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Great Smoky Mountains Visitor Centers


Cades Cove Visitor Center
Hours
Open every day except Christmas Day.

January 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
February 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
March 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
April – August 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
September – October 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
November 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location
Inside the park near the mid-point of the 11-mile, one-way Cades Cove Loop Road.

Special Programs
Ranger-led programs are conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for times.

Exhibits
Indoor 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 Facilities
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms.



Oconaluftee Visitor Center
Hours
Open every day except Christmas Day

January – February 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
March 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April – May 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
June – August 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
September – October 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
November 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location
Inside the park, 2 miles north of Cherokee, NC, on US-441.

Special Programs
Ranger-led programs conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for location and times.

Exhibits
Visitor center museum exhibits tell the story of  life in these mountains from native Americans and early European settlement time periods through the Civilian Conservation Corp and the development of the national park. The 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 Facilities
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms and telephones. Soda and water machines. Backcountry permit station.



Sugarlands Visitor Center
Hours
Open every day except Christmas Day.

January – February 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
March 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April – May 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
June – August 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
September – October 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
November 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location
Inside the park, 2 miles south of Gatlinburg on US-441.

Special 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.



Clingmans Dome Visitor Center
Hours

April – October 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
November 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
At the Clingmans Dome trailhead, 7 miles off US-441 on the Clingmans Dome Road.

Available Facilities
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Park information. Public restrooms in parking area.



Outside The Park Visitor Centers

Gatlinburg Welcome Center
Location
On the Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg approximately one mile north of Traffic Light #1 in Gatlinburg. Open every day except Christmas DayHours

October Sunday-Thursday- 8:00am- 7:00pm
Friday-Saturday- 8:00am- 9:00pm
November-April 8:00am- 5:30pm

Available Facilities – Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. City of Gatlinburg information. Public restrooms and telephones. Gatlinburg Trolley Stop with FREE Parking.


Gatlinburg Welcome Center – Downtown

Open every day except Christmas Day.
10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

Location – At traffic light #3 on the parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.

Available Facilities – Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. City of Gatlinburg information. Public restrooms and telephones. Pay parking garage. Gatlinburg Trolley Stop.



Sevierville Visitor Center

Visitor Information
E-Mail: info@VisitSevierville.com
Phone: Toll-Free Visitor Info- 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378)
Phone: (865) 932-4458 / Fax: (865) 932-3508
Address: 3099 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Kodak, TN 37876

Townsend Visitor Center
Townsend Visitors Center provides information about travel, tourism, natural history, and cultural traditions of the special places in the Smokies–in particular Townsend, Blount County, and Cades Cove. Great Smoky Mountains Association staffs a store in the Center with books, music, and many items of interest about the National Park. Employees give information, direction, and education to visitors. The Center hosts local artisans demonstrating and selling their work in the Exhibit Room. Festivals and other special events take place throughout the year, highlighting the traditional music, history, and crafts of the East Tennessee region.

Seasons Open: Year round

Hours Open: regular business hours, including weekends

Fees: Free

ADA Accessibility Notes
The Visitors Center is accessible, with ramps and accomodations inside and outside for wheelchairs, including golf cart shuttles during events.
Eco-Friendly Notes
The Visitors Center recycles paper, cardboard, plastic, and aluminum, has compact fluorescent bulbs, and special urinals.  The center has 10 acres of green space around it, used for cattle, hay, and festivals.
Pet Friendly Notes
Service animals OK.  Pets on a leash.  No pets at festivals.

Jeanie Hilten
jhilten@blountpartnership.com
www.smokymountains.org
7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend, TN 37882
865-448-6134 · toll-free 800-525-6834

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