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When spending a vacation in the Smoky Mountains, you won’t want to miss out on visiting downtown Sevierville! This charming pedestrian friendly area features all kinds of fantastic restaurants, specialty shops, and historic architecture, not to mention a statue of the iconic Dolly Parton! Here are the top 4 reasons why you need to visit downtown Sevierville during your vacation:
1. Unique Specialty Shops
If you love to shop, just wait until you see some of the speciality stores in Sevierville! One of the most unique destinations is the Beauty & The Beast Bridal Boutique, which is the perfect stop for those planning to elope in the Smoky Mountains! In fact, if you have your marriage license, the shop even has an ordained officiant on site for same day vow exchange! Some of the other stores that you will find in the downtown area include Ronel Raicsics Designs, the Cherry Pit Quilt Shop, and D Garden Floratique.
2. Historic Sites and Architecture
Another reason why you need to visit downtown Sevierville during your vacation is to see all of the historic sites and architecture, including the famous Dolly Parton statue! You can delve into the history of the downtown area by taking the self-guided Historic Sevierville Walking Tour! This tour takes you on a walk back in time to discover 40 points of interest, ranging from jail bar grates to notable homes. Walking tour brochures are available for free from the kiosk in front of the Dolly Parton statue at 125 Court Avenue.
3. Beautiful City Murals
While exploring this quaint area of Sevierville, you will discover a pair of beautiful murals that were added as part of the city’s $7.5 million streetscape project that started in 2019. If you stop by the Sevierville Gazebo on Bruce Street and look down the brick alley, you can see a mural depicting a young Dolly Parton enjoying a burger at a former Sevierville eatery known as Red’s Café. Across the street is the Wings of Wander mural which features a monarch butterfly and nods to Dolly Parton’s hit song “Love is Like a Butterfly.” Be sure to bring your camera because you can pose between the butterfly wings for a unique photo!
4. Fantastic Restaurants
There are a variety of fantastic restaurant options in downtown Sevierville, ranging from casual eateries to fine dining! If you are in the mood for a delicious burger, head on over to Graze Burgers for a mouthwatering lunch or dinner! This restaurant specializes in locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients you can taste in every juicy mouthful! For those looking for something a bit more upscale, make reservations at The Appalachian Restaurant to sample the flavors of this amazing region and the best in southern hospitality! Other tempting restaurants include Hickory Cabin Restaurant and Tequila Spice Mexican Grill.
Check out all of our condos in the Smoky Mountains today to stay just minutes away from downtown Sevierville! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smokies!