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As you explore the beautiful Smoky Mountains, we know you’ll have plenty of things on your to-do list. Because there are so many great Sevierville experiences, we wanted to help narrow down some of the most unforgettable options for you and your family. This, of course, isn’t a complete list, but just enough to spark your imagination and inspire you on your next trip to the Smokies. Here are eight Sevierville experiences you don’t want to miss! 

1. Forbidden Caverns

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A wonderful display of nature, the Forbidden Caverns in Sevierville, TN, are a breathtaking destination for the whole family. Enhanced with special lighting effects and stereophonic sound presentations, these tours are definitely unforgettable. You’ll be guided through these caverns by knowledgeable tour guides that will educate you on the different formations and animal life. 

You might even catch a glimpse of the local brown bat–a cute and versatile creature of the cave. The crystal clear stream that flows through the cave was the perfect supply of freshwater for the moonshine that was once produced in secret in this natural marvel. There is so much to explore in these caverns. 

2. Adventure Park at Five Oaks

There is no shortage of fun activities at Adventure Park at Five Oaks! They have ziplining, ropes courses, and horseback riding, just to name a few. Adventure Park was voted “Number One for Family Fun” on TripAdvisor, which is no surprise with its incredible views and experiences. Not to mention, their spectacular tour guides make sure you feel safe and have the best experience. 

The Park Hopper Pass allows you an affordable option to experience all of what Adventure Park and its other surrounding Pigeon Forge and Sevierville attractions have to offer!  All of these incredible activities are encompassed by awe-inspiring mountain views, in true Smoky Mountain form. Adventure Park at Five Oaks is the perfect combination of beautiful scenery and exciting activities.

3. NASCAR SpeedPark

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One of the best kid experiences in Sevierville, NASCAR SpeedPark is the perfect activity for the racing enthusiast in the family. Challenge family members and friends to an adrenaline-filled go-kart race on the Smoky Mountain Speedway. With multiple track experiences available, depending on your age and experience level, you can be sure everyone in the family will have an absolute blast at this top Sevierville attraction. 

In addition to the great racing opportunities, this destination also offers a complete submersion into their state-of-the-art Hologate–a virtual reality multiplayer video game! There’s even an arcade, bumper cars, and oh yes, bumper boats! NASCAR SpeedPark is one of the most unique experiences in the Smokies.

4. Jayell Ranch

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Get ready to get down and dirty on the adventure of a lifetime. Jayell Ranch is the ultimate ATV riding tour. You and your group can explore the mountains on ATVs or UTVs and create life-long memories with million-dollar views. 

Jayell Ranch also has ziplining, mountain tubing, as well as horseback riding. No riding experience is necessary. You’ll become a pro in no time as you ride through Tennessee’s history, soaking up views of North Carolina, Mount LeConte and Shield’s Mountain Fort. The experience is up to you! Jayell Ranch doesn’t take reservations, so come on down whenever you feel like zipping, riding, and tubing through the mountains at this incredible Sevierville attraction.

5. Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park

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How does ziplining over a waterfall sound? Completely amazing? We think so, too. That’s why we think that Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park is one of the most exciting experiences in Sevierville. 

Make sure to make your way across the Bridge to Prosperity, a 335 ft swinging bridge that crosses over Foxfire Gorge and leads to Prosperity Mountain and some incredible hiking trails. There is also a self-guided ropes course and a challenging rock climbing wall to keep you busy while you soak up the scenic beauty of the park. If you feel like being a hero, you might be ready for the Goliath. The 475 ft zipline track and 55 mph speeds make this the longest and fastest zipline in the Smokies! 

Take a break from your adventure and grab a snack at the Zippin’ Pig Snack Shack. There’s even a craft cidery on site offering tours and tastings. Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park is a truly exciting and scenic experience with unique characteristics that set it apart from other parks in the area. 

6. Sky High Air Tours

Can you picture a bird’s-eye-view of one of the most beautiful places on Earth? Experience the beauty of the Smokies as you’ve never imagined in an open cockpit biplane! With three different tour options, ranging from 8-30 minutes, there is a perfect option for every budget. This is an experience like no other, much like a convertible in the sky. 

You’ll see the mountains–of course–and in addition, a gleaming lake and Smoky Mountain attractions like Dollywood, all from the sky. Get the best view of the mountains you can possibly get with Sky High Air Tours. All ages are welcome! Bring the whole family and create the experience of a lifetime! Don’t forget to snap some photos with the fun, old-timey plane props to preserve the memories forever.

7. Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf

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The challenge is on! Time for some family-friendly competition at Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf. Play around with animated barnyard characters and go for the hole-in-one as you experience a wild display of creativity and whimsy on this wonderful little mini-golf course in the Smokies. Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm features fifty-four holes of farming family fun that can be enjoyed both day and night. 

Even better, this course has affordable pricing for all three courses, making it the perfect place to play all day–in case a rematch is in order! Ripley’s attractions are some of the best things to do in the Smokies. Make sure to look up some of their other great experiences, including: 

8. Parrot Mountain

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Parrot Mountain is so exciting and so much fun. Once described by a fellow visitor as a “spiritual oasis,” Parrot Mountain is nestled in the Smoky Mountains on four acres of lush landscaped gardens. You’ll meet hundreds of feathered friends from all over the world at this gorgeous park. Learn about the birds, their history, and what makes each of them so special. 

Make sure to take in the mountain views and the wonderful bird sounds as you take your time exploring the park. Did we mention the baby bird nursery? Come pet and feed the baby tropical birds. You can even purchase a bird if you’re looking to add a new member to your family. Photo opportunities are around every corner. Make sure to document the memories you make with these beautiful creatures. 

With all the natural beauty of the area and all of the wonderful experiences that have set up shop here in the Smokies, we hope these places will inspire you to come see us in the mountains soon! These options should help you prioritize your next Great Smoky Mountains adventure, and when you come, we’d love to see your pictures as you make your way through these top Sevierville experiences. Be sure to tag us on Instagram @mobilebrochure. 

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About Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller is a native Tennessean who currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina. She loves spending time in the great outdoors, such as camping, hiking, and mountain biking. She also enjoys exploring all that the Smoky Mountains have to offer.

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