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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Amusement Park
“Guides & trails will lead you on an educational tour of these underground river and cave formations in Sevierville.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Many people know the area for the mountains but it is also home to a beautiful lake. This is not for everyone but if you enjoy lakes there are plenty of places to swim or local marinas to rent a boat for the day. The fishing is great most of the year for anglers in the group.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Okay, you don’t have to go fishing just to eat at English Mountain Trout Farm & Grill, but why would you want to pass up the opportunity? The “You Hook ‘Em, We Cook ‘Em” option allows you to catch your own fish and have the staff cook them up for you. The Farm provides the fishing poles and bait you need to get going, and pond attendants are standing by to help take your catch off the line. They’ll even help bait your hook. Once you’ve caught your dinner, choose from the lemon peppered, blackened, or fried option depending on your flavor preferences. OR- You can always just order from the menu too! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Small farming community in East Tennessee, Chestnut Hill, is home to one of the state’s most iconic businesses – Bush’s Baked Beans. It all started in 1897, when local farmer A.J. Bush founded a general store and, later, a tomato cannery. its all there to see with a free museum. open mon-sat 10-3:00”
  • 6 locals recommend
Health
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“(16 mi) Health and wellness grocery store with a good supply of herbs. Walt and Mary Lou are very knowledgeable about natural cures so don't be afraid to ask about what ails you. Now serving food! ”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“Good food and great views of beautiful Douglas Lake. It is not far from our cabin. It takes about 15 minutes to get there. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“A gun club that throws trapshooting and skeet shooting targets. Give them a call and if the weather is good they’ll set up a trap for you.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“The second oldest town in Tennessee, downtown Dandridge is well preserved and super charming. Gay St. is lined with boutiques, antique stores, unique gift shops and restaurants.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Located in Historic Downtown Dandridge, this is the cutest olden days style pharmacy that’s also serving up ice-cream, specialty soda, and the famous Bible Burger.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Boats for rent: 8 Passenger Pontoon Boats Day Rates: Mon - Fri (non-holidays) $129 +tax & fuel Sat - Sun (holidays) $159 +tax &fuel 16’ Johnboat with 15 horsepower outbound Day Rate: $75/day”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Enjoy a nice steak or seafood dinner and a cocktail while overlooking the lake. Angelos' is the perfect lake-side spot if you’re looking for a upscale but casual dining an affordable price point.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Make a half day trip out to Bush Brothers to tour the factory, see the Bush’s Theater, pick up some souvenirs in the old-fashioned General Store, and enjoy a southern homestyle lunch.”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 3 locals recommend
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“A spectacular cave w/ sparkling formations of calcite, the largest wall of cave onyx known to exist, towering naturally formed chimneys, & beautiful grottos along the stream. Open April-Nov (Mon-Sat)”
  • 1 local recommends
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“This is where the locals have been going forever to get their fishing bait and insider knowledge of the lake! Get your gear from the gurus of Douglas Lake here!”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Get your fix of broiled, grilled, & fried seafood! Captain Bob’s has everything from crab legs to steak & lobster. They are also known for their delicious french onion soup and homemade bread pudding.”
  • 1 local recommends