While there is plenty of excitement for you to experience in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, you will want to set aside some time on your vacation to explore the home of Dolly Parton — Sevierville! We know you’ve heard about all the great attractions in the two most popular towns in the area, but you don’t want to miss a visit to this small town. We’d like to show you 5 fantastic activities your family will enjoy in this unforgettable area!

1. Head Downtown for Dolly and Donuts

Dolly Parton StatueSevierville is best known as the home of Dolly Parton, and we recommend a visit to the Sevier County Courthouse as the first thing on your agenda. A statue of the legendary figure sits outside and is a beautiful tribute to her talent and charity work. After admiring this piece of art, a trip to ​Courthouse Donuts​ should be in order. They have different donut creations of your choosing, making for an awesome treat to start your day!

2. Take a Helicopter Ride

Chances are good that if you’re spending time here, you’ll see helicopters occasionally flying overhead. Most of these are a part of tours you can take to get an unrivaled view of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. ​Scenic Helicopter Tours​ gives you a fantastic bird’s-eye perspective, offering different types of tours, from shorter, inexpensive trips, to longer extended views that are quite stunning and diverse.

3. Forbidden Caverns

Forbidden Caverns​ is certainly not forbidden to visit. It’s off the beaten path, but still one of the top things to do in Sevierville TN. Most of us go to the Smoky Mountains to see great heights; however, this place takes you under the Smokies. An unforgettable tour awaits you, with its many grottos and natural attractions along well-lighted trails. It’s a wonderful experience worth your time and money, and you’ll get a totally different perspective of this region.

4. Smoky Mountain Knife Works

kitchen knivesSmoky Mountain Knife Works​ may be a retail store, but it’s an attraction based on its sheer size alone. Located on the busy Winfield Dunn Parkway, it’s a massive 108,000 square foot showroom with quite the selection of cutlery and miscellaneous items. If you thought you’d seen every type of outdoor equipment imaginable, then this attraction will stretch your imagination with a visit.

5. Legacy Mountain Ziplines

Legacy Mountain Ziplines​ is one of the top things to do in Sevierville TN, if you’re looking for some adrenaline-pumping excitement! You probably won’t find a better zipline in the Smokies with its family-friendly atmosphere, featuring helpful, trained tour guides. These qualified instructors will make your experience a safe and thrilling one. The fun will be non-stop, which is why this should be the premiere adventure for your trip!

Now are you convinced that there are plenty of things to do in Sevierville TN? This list only covers part of what makes this town such a great place to visit. Our cabins at Hemlock Hills Resort Rentals are absolutely the best place for your family to relax after visiting the sights around town. ​Take a look at our Sevierville vacation planner to learn more about this small town, then find your perfect cabin today!