Sevier County has gone from being a quiet, rural area to the location of the most visited park in the nation aince the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its main entrance located in Gatlinburg. Nearby towns of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have expanded their tourism offerings of attractions, restaurants, shopping, and accommodations to meet the demand. Today, the area is often called the "Little Vegas of the Smokies".