Sevier County, named for Tennessee’s first governor, sits at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains and attracts millions of people each year with its famed shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Sevier County is proud to be the home of Dolly Parton and host to Dolly’s beloved theme park, Dollywood, and its warm-weather waterpark cousin Splash Country.
The three most popular towns, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, are located consecutively along Highway 66. Sevierville and Pigeon Forge both host extensive shopping and entertainment possibilities, including Tanger Outlets, The Titanic Museum and The Dixie Stampede. Gatlinburg’s popular downtown strip hosts multitudes of stores, restaurants and candy shops. Crowds fill the streets of Gatlinburg during summer to enjoy the cooler mountain temperatures and during winter to enjoy the town’s holiday festivities. A thriving arts and crafts community also calls Gatlinburg home; just 3 miles from Gatlinburg’s downtown, the Arts and Crafts Trail winds through the hills leading to the largest group of independent artists and craftspeople in America.