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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
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“gift shop” (105 reviews)
“small museum” (24 reviews)
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2 miles south of Gatlinburg on US-441, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
+1 865-436-7316
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A visitors center is a visitors center. We saw a movie and went to the gift shop. Bought gee-gaws for grandchildren. I would not want to come back. I was interested in getting out into the park.

Thank JohnWard2013
Reviewed 4 days ago

We needed help deciding which trails would be the best for us with our limited time. He explained our options and put notes on the map to help us. It's nice to get help from someone that obviously likes to help people. This is where...More

Thank KYFirefighter
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stop in here and talk to the Rangers. Make sure that your activity is open. Take time to forage through all the books and items from local crafts people. It's worth a stop. They also have clean restrooms.

Thank TheGreenAuthor
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although they lacked shirts in small sizes, the Sugarlands Visitor center is a nice place to start your journey in the Smoky Mountains. Reasonably priced items, flush toilets (a rare find in the park) and maps to help you decide what trail to explore. Or...More

Thank Mjsfurkids
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sugarlands Visitors center is a perfect place to begin your visit to the Smoky Mountains. Watch the introductory movie, pick up information, talk with the knowledgeable rangers and plan your trip depending on your time and interest. The gift shop is overflowing with information to...More

Thank Dinah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well designed park entrance with exhibits, models, wildlife info. Large clean restrooms. Star of a couple of trails - Cataract Falls being one. Excellent parking.

Thank MRbluegill
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice center. The employees were very helpful and we got to read about a lot of animals.

Thank SquirrelGirl39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rangers were all quite knowledgeable and friendly staff and the gift shop staff was very friendly very helpful the place was clean and well laid out

Thank cplchip
Reviewed 1 week ago

The folks at the information desk and the gift shop are very helpful. Lots of great maps. Crowded though, even in the spring. Waterfall is a short hike behind the visitor center. Both times I've been there, at least one staff member was surprised to...More

1  Thank ML K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the official center for the national park system on the Tennessee side. They have information covering the entire park in both states and they cover everything from general information to registering for AT campsites throughout the park. They also have a great introduction...More

Thank DNvisitors
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Where is the best bass fishing? & best place to lodge?
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What are dates for 2016 firefly event and when will tickets go on sale?
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Can I get the "America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass" at the Sugarlands Visitors Center when I get to Gatlinburg or do I need to apply for it online or by mail in advance of our trip?
4 July 2015|
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