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8 Can’t-Miss Attractions in Sevierville TN

While it may not be quite as famous as Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, the nearby city of Sevierville, Tennessee is absolutely worth a visit! Located just a short drive from the Great Smoky Mountains, there are so many fun things to do in Sevierville. To help you make the most of your next vacation, we’ve put together a guide to 8 can’t-miss attractions in Sevierville TN.

1. The Apple Barn

the apple barn and cider mill in Sevierville TNThe Apple Barn Cider Mill & General Store is one of the most popular shopping and dining destinations in the Smoky Mountains. Located beside an apple orchard with over 4,000 trees, the Apple Barn is famous for its homemade cider and desserts. Some of the tasty treats you’ll find at the Apple Barn’s Cider Bar include fried apple pies, apple cinnamon donuts, old-fashioned apple stack cakes, and apple butter muffins. In addition to the Cider Mill & General Store, the Apple Barn Village is home to a winery, creamery, candy store, Christmas shop, and two excellent restaurants.

2. Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf

Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf offers 54 holes of family fun! This Sevierville attraction features talking barnyard characters, water features and interactive elements everywhere you turn. Both kids and adults will love playing here! You can choose an easy, medium or hard course. If you get a hole-in-one at the end, you’ll win a free game! This is the place to go for an exciting activity that everyone in the family will love.

3. SkyLand Ranch

SkyLand Ranch in Sevierville TNSkyLand Ranch is one of the newest additions to Sevierville and has quickly earned its spot on our list of can’t-miss things to do in Sevierville. This entertainment venue is the first of its kind to open in Sevierville and will combine all your favorite things about the Smokies into one attraction. Enjoy the longest mountain coaster in the area, a chairlift, retail shops, gorgeous views, live entertainment, miniature animals, and so much more. When you’re looking for the perfect mix of both relaxation and fun, plan a visit to SkyLand Ranch.

4. Dolly Parton Statue

Dolly Parton is Sevierville’s favorite daughter, and she has a statue to prove it! Outside of the Sevier County Courthouse, visitors can take a selfie with a bronze statue of the Queen of Country Music. Sculpted by local artist Jim Gray in 1987, the Dolly Parton statue has become the most iconic landmark in downtown Sevierville.

5. Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

baby deer at petting zooThe Smoky Mountain Deer Farm is another one of the best attractions in Sevierville TN. Guests at this unique petting zoo will have the chance to feed a number of friendly critters that you don’t see every day, such as deer, goats, camels, kangaroos, zebra, emu, elk, reindeer, and miniature horses. The Deer Farm is also home to a great horseback riding stable and 140 acres of gorgeous trails.

6. Tennessee Shine Company

No trip to the Smoky Mountains is complete without sampling some of the area’s signature moonshine! At Tennessee Shine Company, you can sample some of the best moonshine and whiskey products in the area.The distillery is committed to respecting the traditions of their Appalachian roots from the first drop to the last, making their spirits unlike anything else. The distillery’s moonshine comes in a variety of fun flavors, including their best-selling Butterscotch Moonshine, ChocoMoo Shine, and Jalapeno Cornbread Moonshine. They also offer special whiskey flavors, from Espresso Whiskey to S’mores Whiskey. Before you leave, grab a bottle of their Tennessee Shine Wine and take their special Moonshine History Tour!

7. Axe House Tavern

axe throwing lanesAxe-throwing has become a popular activity for all age groups, and you won’t want to miss the chance to visit Axe House Tavern in Sevierville. Here, you can eat, play, and throw like a pro! Their professionals will show you how it’s done before giving you the opportunity to step up to the lane and give it a throw. Once you get the hang of it, there are fun games you can play to amp up the competition! Afterward, be sure to grab a seat and order a specialty pizza, wings, or a burger — or grab a drink from the bar. Everyone will love visiting Axe House Tavern in Sevierville.

8. Smoky Mountain Knife Works

Smoky Mountain Knife Works offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Visitors to this massive store can explore three floors stocked with thousands of knives, kitchen utensils, outdoor tools, and martial arts weapons. Featuring an indoor waterfall and an animatronic band of bears, Smoky Mountain Knife Works truly has something for the whole family.

More Things to Do in Sevierville TN

five oaks farm kitchen in sevierville tnWe’ve listed some of the best things to do in Sevierville, but there are so many other activities for you to enjoy around town when you visit! You can dine at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen, race go karts at NASCAR SpeedPark and even interact with unique animals at the RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo!

Looking for even more great attractions in Sevierville TN? Check out our complete listing of things to do in the Smoky Mountains!