Smoky Mountain Visitor Center

Smoky Mountain Host's Smoky Mountain Visitor Center

Is it your first time in the Smoky Mountains? Have you visited before but ran out of time to do everything you wanted? The Smoky Mountain Visitor Center is exactly what you've been looking for. Discover all of the activities, events, history, and natural beauty the region has to offer. Take home keepsakes and memorabilia for friends and family from our gift shop and share your trip through some of the world's oldest mountains. The Smoky Mountain Visitor Center is managed by Smoky Mountain Host, and it is staffed all year round, seven days a week. In addition to travel information and a unique gift shop featuring many local items, visitors passing through can find a comfortable picnic area and bathroom facilities on site. Let the Smoky Mountain Visitor Center welcome you to one of the most beautiful places on Earth.     


Please use for travel information to the North Carolina Smokies or call toll free 800-438-7500. 

Hours of Operation
Open Sunday-Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving

Contact Information
4437 Georgia Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
800.432.4678 (toll free)
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Smoky Mountain Blueways

NEW! Digital Magazine

This issue of the Smoky Mountains Digital Magazine includes:

  • Must Do
  • Getaway to the Mountains
  • Insider Tips
  • Turn Off Your Stress at Oconaluftee Village
  • and More

FREE Travel Guide

Smoky Mountains of North Carolina Travel Guide

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