Tennessee Legend distillery

This distillery is a little out of the way.  It is about 8 miles on Dolly Parton Parkway from Sevierville.  Moonshine, Whiskey and after dinner drinks.  Try the cream based ones.  They have recipe cards that they give out for the different alcohol drinks.  2015/01/img_4109.jpg

The distillery has friendly staff and good moonshine.  Some say it is the best around.  Definitely worth the trip.

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Xtreme Racing Center in Pigeon Forge

Reviews are mixed.  The staff doesn’t seem to be as good as most places we have blogged about.  Most places rave about the staff.  There are rules you need to follow.  You can’t take the turns too fast, get too close to others, etc…  Some reviews say it is worth the cost and others say it is not.  Best for older teenagers and adults.  extremeracing2

Xtreme Racing Center in Pigeon Forge is dedicated to bringing guests the ultimate Pigeon Forge go kart experience with the choice of three thrilling courses! Totaling 3,500 linear feet, ‘Xtreme’ track is filled with winding turns, narrow straightaways and thrilling adventure as guests race inside one of the professional-grade Sodi GT-5 go karts. These karts are sure to create a memorable ride for all who visit.

https://www.xtremeracingcenterpigeonforge.com/

Governor’s Crossing Theater

thedjvpxl6Governor’s Crossing Stadium 14 Cinema is the premier luxury theater in Sevier county. Amenities include Dolby 7.1 audio, luxury seating featuring leather recliners, and large format presentations in the 40,000 watt SXS auditoriums. Bring your friends and family for a movie night to see the best blockbusters out today.

http://www.fandango.com/governorscrossingstadium14_aaxsx/theaterpage

Speedwerkz Exotic Car Museum

Car enthusiasts!  This Pigeon Forge attraction offers an up-close and personal experience with some of the world’s most well-known exotic vehicles.  Learn all about each of the cars on display—including Ferraris, Porsches, Lamborghinis and more—fully knowledgeable staff members to share a wealth of information.

There are some beautiful cars in this museum!  It is very small- only about ten cars.  Relaxed show room and the staff is very knowledgeable and loves to share car facts.  Cars are behind a roped off area.  speedwerkz_28808

Speedwerkz in Pigeon Forge TN

Smokies Abandoned Resort Town Hike and Walking Tour

Smokies Abandoned Resort Town Hike and Walking Tour

The Escape Game – Pigeon Forge

 

If you like to do puzzles and are up for a challenge I would highly recomThe Escape Game - Pigeon Forge, TN, United Statesmend this game.  Groups all work together to figure out the clues.  The staff is very friendly and helpful.  Don’t be afraid to ask them questions during the game too.  You may be paired with other groups if you have a small group.  Make your reservations in advanced and early.  If you don’t want to be with a lot of other people, perhaps doing an early escape room would work.

There are times you have to think out of the box.  Don’t be shy, every recommendation should be considered.  Leave no rock unturned.

The Island in Pigeon Forge

http://theescapegamepigeonforge.com/

112 Reagan Drive, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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New Salem Baptist Church in Sevierville. Earliest surviving brick church in the county.

This 1886 church is Sevierville’s oldest surviving public building and the only church in Sevier County to be built for and by its African-American congregation.

From the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture:

“Isaac Dockery, an African American brickmason and builder, was born a freeman in the Jones Cove community of Sevier County. Dockery moved to Sevierville before the Civil War, where he worked as a merchant clerk in the home of Henry M. Thomas. During the war, Confederate soldiers captured Dockery and dragged him through the streets of Sevierville because he refused to reveal the hiding place of Thomas’s grandson, McKendree Porter Thomas (1835-1913), a colonel in the Union army. After the war Dockery married Charlotte Thomas (1838-1913), who had been one of Thomas’s slaves.In the late 1860s Dockery built a brick kiln near Middle Creek outside Sevierville and established a brick masonry business. Dockery inscribed his initials, “I D,” and sometimes a date, on his bricks as a trademark. A master brick mason, Dockery taught his craft to his sons, his sons-in-law, and his grandsons.

Dockery made the bricks for several notable Sevierville landmarks, including the Murphy College building (1891), the Sevierville Masonic Lodge (1893), and the Sevier County Courthouse (1896). He also built at least two commercial buildings on the original public square which were destroyed in a 1900 fire. The New Salem Baptist Church, built in 1886 for the local black community, remains his most significant building. This handsome Gothic Revival-style church was originally constructed as a Union Church, which welcomed all religious denominations. The New Salem Baptist Church is the oldest remaining building in Sevierville and the second oldest church building in the county.

… Dockery died in 1910 at his son’s home in Knoxville. He was buried in the Public Cemetery for African Americans near Sevierville.”

Address:
601 Eastgate Rd.
Sevierville, TN 37876
Coordinates:
35.85907700
-83.55395700