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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...

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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The center was well laid out, the adequate staff was knowledgeable and friendly, the exhibits were helpful, there was a great selection of souvenirs, etc. So nice that no... read more

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The center was well laid out, the adequate staff was knowledgeable and friendly, the exhibits were helpful, there was a great selection of souvenirs, etc. So nice that no admission to the park is charged. We were impressed.

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Stopped by right after they opened about 8 :00 am. Lots of parking available. Very clean bathrooms with lots of stalls and flushing toilets. The Rangers are very helpful with questions you may have about any of the trails your interested in going on . Also the best way to get there. It's definitely worth stopping in . Get the... More 

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The rangers and maps are very helpful here. We asked about a certain hike and received more helpful information that we could have gotten with reading material alone. Very Helpful! There is also a museum inside showing the flowers and wildlife you may see in GSMNP.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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We stopped here on our way to the Alum Caves Trail. Ranger was very helpful. Went back in after our hike to browse the displays and gift shop. Very enjoyable.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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We love all 3 visitor centers! Sugarland's staff is always willing to answer questions. We love the short video about the Great Smoky Mountains history but we'd also love a new one. 😉 We loved all the info about the animals in park in the animal museum. We seem to learn something new every time we come. Restrooms are always... More 

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Alot of people that stop here don't know that there is a short trail behind the center that takes you to Cataract Falls...A great trail for families with your kids....Enjoy

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We enjoyed visiting all the visitor centers in the park. Each one had different displays to browse and enjoy!

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Litchfield, Minnesota
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We stopped to plan our visit to the park. Huge numbers of people and we had to stand in line for everything but the restrooms. The staff was very helpful.

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Great exhibits of local wildlife and vegetation. Interesting 20 min video in comfortable, cool theatre setting. There is no entrance fee to get into the park, but you can support it by buying something from their great little shop. Grab a map and head out on 441 for an amazing trip through the Smokies.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

US visitor centres are really excellent at providing good information and generally very helpful staff, Sugarlands is no exception, 10 out of 10 for the staff there

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