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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 1 week ago via mobile

We were there during Spring break. So crowded. Hard to find parking. CLean bathrooms. If you have a pet the only pet friendly trail in the whole park is right behind the visitor center, it’s a nice trail though. The other is on the N...More

Thank Tammy W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When this place is busy, parking can be a challenge (especially if you have motor homes). Overall the restrooms are clean and the gift shop has a lot of nice stuff to buy for that memento. I recommend checking out the little museum and the...More

Thank stones2125
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on way into park for maps. Spoke briefly to a volunteer who recommended the Chimney Tops hike for our family (we have kids aged 9 and 12). We are so thrilled he did - it was not one we had on our “list”...More

Thank Becky L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought I checked the hours and they were open until 7, nope. They greeted us with "We are closing in 5 minutes" sucks they didn't want my money. I had come to donate $20. Grumpy dudes in the tourist industry are one of my...More

Thank sunshine49046
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rangers in the visitors center are extremely friendly and helpful! Has a lot of information about the park as well. Great place to start at the Smokies!

Thank lpdutil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice center, clean & informative staff. Maps available along with several park staff that have a lot of information. Plus it’s a very short hike to a pretty waterfall from the center.

Thank tslaughter24
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visitor's center has a nice little collection of animal exhibits (stuffed) and video exhibit. They have park and trail maps available and a small gift shop with touristy stuff. They also have clean restroom facilities. Finally, they have an under one mile round trip...More

1  Thank Ryan W
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We love going to national parks and have been to some of the Best! The Smokies are great but the gift shop in the visitor center is relatively small compared to the ones we have visited in the Rockies and Yellowstone. And a restaurant or...More

Thank Po143
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Came in to get a map. The ranger at the counter was a little confusing and not that helpful, but we got some maps and souvenirs and were on our way.

Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Last stop before heading into the mountains, it’s on the right coming from pigeon forge. Hwy 441 will take you to newfound Gap and Cherokee (southeast direction) or turn towards Townsend and Cade’s cove (southwest direction) from the visitor center they have a welcome center...More

Thank Tyler H
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