Sevierville, with a permanent population of under 11,000, has the moxie to entertain tens of thousands with its astonishing range of music theaters, kids attractions, shopping outlets and malls, golf courses and its historic downtown. In addition, it is known internationally as the home town of Dolly Parton. Dolly Parton was born in Sevierville and the Smoky Mountains along with her 11 siblings. She performed locally for several years before leaving for Nashville after she graduated from Sevier County High School. The rest, as they say, is history, as she went on win numerous awards as a recording artist and actress. Jim Gray, local artist, sculpted the statue that graces the lawn of Sevierville TN’s courthouse. Dolly Parton unveiled the statue of herself in May, 1987, while her family looked on. In 1986, Dolly opened her Dollywood entertainment park in nearby Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Each April Dolly returns to the area for the season’s opening and parade.
Complete destination resort facilities can be found at The Preserve Resort and Legacy Mountain Resort.
From antiques to the latest fashion styles and everything in between, you’ll find it all nearby.
Sevierville is home to a number of locally-owned and familiar restaurants.
how to get here
Getting to Sevierville is easy: from I-40, take exit 407; drive 15-20 minutes south on Highway 66.
Sevierville, Tennessee (pronounced Se-VEER-vill, with accent on the second syllable), is a small mountain town named for John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee. It traces it’s roots back to just after the founding of this country, when pioneers left the “crowded” east moved west to establish homes and farms. It wasn’t until the develpment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) that Sevierville, TN started attracting tourists as a getaway for millions of visitors each year. Today the area gets over 9 million visitors a year, giving the Smoky Mountains the title of “most visited National Park”. Large and small corporate, church and family groups get to choose from hotels and motels, to bed and breakfast inns and cabins and chalets around Sevierville.