Attractions Near Sevierville, Tennessee

Attractions Near Sevierville, Tennessee
Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, Sevierville is a family-friendly vacation destination just 12 miles from the trails, waterfalls and other natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sevierville offers many choices in lodging, dining and attractions for those vacationing near the nation's most visited national park, where the abundant outdoor recreational opportunities include hiking, wildlife viewing and river tubing.

WonderWorks

This "amusement park for the mind" features more than 120 interactive adventures that will challenge the mind and body. Activities include rock climbing, an illusion gallery, outer space exploration and an arcade. The popular Hoot 'n' Holler Dinner Show offers a three-course Italian dinner with a comedy show appropriate for the entire family.

Admission to WonderWorks is $20 for adults, $13 for children and free for ages three and under, with additional fees for laser tag and the dinner show. It is located a short drive from Sevierville in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

WonderWorks
100 Music Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 868-1800

NASCAR Speed Park

This amusement park features NASCAR-themed go-cart rides, an arcade, miniature golf and other fun for the entire family. Teens and young adults will enjoy the thrill rides, but the amusement center also offers tamer adventures for younger children, including an indoor playground. The all-day wristband is the best bargain, costing $32 for unlimited rides on most attractions.

NASCAR Speed Park
1545 Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 908-5500

Forbidden Caverns

Known as "the greatest attraction under the Smokies," Forbidden Caverns offers a one-hour "entertaining and educational tour past sparkling formations, towering natural chimneys, numerous grottos and a crystal clear stream." Some may find the lighting effects, music and sound effects kitschy, but most kids love it. Visitors also learn about the history of the caverns, which served as a shelter for native Americans and home to moonshine-making operations during Prohibition. Bring a jacket as the caverns are chilly. The attraction closes for winter each year.

Forbidden Caverns
455 Blowing Cave Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 453-5972
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Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo

Travel off the beaten path down a bumpy, gravel road to this 145-acre animal farm and petting zoo. In addition to deer and reindeer, the zoo features camels, wallabies, kangaroos and other exotic animals. Children will enjoy getting up close and personal to many different creatures, even feeding and/or petting the tamer species. The zoo is open year-round and admission costs $11 for adults, $6 for children, with additional fees for animal food and horse or pony rides.

Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo
478 Happy Hollow Lane
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 428-3337

Article Written By Lisa Kelly Eason

Lisa Kelly Eason is a freelance writer with 20 years' experience covering news, sports, lifestyle and business for various publications, including The Commercial Appeal and Scripps Howard News Service. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in journalism. The native Memphian resides in Columbia, S.C.

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