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
June - October 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
November - May 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location
Located 2 miles outside of Gatlinburg on US-441 South

Available Facilities
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. City of Gatlinburg information. Public restrooms and telephones.


Swain County Visitor Center and Heritage Museum
Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Days
January - March Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April - December Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location
Bryson City, NC

Available Facilities
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Bryson City and local area information. Public restrooms and telephones.


Townsend Visitor Center
Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
January - May 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June - October 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
November- December 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
Townsend, Tennessee, on US-321.

Available Facilities
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Townsend and local area information. Public restrooms and telephones.

Last updated: March 16, 2021

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Mailing Address:

107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone:

(865) 436-1200

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