hardwoods and evergreen spruce-fir forests. South of Newfound Gap is the seven-mile Clingmans Dome Road which takes you within 0.5 miles of Clingmans Dome, the highest peak in the Smokies.

Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum

Marvel at muscle cars.
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More than 90 muscle cars valued at more than $8 million are displayed at Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum. It's one of the largest collections of American-made cars in the U.S. You can see modern and classic cars from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Marvel at not only the cars' designs and paint jobs but also interiors and under the hoods.

Where to Eat in Sevierville 

Graze Burgers

Savor burgers in downtown Sevierville.
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In downtown Sevierville, Graze Burgers is a local favorite with their natural, grass-fed burgers, adult boozy shakes and hand-cut fries and onion rings. Start your meal off strong with the Six Mac, a mac and cheese appetizer that has six cheeses included smoked gouda, Boursin cheese, pepper jack cheese, cheddar and more. Choose from a variety of burgers with fun names like Mighty Bison, Love Bird Y'all or The Tennessee. Pair it with a spiked shake like the Spiked Nutella a Nutella chocolate shake with Frangelico hazelnut liquor. 

Holston's Kitchen

Have a date night at Holston's Kitchen.
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Holston's Kitchen specializes in fresh ingredients for all their dishes. Enjoy gluten free options, sizzling fajitas, burgers, steaks, house-smoked pork ribs, sandwiches and irresistible desserts like strawberry shortcake, carrot cake with cream cheese icing and Oreo crust mud cake with a scoop of chocolate chip, mint or coffee ice cream and hard-shell chocolate. 

Tony Gore's Mountain BBQ and Grill

You won't leave hungry at Tony Gore's.
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You'll want to go to Tony Gore's famished because everything on the menu is mouth-watering good and portions will leave you full and satisfied. You have to order T's loaded tater chips, a mountain of chips smothered in melted cheese, pulled pork or brisket and barbecue sauce. The hand-battered catfish plate, famous fried chicken and pulled pork or chicken plates are served with coleslaw and sides like baked beans loaded with smoked pork, potato salad, mashed potatoes and gravy and mac and cheese.

You'll find even more attractions, scenic sights and dining establishments in Sevierville. Plan your getaway

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