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Lunch and learn

I had a great lunch at the cafe and learned more about the center. They have some neat handmade... read more

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Hidden Gem

Unique gifts and exhibits. Beautiful area. There is a cafe on site. We only had lemonade and a... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Leslie S
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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1560 Craft Center Dr, Smithville, TN 37166-7352
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a great lunch at the cafe and learned more about the center. They have some neat handmade crafts. This is a part of TN Tech artists training. There is a gift sho that showcases the students creations.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Unique gifts and exhibits. Beautiful area. There is a cafe on site. We only had lemonade and a cookie but they were very good. Many other options.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leslie S
Reviewed April 14, 2018

We saw the signs on I-40 and thought we would check it out. We were a little surprised that it was a further 6 miles, but it was worth it. The views along the way were very pretty and we enjoyed both the galleries and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lisab-gcat
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Been many times but this time I could only find one thing to buy. Not as much craft-oriented retail pieces. On the other hand, the gallery spaces were much better than I remember before.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Katherine B
Reviewed December 22, 2017

I have visited this art gallery/ craft store for many years and I am never disappointed. The items that are for sale are varied in both complexity and price. Don't expect flea market prices but art gallery quality. The exhibits are amazing. The views from...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Marilyn G
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

This place is great! I live in the vicinity and I like to stop in from time-to-time to check it out. The content is derived largely from local artists. So, it’s very interesting to me. I’m glad we have this gem.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MichaelK751
Reviewed August 19, 2017

This place was very expensive. The art installations were very modern...not at all easy on the eyes. One in particular was not child friendly...I would not recommend this place. I am very surprised by the positive reviews.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank nicolefreymann
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We loved the "dress" that changed colors...you must see it! The jewelry pieces are lovely...as are the pottery, batik scarves, woven baskets, and glass creations. The place is a "gem"...pun intended!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank janiek464
Reviewed July 27, 2017

The Appalachian Center for Craft is an awesome place to come to and visit,and see the work of some who may be very famous one day.. It is a beautiful drive up to the Center and where the cabins Guess what!!! there is hiking there...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Donna S
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The Art gallery is amazing. The gift shop is just as entertaining and the Blue Water Grill On The Hill is delicious! You can even walk the trails after lunch.

Date of experience: May 2017
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September 24, 2017|
Response from Nancy B | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call and ask. The staff member we met was very friendly and helpful.
August 29, 2016|
Response from chucknotcharles | Reviewed this property |
Their hours are posted on the website: tntech.edu/craftcenter/gallery/
February 7, 2015|
Response from chucknotcharles | Reviewed this property |
The retail gift shop is open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5