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Sugarlands Visitors Center

2 miles south of Gatlinburg on US-441, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
+1 865-436-7316
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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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2 miles south of Gatlinburg on US-441, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The rangers here are always courteous and helpful and will offer suggestions once they get a feel for the type of experience you are looking for. There is also a little muesum inside if you are tired of driving and want to kill 20 minutes...More

Thank blargoe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to stop into the Sugarlands Visitor Center to get a game plan for what to do the park. They offer a variety of maps, brochures, and park rangers to help you maximize your visit. We stayed to enjoy the movie about the park...More

Thank mrgetright
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is our 1st stop when we come to the Smoky Mountains. The park rangers are very helpful and guide us on what trails to take and which ones are closed. There is a small section where you can learn about the Smoky Mountains. There...More

Thank Kim O
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great visitor center with all your souvenirs from the park. Staff is friendly and helpful. Clean restrooms.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Center is very clean and in good location to plan out day trip to sites. Very helpful staff and good place to meet friends if not staying in same hotel for day trips.

Thank rgarrettjog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. We didn't know where to begin to choose a hiking trail. The volunteers helped us and we had a great day. Clean restrooms and a wide variety of merchandise.

Thank Tyrona R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the most helpful people in the park. Great place to stop and stretch. Cataract falls is right behind the center, so make sure to ask a guide how to get there.

Thank Savanna P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visitor center has great parking, bathroom facilities, and a taxidermy wildlife exhibit that is overly done. The front desks had a number of park guides that were answering questions for guests. We were able to quickly get directions to our desired trail, the Cataract...More

Thank HaleyTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great spot for 'hiking' with small kids. We first went inside to the animal (not live) exhibit which the children really enjoyed. The hike path we did was short and mostly flat that ends at a small waterfall. Great trail for small...More

Thank aem2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THE >>> place to start your Smoky Mountain visit. Maps, BIG park display and THE greatest Rangers to assist you in any way.

Thank tmail54
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