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Sugarlands Visitors Center

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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
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“cataract falls”(69 reviews)
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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...more
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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 via mobile

Serving as the main visitors center of the park, Sugarlands can be a helpful stop; especially if you’re a first timer. You’ll get maps and other valuable information here, in writing, which is crucial due to the lack of cell phone service in the Smokies....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are headed into the park, the visitor center is a must stop place. You can get trail maps and advice on which trails match your abilities and where you can see falls. There is also a museum that has exhibits of the local...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank R0BS411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to stop for a trail map or suggestion. Without stopping, we would have tried our favorite hike and been disappointed since we learned at SVC that it was closed due to damage from the most recent forest fires. Saved us much disappointment!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Englishteacherchic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entering the park from Gatlinburg you need to stop at the Sugarland Visitor Center. The park staff is very helpful to give you information about things to do will visiting. The store has some great items for sale and the is a lot of educational...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Naturetrecker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This center is well laid out, though not nearly enough parking around. I can't imagine what parking looks like in the summer! Still a great museum to go through in order to get acquainted with some of the park's animals. Saw a crain and yellow...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Gocowboys13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tastemaker Trey was great. We had a lot of fun with him! Great way to spend an hour and you get a discount at check out. Would definitely come back again!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Jet567890
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

We stopped at the visitor center to grab some maps and use the restrooms. When a ranger asked if I needed any assistance, I mentioned hiking with small children and not having a ton of time. She suggested a short trail behind the visitor center...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Cant say enough about how informative the NPS people are at these visitor centers. They are friendly and welcoming and will guide you to the right adventures in the park

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed March 10, 2019

a must stop if going to smokies they updated the bathrooms couple years ago and the information center is great and if you like to hike there are nice to hike to waterfall

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rodgerk943
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Great place to get information on the Great Smoky Mountains! A must stop if you are going to tour them!

Date of experience: February 2019
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MrWorldTraveler
February 19, 2019|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
Cataract Falls trail is located behind the visitor center. Short and easy to hike. Just up Newfound Gap Road/hwy 441 S is the Sugarland Valley Nature Trail. It is a concrete .5 mile loop trail that goes past the river. It... More
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kinseykoko
December 9, 2018|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
Sugarland Valley Nature Trail is located about 1/2 mile from the Sugarland Visitor Center on Newfound Gap Road. It is a paved 1/2 mile loop trail suitable for wheel chairs.
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Travel800124
September 30, 2018|
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Response from crystalm37 | Reviewed this property |
You can see elk close to the Oconaluftee visitor's center in Cherokee, NC and Cataloochee in NC.
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