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Sugarlands Visitors Center

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Address: 2 miles south of Gatlinburg on US-441, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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GSMA Store Locations and HoursCades Cove Visitor Center HoursOpen every day except Christmas Day.January 9:00 am - 4:30 pmFebruary 9:00 am - 5:00 pmMarch 9:00 am - 6:00 pmApril – Aug. 9:00 am - 7:00 pmSept. – Oct. 9:00 am - 6:00 pmNovember 9:00 am - 5:00 pmDecember 9:00 am - 4:30 pmLocationInside the park near the mid-point of the 11-mile, one-way Cades Cove Loop Road.Special ProgramsRanger-led programs are conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for times.ExhibitsIndoor and outdoor exhibits of Southern Mountain life and culture. Includes Cable Mill, a grist mill which operates spring through fall, the Becky Cable house, and other historic structures. Available FacilitiesGreat Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms. Oconaluftee Visitor CenterHoursOpen every day except Christmas DayJan. - April 8:30 am - 4:30 pmMay 8:30 am - 5:00 pmJune – Aug. 8:00 am - 6:00 pmSept.- Oct. 8:30 am - 6:00 pmNov. – Dec. 8:30 am - 4:30 pmLocation1194 Newfound Gap RoadCherokee , NC 28719Inside the park, 2 miles north of Cherokee, NC, on US-441Special ProgramsRanger-led programs conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for location and times.ExhibitsThe adjacent Mountain Farm Museum contains a fascinating collection of log structures including a farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, applehouse, corn cribs and others. Demonstrations of farm life are conducted seasonally.Available FacilitiesGreat Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms and telephones. Soda and water machines. Backcountry permit station. Sugarlands Visitor CenterHoursOpen every day except Christmas Day.Jan. – Feb. 8:00 am - 4:30 pmMarch 8:00 am - 5:00 pmApril - May 8:00 am - 6:00 pmJune – Aug. 8:00 am - 7:00 pmSept. – Oct. 8:00 am - 6:00 pmNovember 8:00 am - 5:00 pmDecember 8:00 am - 4:30 pmLocation 1420 Little River RoadGatlinburg TN 37738Inside the park, 2 miles south of Gatlinburg on US-441Special Programs Ranger-led programs conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for locations and times. Exhibits Free admission to 20-minute film about the park. Extensive natural history exhibits. Available Facilities Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms and telephones. Soda and water machines. Backcountry permit station. Gatlinburg Welcome Center - DowntownHours Open every day except Christmas Day.10:00 am - 6:00 pmLocation520 ParkwayGatlinburg TN 37738At traffic light #3 on the parkway in downtown GatlinburgAvailable FacilitiesGreat Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. City of Gatlinburg information. Public restrooms and telephones.Gatlinburg Welcome Center - On the Spur between Pigeon Forge and GatlinburgHoursOpen every day except Christmas DayApril - October 8:30 am - 7:00 pmNovember - March 8:30 am - 5:30 pmLocation1011 Banner RoadGatlinburg TN 377382 miles outside of Gatlinburg on US-441 SouthAvailable FacilitiesGreat Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. City of Gatlinburg information. Public restrooms and telephones.Sevierville Visitor CenterHoursOpen every day except Christmas Day.9:00 am – 6:00 pmLocation3099 Winfield Dunn ParkwayKodak, TN 377641.25 miles from Interstate 40/81 on Highway US-66 near SeviervilleAvailable FacilitiesGreat Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Sevier County, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville information. Public restrooms and telephones.Townsend Visitor CenterHoursOpen every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.Jan. - May 9:00 am - 5:00 pmJune – Oct. 9:00 am - 6:00 pmNov.- Dec. 9:00 am - 5:00 pmLocation7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy (U.S. 321)Townsend TN 37882Available FacilitiesGreat Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Townsend and local area information. Public restrooms and telephones.Historic Grist MillsCable Mill in Cades CoveHoursOpen From March 15 through the Sunday following Thanksgiving 9:00 - 5:00LocationInside the park near the mid-point of the 11-mile, one-way Cades Cove Loop Road.ExhibitsWater-powered grist mill.Mingus Mill near OconalufteeOpen From March 15 through the Sunday following Thanksgiving 9:00 - 5:00LocationInside the park, 2 miles north of Cherokee, NC, on US 441.ExhibitsTurbine-powered grist mill.Tremont Institute

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Out for walk in the Smokies

Took off for the day to enjoy a walk in the smokies. The park volunteers were excellent in both kindness and knowledge. The museum was very nice and the store had a lot of things... read more

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Burbank, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took off for the day to enjoy a walk in the smokies. The park volunteers were excellent in both kindness and knowledge. The museum was very nice and the store had a lot of things to buy. Restrooms very clean and the trail to Cataract Falls was short and easy to walk.

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Cleveland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

FANTASTIC! Visitor Center -- there is a movie, topographical map, display cases with animals and clean restrooms. The NATURE TRAIL is wonderful - well marked, a pleasant meandering stroll. Part of the trail follows the creek and part is forest. The trail is long enough to feel like you've been in the woods and enjoyed nature but not so strenuous... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Visitors Center is located at the main entrance to the park as you are leaving from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It is easily easily. There are three main things that can be done at the center. 1. Get information about hikes, trails and road tours in the park. There are Rangers who are just waiting to answer your questions... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This visitor center is right outside of Gatlinburg. We stopped in for information on the trails and so we could stamp our National Park Passport book and our daughter could get the jr. Ranger Booklet. The Rangers here are very helpful, they recommended an appropriate trail that wouldn't be too tough for our daughter. The gift shop is nice here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

IMO this is the best visitor center in the park. Children and adults can learn and see the animals, plants, birds and all life that make up the GSMNPon display. Make sure you catch the 20 min film on the park its FREE and you'll come out of it with a passion to go explore the park. This visitor center... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop by before heading into the mountains. Lots of information along with maps, books and much more. There are restrooms, snacks and drinks for you adventure in the mountains.

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Berkley, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must stop while visiting the Smoky Mountains. They can answer any and all questions about the park, have a great gift store and have maps for reasonable prices. (We bought a map that shows where all the waterfalls are in the park as well one that suggests day hikes.) They have a great movie on the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sugarlands Visitors Center has a nice museum that offers an introduction into what you might encounter in the Park. A good sized shop has an abundance of guides, story books, souvenirs, and some local food products such as honey. The many park rangers inside are ready and willing to answer any questions one may have. In the adjacent building,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor complex has restrooms, a gift shop, a movie theater, and a museum. It's all free except the gift shop of course. The movie playing in the theater is a 20 minute documentary on the Great Smoky Mountains. Good place to ask about driving directions up the mountain too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Clean restrooms, many maps and helpful staff to direct you to sights are some of the reasons to stop here before you venture into the park!

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