Enjoy epic Smoky Mountain views and ride the longest mountain coaster in the Southeast on your next family vacation.

Pack up your suitcases and get ready to enjoy quality family time in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Head to Sevierville, Tennessee (pronounced Severe-ville), where everyone in your crew will find something to enjoy. Whether it is the historic downtown with a hip vibe or epic views surrounded by family-friendly fun, Sevierville offers something for everyone. So keep reading to plan your perfect family vacation in Sevierville. 

Things to do with Sevierville with Kids

Located a short four-hour drive from Atlanta, Nashville and Cincinnati, Sevierville is known for Smoky Mountain views, delicious southern food and tons of family fun. There’s so much this friendly southern town offers, and we rounded up our favorites. 

The Pines Downtown
Head to this cool downtown spot where your crew can play vintage video games, try duckpin bowling or hang in front of the massive windows playing family-friendly board games together. Look inside the books on each table to find the eclectic menu offering shareable food and delicious drinks. Find the best prices and smaller crowds during happy hour. Remember to stop by the Dolly Parton statue just a block away for a family selfie. 

Skyland Ranch
Plan to spend most of the day enjoying your family time at this gorgeous ranch overlooking the Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re looking to ride the longest mountain coaster in the Southeast, watch a wild west show, or taste delicious southern food, you’ll find it all here. Remember to walk up the winding overlook for one of the best views in Sevierville. And, if someone in your crew doesn’t like heights, there’s a shuttle, so they won’t have to ride the chairlift to the top.   

Wilderness at the Smokies
Visit this indoor/outdoor waterpark resort with an exciting wave pool, private cabana area and indoor surfing spot. You’ll easily spend the entire day climbing the splash area, snacking at the grill and frozen yogurt bar and splashing in the zero-entry baby pool. After you dry off, head out to the excellent game space with tons of arcade games, a sky-high ropes course and laser tag. This resort is a great place to stay, too. 

Sevier Air Trampoline & Ninja Warrior Park
Head to this obstacle and trampoline-filled park when it is time to burn off some vacation energy. Whether your crew wants to try ninja obstacles, play trampoline dodgeball or jump around during an interactive video game, they’ll find endless fun at this family-friendly attraction. Downstairs, you can sign up for laser tag and enjoy kid-friendly food at the cafe. You can save time by filling out the waiver before you arrive.  

Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo
Stroll through this animal-lovers paradise filled with talking birds, swimming axolotls and precious newborn goats and sheep. After buying your tickets in the gift shop, you can explore the jungle-like exhibits. Remember to buy small bags of feed for the goats and sheep outside. It’s a highlight of the experience. And you can save this spot for a rainy day since most exhibits are indoors. 

Smoky Mountain Knife Works & Relic Room
Stop by the largest knife store in the world when you’re ready to pick out that first pocket knife. The staff is knowledgeable, and the prices are reasonable. And you’ll find an incredible selection of fossils, minerals and meteorites in the Relic Room. The best surprise is you can take some history home since the artifacts are for sale.   

Where to Eat in Sevierville with Kids

Pinchy’s Lobster & Beer Co.
After you decide whether to sit inside or outside, your family will love finding fresh, delicious seafood in the middle of hip downtown Sevierville. The Connecticut Lobster Roll could compete with one of the best in New England, and the kids’ menu with a hot dog shaped like an octopus will please even the pickiest eater. And yes, there are delicious options for those that don’t like seafood. 

The Apple Valley Creamery
What’s a family vacation without a few stops for ice cream? First, you will want to try the traditional banana split they serve. It’s delicious, and it makes for some fun family photos. Then, you can walk around the working orchard’s property for a wine tasting and to shop at the impressive candy shop.  

Five Oaks Farm Restaurant
Next door to Skyland Ranch, you’ll find a family-friendly farmhouse restaurant with big portions and authentic southern dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; you’ll find something yummy for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget to visit their website to get on the waitlist. This restaurant is a popular place to eat. 

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
Come hungry to this family-friendly southern restaurant with big plates full of comfort food and some of the friendliest staff in town. With dessert included, dinner is the perfect time to stop here for a family meal. And many of the supper dishes are big enough to share, too. Arrive early to visit The Apple Barn and Cider Mill next door. 

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin
When it is time for a big southern-style breakfast, you’ll want to stop by this Sevierville gem. Kids will love the gooey chocolate pancakes, and everyone will enjoy the huge selection of delicious breakfast comfort foods. 

Where to Stay in Sevierville with Kids

Sanctuary Treehouses
Visit one of the newest resorts in Sevierville, where working drawbridges connect elegant treehouses, and afternoon drinks are delivered through an automatic drink shoot. Each family-friendly, themed treehouse offers a spectacular view and thoughtful family amenities such as swings, slides and bunk beds that will make your next vacation unforgettable. 

The Ridge Outdoor Resort
Bring an RV or plan to stay in one of the onsite tiny houses or glamping tents with amazing views. The resort boasts the perfect location to explore all Sevierville has to offer. With coffee and frozen yogurt shops across the street, and a store, laundry facility and pool, this is the perfect resort to spend your family vacation.  

Hidden Mountain Resort
Stay in a traditional log cabin at this family-friendly Sevierville resort with an inviting pool and pond full of fish. With cabins as big as 14 bedrooms, your entire crew will have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your vacation. Finish your days around one of the fire pits and decks overlooking the gorgeous sunset behind the Smoky Mountains. 

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