The giant travel center sits right off Interstate 40 at Exit 407: a popular starting point for vacations in the Great Smoky Mountains.


Meghan Overdeep

Updated on June 26, 2023

Buc-ee's Gas

It’s been a long time coming, but the country’s largest Buc-ee’s is finally here.

The Buc-ee’s in Sevierville, Tennessee, opened for business on Monday, June 26. Doors opened to the public at 6 a.m. EST, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m. EST. 

The store will be the chain’s biggest output until the opening of the location currently being built in Luling, Texas, which will surpass the Sevierville store by 1,000 square feet. 

“Buc-ee’s Sevierville, located at ‘The 407,’ is nestled in the gateway to Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, and of course, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” Stan Beard, Director of Real Estate for Buc-ee’s, said in a news release. “We are thrilled to join such a beautiful community that has long-since been a destination for travelers from around the world.”

The 74,000-square-foot flagship location is Tennessee’s second Buc-ee’s. It sits right off Interstate 40 at Exit 407: a popular starting point for vacations in the Great Smoky Mountains. The 200-acre piece of land that spans both sides of the interstate was developed by Kituwah LLC and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI).

“It is not a coincidence that we chose The 407 as our first big store location outside of Texas. We will be the proverbial ‘welcome sign’ at the front door of the exceptional travel experience that the Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, and Sevier County has to offer,” Beard said in a 2021 news release. “You won’t forget your first visit to Buc-ee’s and it won’t be your last! We are thrilled to share our over-the-top customer experience and be a pivotal part of the Kituwah and EBCI vision for the Gateway to Adventure.”

The Sevierville Buc-ee’s features 120 pumps, 22 electric vehicle stations, and a giant 250-foot car wash.

See y’all there! 



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