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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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Nice visitor center, lots of people working there

As far as visitor center museums, it was probably above average. It was clean and plenty of restroom facilities. There's a nice easy hike to a small waterfall right behind it... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As far as visitor center museums, it was probably above average. It was clean and plenty of restroom facilities. There's a nice easy hike to a small waterfall right behind it. It's worth buying the "Day Hikes" map for $1.00 if you are looking for hikes, the free maps aren't that good, especially for hikers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great starting point for information about the park. The guides are very helpful and are good at making suggestions based on your preferences. There is also an easy trail behind the center that is suitable for all.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are on this side of the park stop at the center for up-to-date information and maps. The rangers can help find the best hike for a range of abilities and desired destinations. It is also important to check for road and trail closures during winter months. Hwy 441 closes frequently during cold rainy or snowy weather. Trails originate... More 

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Horseheads,NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to check out what there is in the Smoky Mountains. Examples of plants, insects as well as animals that live there.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and informative. Even if you have been to Gatlinburg 100 times you will find out about something you did not know about. Very nice great people work there. Nature trail behind center is.6 of a mile and goes to Cataract FAlls (then you have to walk the .6 back dont forget). Good time usually crowded in the center... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We stopped here to get directions to Cades Cove and stay for quite awhile. They have a museum area with different animals that can be found in the regions. We visited the gift shop and bought the kids some stuff to remember the trip by. The rangers in the center are very knowledgeable about the area. There are many pamphlets... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

One of the nicer visitors center around with some cool displays and ots of information. But is it a very busy place and a place where its easy tog et separated from your kids or travel party...(or it has proven to be for us). DEfinitely worth a stop on your way out of Gatlinburg as you drive either towards Cades... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We had to stop by after reading all the reviews. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful. The place was very busy but service was great in the shop. The kids enjoyed the display cases with the animals. They have a movie you can watch but we didn't get a chance to do that. They told us about a waterfall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great visitor center in the Smoky Mountains. We visited in the morning and the visitor center was already congested. But being it was tourist season and early August we didn't expect it to empty. The gift shop was great and we enjoyed sampling some of the "butters", bought our son a ranger vest, and brought home some of the delicious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This stop is well worth your time. Lots of information Nice gift shop Museum And restrooms!! You can find all the information you need here for your GSMNP trip!

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