6 Hidden Gems near Downtown Sevierville TN
If you’ve been to the Smoky Mountains before, we’re sure you’ve experienced all the hustle and bustle along the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Parkways, but have you had the chance to explore the less crowded streets of downtown Sevierville? From unique shops to historic places, there is plenty to see and do in and near downtown Sevierville. Interested in finding out what you can do? Check out these 6 hidden gems near downtown Sevierville TN:
1. Butterfly Mural
If you’ve been to Sevierville, you know how much we love Dolly Parton here! Our Smoky Mountain hometown hero even has her own statue. In addition to the statue, there is also a beautiful butterfly mural inspired by Dolly! The mural, titled “Wings of Wonder,” is about 16 feet high and 20 feet across. It features a large set of butterfly wings with smaller butterflies floating away to the left. The mural can be found near the gazebo in downtown Sevierville TN, on the back of a storage unit owned by Sevier County Bank. Head to the mural next time you’re in town to snap a selfie in front of the wings!
2. Harrisburg Covered Bridge
Have you ever seen the Harrisburg Covered Bridge in Sevierville? This historic covered bridge has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975. It’s 83 feet long and was once used by locals to cross the East Prong of the Little Pigeon River. The Harrisburg Covered Bridge actually has a unique story to it — it was once washed away during a storm, and the Harrisburg community donated the lumber and labor to rebuild the bridge. Over the years, the community has been the reason the bridge has stayed up and running. The bridge can be found on Old State Highway 35, east of Sevierville off U.S. Highway 441.
3. Moonshine History Tour
Sure, you’ve been to the popular moonshine distilleries in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but have you ever been to the moonshine history tour at Tennessee Shine Co.? This distillery in Sevierville offers a one-of-a-kind tour that teaches you the history of moonshine, how it ties into NASCAR and how it’s made and TN Shine company. After the tour, you can enjoy free moonshine, whiskey and wine tastings! Some of their popular flavors are Big Orange Dreamsicle, Choco Moo Shine, and Small Batch Apple Pie.
4. The Appalachian
Nestled in the heart of downtown Sevierville TN, you’ll find The Appalachian. This restaurant has become the top place to visit along Bruce Street. It brings contemporary Southern Appalachian dining to Sevierville with its farm-to-table menu. The Appalachian has a menu that features Appalachian-inspired seasonal dishes to match an interior design led by darker tones. Some popular dishes on the menu are the Hanger Steak and the Wood Grilled Amberjack. Pair your meal with one of their signature spirits and cocktails or a craft beer!
5. Jolene’s Boutique
While you’re exploring downtown Sevierville, be sure to stop by Jolene’s Boutique! This cute shop in Sevierville recently opened and is a Dolly Parton-inspired pink and rhinestone-themed boutique. Located right around the corner from the Dolly Parton statue, you can have a Dolly-themed afternoon in Sevierville! At Jolene’s, you’ll find the cutest clothing, handmade jewelry and more. And, of course, you’ll be able to purchase plenty of Dolly t-shirts and items mentioning Dolly!
6. Ogle Brothers General Store
For another great place to shop, visit Ogle Brothers General Store! This store is hidden off the Parkway in Sevierville and is the best place to go for a unique Smoky Mountain souvenir. Ogle Brothers offers true Southern hospitality in the heart of the Smokies. You can find clothing, food, candy, locally made arts and crafts and more. Plus, all of the pottery in the store is made special by an in-house potter! After you shop, head next door to Cruze Farm for some of the best ice cream in town.
More Things to Do in Sevierville
These are just some of the hidden gems near downtown Sevierville TN that you’ll want to uncover when you visit. Of course, there are plenty of other exciting things for you to do in town while you’re here. Check out more things to do in Sevierville, then start planning your trip!