The glory of nature waits for you at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just 10 miles from Sevierville. The world-famous Appalachian Trail passes through here, and the park is home to more than 800 miles of trails and several mountain peaks. Those people with expert hiking skills often make their way to the summit of Mount LeConte for the spectacular view from the peak. Nature lovers will enjoy the waterfall at the end of Laurel Falls Trail and the Clingman's Dome Trail leading to a 50-foot tall observation deck. Whether you enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, or photographing wildlife, you will find it here.
History and aviation buffs alike will want to make frequent visits to the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. This living museum holds aviation history in its hangar with a collection of painstakingly restored, airworthy Warbirds. Christians and scholars should take a tour of Treasuring the Word Rare Bible & Book Museum. There are ancient Hebrew scrolls and rare Bibles on display, all with detailed histories. Inside the Smoky Mountain Palace, you can experience the Orient with Cirque de Chine, a spectacular show of Chinese acrobatics. Dazzling costumes, incredible decorations, and heart-stopping acrobatics all combine into one unforgettable performance you will want to see again.
The South has a special creed when it comes to food: Have plenty of it, make it good, and serve it with a smile. Smoky Mountain Cheesecake Café exceeds these points and goes the extra limit. While there, try the white chocolate cheesecake. Do not let the outside of Friendly Falls Food & Stuff fool you; this is hands down one of the best places you will ever eat. The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender and the sounds of the waterfall are the perfect accompaniment to your meal. Get a taste of yesterday at Grandmother’s Kitchen. This little cash-only diner has fantastic homestyle Southern food.