I traveled to Sevierville with my daughter, sister and niece, and we had a wonderful time exploring the area together. We found Sevierville to be the perfect destination for families looking for outdoor adventure, as well as for those who want to immerse themselves in history or indulge in a multitude of dining options. I fell in love with the beautiful town of Sevierville and can see why locals are so proud of its reputation as a first-rate family getaway. Take a look at some of my favorite spots. I recommend making them part of your Sevierville itinerary:
For the adventurous family: Foxfire Mountain
3757 Thomas Lane
Sevierville, TN 37876
If your family is craving an adrenaline rush, Foxfire Mountain is calling your name! With multiple zip line courses and tours, tree-climbing activities and off-road adventures, this adventure park is suited for those who are looking to test their bravery. I had a blast cruising throughout the Smoky Mountains on an ATV ride and experiencing Tennessee nature first hand.
Foxfire Mountain is home to the tallest zip lines in the Smoky Mountains. Not only are you able to experience the beauty of the Smokies up close, but you get to soar through them in the best seat in the house. The zip line tours start at $89.95 for multiple zipline experiences. Call ahead to see if they are running any off-season specials.
The park’s Aerial Adventure Activities allow visitors to climb throughout obstacle courses in the treetops, experience controlled free falls and scale rocks on the Gorilla Climbing Wall. With the purchase of any zip line excursion, you can add the Aerial Adventure pass for just $10 more. If you have little ones with you, the Little Adventurer Obstacle Course allows children seven and under to experience the fun on a simpler level.
The Bear Crawler ATV Adventure was one of my favorite activities in the park. This rugged off-road ATV ride takes you throughout the Smokies, splashing through water and dodging trees. My favorite part of the ATV ride was learning from our tour guide about the wildlife, trees and plants within the Smoky Mountains. ATV rides are $69 per person and $49 for ages three to six.
For the thrill-seeking family: Dollywood
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Sevierville is the hometown of the one-and-only Dolly Parton! Whether you’re visiting for a week or just passing through, be sure to ask a local about the country star’s influence on this town. We were lucky enough to experience Dolly’s world at the famous Dollywood Theme Park. This is the perfect way to learn about the local history while also having a blast with your family.
A surprise visit from a very good and funny acapella group at Dollywood while filming our show!
Dollywood spans across 150 acres in the Smoky Mountains and offers its visitors more than 40 amusement park rides, numerous shows and southern dining options. One-day passes for the park range from $52 to $65, and three-day passes range from $82 to $99. If you’re planning on visiting the park on a hot summer day, you might want to consider Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park. With 35 acres of riveting and relaxing water attractions, this is a great way for your family to cool off in the Tennessee heat.
One of my favorite things about Dollywood was learning about the many ways that Dolly Parton has contributed to her hometown and country music. It was special to share this with my family and experience the park together. Be sure to check out Dollywood’s special offers for deals and discounts that the park is offering.