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Junction 35 in Sevierville

5 Reasons to Spend Time in Sevierville This Vacation

Don’t skip Sevierville on your list of places to visit in the Smokies this vacation! Tucked away in the awe-inspiring Smoky Mountains, Sevierville offers loads of fun and enjoyment that you don’t want to miss out on. From thrilling outdoor activities to laid back experiences that result in unparalleled relaxation, there’s plenty to see and do in Sevierville. Enjoy small-town charm combined with big-city excitement when you visit! Here are 5 reasons to spend time in Sevierville this vacation:

1. Our Distillery & Restaurant

Bar at Junction 35

Distilleries are common in the Smoky Mountains as liquor making is a time-honored tradition around these parts. But only one is unlike the others – Junction 35 Spirits! We’re the first and only distillery and restaurant around, merging authentic Smoky Mountain spirits with home-cooked meals. We’re more than just a distillery; we’re the place to have a great time with those you love! Stop by for a relaxing experience as you enjoy great drinks, food, live music and quality time together.

2. Less Crowded Than Other Cities

One of Sevierville’s biggest appeals is it often tends to be less crowded than other area cities. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are a ton of fun to visit, but receive a steady stream of visitors, particularly during peak seasons. Sevierville offers similar adventures and excitement as these other cities while attracting fewer guests. Whether you’re looking for a stellar restaurant like Junction 35, shops, attractions or lodging, you’ll find it in Sevierville.

3. It’s the Home of Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton statue

Are you down with Dolly? Legendary country music star Dolly Parton was born and raised right here in Sevier County! Dolly’s hometown boasts several landmarks that people love to visit to celebrate the accomplishments and impact of Dolly. The Dolly Parton Statue can be found on the lawn of the Sevier County Courthouse while the Wings of Wander mural in downtown pays homage to the icon in a creative way. Don’t forget to head on over to Pigeon Forge to visit Dollywood!

4. Spectacular Shopping

Sevierville knows shopping! If you’re ready for a bit of retail therapy, Sevierville is the spot for you in the Smoky Mountains. Junction 35 is located in the Tanger Outlets, a shopping mall that features a collection of brand-name and designer outlet stores. After spending some time at Junction 35, head next door to shop until you drop! You’ll find numerous other stores scattered throughout Sevierville, including the world’s largest knife showplace at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

5. Thrilling Outdoor Adventures


Experience the thrill of the great outdoors in Sevierville! Numerous options for outdoor adventures are available throughout the city. Soar through the sky on a zipline, admiring the bird’s eye views of gorgeous Sevierville along your journey! Foxfire Adventure Park offers ziplining tours, a swinging bridge and a climbing wall. Adventure Park at Five Oaks has both ziplining adventures and horseback riding excursions. Finally, Forbidden Caverns lets you explore a world of stunning underground caverns here in Sevierville! 

Get ready to have an incredible experience when you spend time in Sevierville this vacation! Are you new to Smoky Mountain spirits? Check out our guide to the types of spirits in the Smokies!