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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

After seeing how great the Oconuluftee Visitor Center was, I figured this was like that. Not exactly. There is a great museum here. A must stop if you are in Gatlinburg.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Sugarlands Visitors Center at least once a year. They have the information desk where they will give you free maps, show you easy hikes nearby or complicated hikes allowing you to decide what meets your physical capacity. There is a little museum to...More

Thank Dixie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is great and interesting for all ages. The theater shows an informative movie, short enough that my four year old didn’t complain too much. The restrooms are large and clean. There are a couple of trails accessible from the visitor center.

1  Thank jonginat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come to the visitors center for your first stop every visit. There's a free excellent film & small museum. The main reason to come here is the excellent advice you get from the rangers & volunteers. They are a wealth of knowledge about the park....More

Thank DianeER
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you enter the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Gatlinburg, you approach the visitors center on your right. A stop here is worthwhile, especially if this is your first trip into the Smokies. The more than knowledgeable and helpful park rangers can and will...More

Thank Lancealot13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped a couple times at Sugarlands. It was close to our entrance from Gatlinburg. We spoke with Rangers who gave us some good ideas on unmarked stops one in particular was for Meigs Falls. The Ranger told us where it was on the road...More

Thank ricardomnt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The center and their staff are very good with questions from Visitors and the staff will take plenty of time to provide answers, maps, and local knowledge. With so many things closed or under repair be sure to ask about any specific place you want...More

Thank L D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is indeed the first stop when you come from Gatlingburg, TN to the Great Smoky Mountains. This is a large size visitor's center with full services including information desk, museum, movie theater and gift shop. We have consulted the information desk and got very...More

Thank Huagang C
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Most of the visitor center is actually pretty nice and informative stop, the guides are great and giving you directions, answering any questions that you might have, the animal exhibit is nice and informative, good, clean bathroom and overall a great rest area before you...More

Thank Elsy G
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We stopped by the Sugarlands Visitor Centers to pick up our maps and to stop at the desk for further information on what to do as well to find out if any roads are closed. This is one busy place. It was hard to get...More

Thank ShirleyE601
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