A brand new, one-of-a-kind attraction is coming to Sevierville! SkyLand Ranch will combine all your favorite things about the Smoky Mountains into one exciting entertainment venue. Located next to lodging, restaurants and one of the largest outlet centers in the South, this new Sevierville attraction overlooks a 100 acre farm with a formal ranch look. It is guaranteed to be one of the most popular places to visit in the Smoky Mountain area.
SkyLand Ranch is a $40 million project that will include live entertainment, animals, gorgeous views and more. The attraction is slated to open in Spring of 2022. Visitors will take a ride on a scenic chairlift to the top of SkyLand Ranch, where hours of fun await. The hybrid chairlift will give guests the option of both chairs and open-air cabins. Other plans for the attraction include a mountain coaster that’s over a mile long, a suspended bridge with a wide walkway, canopy walks, zip lines and more. SkyLand Ranch aims to attract visitors of all ages, from kids, to teens, to adults.
“SkyLand Ranch has been a dream of our family for over 10 years,” said Lisa Williford, owner of SkyLand Ranch. “The ranch theme matches well with the Five Oaks 100-year-old farm. The idea is to form a destination that tells a story of life on the ranch with a spark of amusement, festivals, shopping, dining, and leisure. The Five Oaks area already has outstanding lodging, dining and shopping with the Tanger Outlets — and amusement and recreation is the only thing missing from this area of Sevierville.”
One thing that will set SkyLand Ranch apart is its beautiful location. It will be located on the Sevierville Parkway across from Tanger Outlets, but also at one of the highest points in Sevierville, letting visitors escape from the busyness in town. This entertainment venue will also be known for its event space, with plans to host a variety of festivals and live entertainment throughout the year.
Another unique feature of this attraction in Sevierville is the animals. SkyLand Ranch will be home to a variety of miniature animals, including miniature cows and donkeys that families and kids will enjoy seeing. All of the animals at SkyLand Ranch will be rescued animals. The attraction will also have horses and riding trails for visitors. After visiting with the animals, guests will love browsing both the food barns and the retail barns. There are currently plans for a candy shop and bakery with gourmet cupcakes, along with other seasonal food options, and a souvenir shop, a boutique, a Christmas shop, a toy store and more in the retail barn.
SkyLand Ranch is owned by Mark and Lisa Williford, who own two other popular area attractions: Rowdy Bear Mountain in Gatlinburg and Rowdy Bear Ridge in Pigeon Forge. Both Rowdy Bear Adventure Parks offer exciting activities and rides that are the first of their kind.
Visit www.skylandranch.com for more information, and stay tuned for details regarding the opening date and more updates as progress continues.
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