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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 yesterday via mobile

We stopped at a few gift shops during the day and a Sales Associate suggested Sugarlands Gift Shop. We found what we were looking for and the kids were so happy.

Thank JDWilliamson-CP
Reviewed 2 days ago

I always stop to see the movies at these centers; it usually makes sense to acquaint yourself with the big picture before finding some piece of it to see for the day. This center was no different, although there were great park rangers available to...More

Thank CJHoffman
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been visiting this visitor center for over 3 decades now. My Mom and Grandma used to bring us here when we were kids. As an adult, my husband and I would stop every year on our annual trips to the Smokies. NOW, as...More

Thank daisyferret1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a nice place to visit in the Sevierville/ Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg area, off highway 441 South, just south of Gatlinburg and inside the north entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Bypass works well to avoid some traffic around Gatlinburg. It...More

1  Thank TexasMomTW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to stop and find out some information on trailheads and trails, plus waterfalls. They have bathrooms there!

Thank meshular1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop here for maps or to get general information about the mountains. It does get busy, but there is plenty of parking. We visited early evening to get maps for hiking. Bring cash! There is a wall of maps and informational pamphlets. They have a...More

Thank Christie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is more than just a regular visitors center. It's a beautiful facility with a trail to hike, and a very nice area to picnic. The staff was very knowledgable of the area and were super friendly. So glad we stopped

Thank LindyGirl63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must stop to plan trip through smoky national park. Rangers helpful and friendly. Easy to access and plenty of parking.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rangers are very helpful. There is a museum and a theater, as well as a gift shop with really cool items. Bathrooms are clean and there is wifi.

Thank unrefined_life
Reviewed 1 week ago

What started as just a quick bathroom stop on the way to Cades Cove ended in a 2 hour mini adventure with the kids. The trail was perfect for our kids ages 2 and 7!!! The creek that runs through is great for the kids...More

Thank weekendtraveler4
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