Information Centers Outside The Park
The following information centers are located in the communities surrounding the national park. They are staffed by the Great Smoky Mountains Association, a nonprofit park partner that supports scientific and educational programs in the park.
Gatlinburg Welcome Center - On the Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
Open every day except Christmas Day
Sevierville Visitor Center
Open every day except Christmas Day.
9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Highway US-66 in Sevierville
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Sevier County, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville information. Public restrooms and telephones.
Townsend Visitor Center
Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Townsend, Tennessee, on US-321.
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Townsend and local area information. Public restrooms and telephones.
Did You Know?
Money to buy the land that became Great Smoky Mountains National Park was raised by individuals, private groups, and even school children who pledged their pennies. In addition, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Fund donated $5 million to create the park. More...