Attractions in Townsend Tennessee

Area Attractions and local events for Townsend Tennessee

Cades Cove Riding Stables

10018 Campground Drive Townsend Townsend, Tennessee 37882 United States


Come and explore the wilderness of Tennessee as it appeared to some of America’s first settlers, from the saddle. Off the beaten path, you'll see what's under the forest canopy, and maybe even some woodland critters! You'll even discover a bit about our Cove as our guides share stories of the remnants of the historic settlement of the area

Little River Railroad Museum

7747 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy Townsend, Tennessee 37882 United States


The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company is a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. We operate a museum in Townsend, Tennessee, collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the history of these companies, and the people in this region.

Townsend Visitors Center

7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy Townsend, Tennessee 37882 United States


Townsend Visitors Center is located in the backyard of Cades Cove. Stop by for area information regarding accommodations, restaurants, and things to do during your visit! As well as Great Smoky Mountain National Park info and gift store run by the Great Smoky Mountain Association!

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

123 Cromwell Dr Townsend, Tennessee 37882 United States


Connect with the spirit and history of Townsend, Cades Cove, and the Great Smoky Mountains at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. A 501(c)(3) organization located just one mile from the Townsend entrance to the National Park, the Heritage Center offers indoor museum galleries as well as an Appalachian village containing historic structures covering the period of 1802-1960. On weekends, the Heritage Center also hosts a variety of live concerts that draw attendees from across the region. Admission tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or on a walk-up basis.

Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing

205 Wears Valley Rd Townsend, Tennessee 37882 United States


Smoky Mountain River Rat has offered guests tubing adventures on the Little River since 1995! River Rat is the closest and highest-rated Tubing Outpost to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Knoxville in the Peaceful Side of The Smokies. Tube once or all day long down two tubing routes. Riverside Cabana Rentals is also available. Ages include 3+ years old. Open 7 days (May-Labor Day). **Reservations Highly Recommended** Want more PADDLE, SPLASH & PLAY? Smoky Mountain River Rat Whitewater Rafting offers unforgettable guided expeditions for the whole family - from Extreme to Serene. Our adventures are on the Pigeon River in Hartford, TN - near Gatlinburg and conveniently located off I-40 at the TN/NC border. We are the closest rafting outpost to Gatlinburg, Knoxville, and Pigeon Forge. The most fun you will ever have on the water awaits you on the Pigeon River. All experience levels are welcome!

Tuckaleechee Caverns

825 Cavern Road Townsend, Tennessee 37882 United States


Tuckaleechee Caverns is a massive cave/cavern system and tourist attraction located in Townsend, Tennessee awarded 5 stars by AAA. Tuckaleechee Caverns is a short drive from Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Townsend, Cades Cove, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Tuckaleechee Caverns is the Highest rated cave or cavern in the Eastern US awarded 5 stars "GEM" attraction by AAA. The "Big Room" is the largest cave/cavern room that is open to the public in the eastern United States and could almost fit a football stadium. Many stalagmites reach over 24 feet tall with flow-stone formations over hundreds of feet in length and width. Tuckaleechee Caverns is proud to have the tallest underground waterfall in the eastern United States, named "Silver Falls", a 210-foot two-tier waterfall. OPEN - MARCH 1 to NOVEMBER 30.