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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 6 days ago

The Sugarlands Visitor Center at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Gatlinburg, TN side is one of the finest visitor centers that a tourist would hope to find. This center has a wide variety of information available to help people...More

1  Thank GaryandDenise2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A-Ron was the worst he got me tipsy and kept entertained the whole time I was there. I was so dismayed with the enjoyable time I was having that I had to purchase copious amounts of shine to drown my sorrows in just to be...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in at the Visitor Center to get an overview of the park. It has a nice model on display with a map/elevation of the park; it was nice to see the mountains on a scale that you could absorb. There is also a...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Smoky Mountains National Park Visitor Centers are among the finest you will find in the National Park system. Sadly I have been to some in other NPs that were little more than a bathroom and a small info desk area with a volunteer or...More

1  Thank Trey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visitors center is vast and packed with all types of information and help from park employees. There is also a store that has a ton of Smoky Mountain memorabilia.

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Smoky Mountains many times and had never stopped until our most recent trip. It was super cool and my son really liked the animals they had set up. There is lots of parking and clean restrooms to use before you...More

Thank Rochelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to get a lot of information about the National Park. They have a great selection of books and souvenirs. The staff was very helpful.

Thank PLB50402
Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids loved seeing all the displays with animal facts and we all enjoyed the informational film on the park.

Thank Little Catholic M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is definitely worth the drive to visit. Parking can be difficult at times but don't let that discourage you from stopping in. I finally got all the passports stamps marked off for the Great Smoking Mountains National...More

Thank wbaker270
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean, nice gift shop. great maps. short lines. helpful rangers. small park and helpful station with lots of parking.

Thank behybehy
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