Traveling down Interstate 40 to reach the Great Smoky Mountains, you spot a new place to take a break and enjoy the moment just off Exit 407 in Sevierville, Tennessee. What’s that? It’s The 407: Gateway to Adventure retailtainment complex that features shops, eateries, moonshine, and family-friendly attractions to make the most of your classic American road trip! And if you want to stay a while longer, there are plenty of local cabins to book.
Wholly owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), Kituwah LLC launched a 200-acre development known as Project 407 in Sevierville, TN, in 2021. As the huge project — now known as The 407: Gateway to Adventure — continues to grow, more fantastic news keeps popping up, such as their partnerships with Buc-ee’s and Pu du Fou! With estimates of drawing 6.7 million visitors in their first full year, this place is projected to become everyone’s first stop on their Smoky Mountain vacation.
Attractions Coming Soon!
A great place for travelers to stop for a while and experience fun things to do in the Smokies without drifting too far from the interstate, The 407: Gateway to Adventure is planning to knock your socks off with brand-new attractions to the area. Developers and tenants from across the globe have reached out to be part of this cool, new entertainment complex.
So…what’s in the works? The world’s largest Buc-ee’s and Puy du Fou’s debut in the States! We’ve also heard rumors of state-of-the-art indoor go-kart tracks, an ultimate sports experience, and a top-notch golf attraction. For now, the EBCI is remaining flexible to create the best visitor experience for YOU, so stay tuned!
Buc-ee’s Family Travel Center — Largest in the World
It’s official — the world’s largest Buc-ee’s is coming to The 407: Gateway to Adventure in Sevierville! Equally massive and super nice inside and out, Buc-ee’s is a convenience store chain that will leave you oohing and aahing for miles after stopping by. Breaking records and taking names, this new travel center will spread across 74,000 square feet, feature a 250-foot car wash, and boast 120 fueling stations plus EV charging stations. Buc-ee’s is also known for its amazing BBQ and really clean bathrooms!
Puy du Fou — First in the United States
Originating in France, Puy du Fou — an immersive, world-class show based on real history — is coming to America! Currently, Puy du Fou is the second most-visited theme park in all of France, right behind Disneyland Paris, and with $75 million invested, you can bet this show will impress at The 407 in Sevierville, TN. Step back in time to learn more about the Cherokee people, their culture, and their heroic accomplishments at this one-of-a-kind walk-through experience.
Shops & Restaurants
Along with plenty of parking — currently 269 spaces — The 407 is planning to add loads of souvenir shops and Appalachian restaurants. Perhaps the coolest addition that might be coming to the retailtainment complex is a distillery experience! You can fuel up, hang out, shop until you drop, eat a variety of food, and try local spirits all in one place.
Itching to check out The 407? Projections currently predict a partial completion of this travel mecca for mid-2023, namely Buc-ee’s Family Travel Center as the first anchor to the complex!
Smoky Mountain Cabins for YOU
After exploring The 407: Gateway to Adventure, choose to stay for a weekend or a while with Cabins for YOU — featuring cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg right by Sevierville plus options close to downtown, the main Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Our Smoky Mountain cabins offer the best in comfort, convenience, and fun for all ages. Whether you want a spontaneous getaway with your partner, an unforgettable family vacation, an entertaining group stay, or a fabulous retreat with friends, we have the vacation rental for YOU!
- Mountain/river/wooded/city views
- Private swimming pool
- Steamy hot tub
- Indoor spa tub
- Gas/charcoal grill
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Covered/open decks
- Roaring fireplaces & firepits
- Home theaters
- Big screen TVs
- Games — pool, air hockey, foosball, arcade classics, etc.
- King/queen suites
- Bunk beds
- Fast Wi-Fi
- Washer & dryer
Start YOUR memorable vacation at The 407: Gateway to Adventure and relax at a local cabin for the full Smoky Mountain experience.