When traveling to Sevierville, Tennessee, there are eight must-see special spots that aren’t to be missed. From the youngest in your group to the oldest, these spots are places where memories will be created and treasured forever. Make a weekend of it and cross these eight spots off your must-do list.
Spot #1: Smoky Mountain Deer Park
The Smoky Mountain Deer Park features an exotic petting zoo and horseback riding on beautifully scenic mountain trails for a stunning day spent outdoors. Here you’ll find critters galore with camels, kangaroos, zebras, goats, elk and more!
Spot #2: Dolly Parton Statue
The infamous Dolly Parton statue is an important stop for classic country music fans and is easy to find at its location in the center of the Sevier County Courthouse lawn. A great Selfie Spot, don’t miss a picture with the iconic Dolly statue.
Spot #3: Harrisburg Covered Bridge
The Harrisburg Bridge is a historic covered bridge in Sevier County and is one of four in the state. It has been in place since the 1800s and is a favorite spot for photo opportunities. The bridge crosses the picturesque East Fork of Little Pigeon River.
Spot #4: Wylie Cider Barn
The quaint Wyile Cider Barn offers small-batch handcrafted apple ciders made from the best Appalachian Mountain Apples. Stop by for a taste of goodness!
Spot #5: Bridge to Prosperity
Another bridge, the Bridge to Prosperity at Foxfire Mountain Adventure, is the longest swinging bridge over water in America. The bridge is 4 feet wide, over 400 feet long, and actually swings when walked on. The experience begins at a wishing well and then after crossing the bridge, visitors hang their wishes on the Whispering Winds Covered Bridge.
Spot #6: Tennessee Museum of Aviation
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is a unique museum that offers a large hanger featuring various warbirds. War buffs will enjoy getting up close and personal with these airworthy aviation crafts.
Spot #7: The McMahan Indian Mound
The McMahan Indian Mound site is an archeological site consisting of a 16-foot high and 240-foot wide platform with a large associated village and was occupied by Dallas Phase peoples of the South Appalachian Mississippian culture between 1200 and 1500 CE. Stop by here and imagine a world from long ago.
Spot #8: Selfie Time at the Butterfly Mural
A beautiful last stop of the day is at the butterfly mural of Sevierville. The mural measures 16 feet high and 20 feet across and shows a large set of butterfly wings with smaller butterflies floating away to the left. The mural is titled “Wings of Wander” and was created by local artist Pinkie Mistry as the first downtown mural in Sevierville. More murals are featured at the observation tower at Anakeesta and at the Hillside Winery.
Each of these unique places mentioned here offers a piece of Tennessee history and opportunity to experience present-day life in Tennessee, a place that honors its storied past and promotes its exciting future.