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Introducing Smoky Gap: A New Entertainment District Coming to The 407: Gateway to Adventure

Have you ever wondered what life was like for folks in the Smoky Mountains a hundred years ago? You don’t have to wonder for much longer! Experience for yourself what life was like in the early 1900s at Smoky Gap, a newly planned entertainment district in Sevierville! This new attraction off exit 407 on Interstate 40 recently broke ground and is the newest phase of The 407: Gateway to Adventure. This new Sevierville attraction will provide loads of great memories for you and your family! Here’s everything you need to know about Smoky Gap:

What to Expect at Smoky Gap

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Smoky Gap will feature an Americana theme and be centered around Main Street in Sevierville! This entertainment hub will include attractions, restaurants, retail stores and a giant clock tower! A crown jewel attraction will be announced at a later date and is expected to be a centerpiece of Smoky Gap.

This 20-acre Smoky Gap district will be located at the primary exit (407) used to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is expected to open in 2025. The 407: Gateway to Adventure project has a price tag of $250 million and is owned and operated by Kituwah LLC, a subsidiary of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

A new exit, Exit 408, is planned for further down the interstate to help alleviate traffic congestion in the always popular area.

Things to Do at Smoky Gap

You’ll be able to spend all day exploring the entertainment options at Smoky Gap! The family-friendly attractions, stellar restaurants and special stores and shops at Smoky Gap will leave you with plenty of fun to find!

Smoky Gap will be an immersive experience that emphasizes storytelling and history! It is set to include a “living streetscape” with lighting and projections, a 30-minute walk through experience, a speakeasy where you can relax and refresh, plus planned events. Puy du Fou, a historical theme park company based in France, will contribute to the immersive aspects of Smoky Gap.

Tenants of the entertainment district will create their own programming options and immersive aspects are expected to change during the year.

The 407: Gateway to Adventure Projects

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The development of Smoky Gap is part of the first phase in The 407: Gateway to Adventure, a collection of projects on 200 acres in Sevierville!

Buc-ee’s Travel Center in Sevierville will be the first project from The 407: Gateway to Adventure to open! The 74,000 square-foot travel center will be open 24 hours a day and have 120 fueling stations and a 250-foot car wash. Buc-ee’s grand opening is scheduled for June 5.

Much more is planned as part of the project! Phase 1 of The 407: Gateway to Adventure will include Smoky Gap, Puy du Fou’s immersive experiences and another major attraction to be announced.

We’ll share any additional details about Smoky Gap and The 407: Gateway to Adventure as soon as we have them! In the meantime, check out all the fun you can have in Sevierville when you visit!