Hands On Learning In Sevierville, Tennessee

Jun 12, 2024

Located in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, many of Sevierville’s attractions offer curriculum compliant programs as well as opportunities to see textbook lessons come to life in real world applications.

Where can students delve into science?

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an international biosphere reserve, the world’s center of diversity for lungless salamanders, and an All-Taxa BioDiversity Inventory site (scientists are inventorying the 100,000 species believed to live in the park and citizens can get involved too). Ranger and teacher led curriculum-based programs are also available that focus on science, history and culture. Find teacher resources here http://www.nps.gov/grsm/forteachers/index.htm

Get a lesson in biology at Rainforest Adventures, a zoo focused on conservation, preservation and education. Hour-long educational programs can also be specially arranged for your group.

Then book a visit to XPERIA: Ocean Journey, an immersive undersea cinematic experience that brings guests face to face with fascinating creatures in an educational and interactive walk-through show.

Looking to build a love for learning? At Dig’N Zone, Sevierville’s newest theme park attraction, kids of all ages can operate real construction equipment in a safe environment. Dig’N Zone staff includes seasoned educators who tie the functions of certain construction equipment into school approved curriculum.



How about history?

Sevierville offers several unique opportunities to explore history. Hold (and purchase) real historical artifacts at The Relic Room, located inside Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

Then enjoy a walking tour in downtown Sevierville, and snap a few photos with the iconic Dolly Parton statue (Sevierville is her hometown), and stop for a sweet treat at Red’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream – a 1940s style soda shop.

Experience the fun of ranch life and learn a few handy skills at SkyLand Ranch. This mountaintop attraction features live entertainment, wild west style shows, great food, panoramic mountain views, and miniature animals.

The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is another can’t miss attraction focused on history and features rare warbird aircraft, lessons on the physics of flight and more.

What else is there to do in Sevierville and the Smoky Mountains?

Well, how about checking out Soaky Mountain Waterpark, Tanger Sevierville, Wonderworks, NASCAR SpeedPark, Sevier Air Ninja Warrior Park, Titanic Museum Attraction, Alcatraz East Crime Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the working orchards at the Apple Barn & Cider Mill and more!

For more information about bringing student groups to Sevierville and available curriculum programs, contact Director of Sales & Advertising Tony Funderburg at the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce (865) 453-6411 | [email protected] | www.VisitSevierville.com.