Begin your tour in historic downtown Sevierville. Enjoy quaint shops and eateries
and make a stop at the Dolly Parton Statue located on the lawn of the iconic Sevier
County Courthouse at 126 Court Avenue. Created by Jim Gray, the six-and-a-half-foot
statue was erected to honor Sevierville native Dolly Parton, an internationally
acclaimed singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist.
Leave the courthouse traveling north on Court Avenue, at the traffic light turn
left onto West Main Street, travel .5 miles and turn right onto Old Knoxville
Highway and continue .5 miles on where a beautiful white-frame Victorian house
owned by Mrs. J.S. Eledge is located on the right. This house served as a temporary
train station when the Knoxville, Sevierville & Eastern Railroad first arrived in
Sevierville in 1910. Just beyond the Eledge house is the Sevier County Fairgrounds
where the Sevier County Fair is held annually in late summer. The site was originally Stokely Canning Factory.
Continue 3.1 miles to the traffic light at the junction of Old Knoxville Highway
and Gists Creek Road. Located on the left is the state-of-the-art Sevierville
Convention Center. The facility design addresses the specialized needs of competitive
arts events, trade and retail shows and conventions. Spanning both sides of the
road, Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort and Family Adventure Center is adjacent to the convention center.