And of course, it's only fitting that Dollywood provides live music and entertainment, drawing visitors from around the world, and you can still take a look at the locomotive that inspired it all. First called "White Oak Flats," the town was renamed in 1856 for the post office in Radford Gatlin's general store.By the 1900s, the lodging industry moved into the area bringing jobs and growth.Visit Tennessee's first legal moonshine distillery to sample and buy authentic spirits made from recipes 200 years old.Learn the area's moonshine history and see why this stop was featured on The Today Show.The 1940 opening of Great Smoky Mountains National Park led to improved roads and local businesses really flourished.
Try the 1.4 mile walk to Sutton Ridge Overlook or the popular 2-mile Hen Wallow Falls day hike, Ambitious hikers can plan for the 12 mile, fairly strenuous round trip hike to Mt.
Check out the center's class schedule and return to hone your skills with the staff and artists in residence. 1 aquarium, this 1.4 million-gallon saltwater aquarium has thousands of exotic sea creatures and amazing 12-foot sharks visible from an underwater tunnel.
New in 2010: Penguin Playhouse, a unique indoor/outdoor exhibit of African Penguins.
In the parlor, look for woodwork by craftsman Lewis Buckner.
The site is a working apple orchard, and also features a general store and cider mill (housed in the original barn) and winery. Sevierville, 865-428-1222 The Apple Barn & Cider Mill 230 Apple Valley Rd.