CHEROKEE, North Carolina – February 16, 2022 – Representatives of Puy du Fou, the historical theme park company based in France, will meet with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Tribal Council this month to discuss the project 407 in Sevierville, Tennessee.
The project, named “The 407: Gateway to Adventure,” is owned and operated by Kituwah, LLC, a wholly-owned business subsidiary of the EBCI. The highly anticipated 200-acre development is located at the primary Tennessee entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (the most-visited National Park in the United States). Other major businesses and tourism companies have already announced they will open on this development.
OE Experiences, a Knoxville based experience development company, has represented Kituwah and The 407 globally in search of ideal experiences to anchor the entertainment-focused aspects of the development and to capture the benefits of the Smoky Mountain’s exceptional tourism economy.
Puy du Fou, twice elected “Best Theme Park in the World” in March 2012 in Los Angeles (Thea Classic Award) then in November 2014 in Orlando (Applause Award), draws from the collective imagination and stages legendary worlds in spectacular shows filled with universal emotion. Puy du Fou has invented a unique artistic model in the world of leisure, a new type of experience, where visitors discover spectacular world-class shows and are immersed in ultra-realistic realms infused with history and legend for 45 years.