InformationTop things to doAttractionsRestaurantsActivitiesShoppingNightlifeEntertainmentHotelsTours▲ Tourist Information in Great Smoky Mountains National ParkOconaluftee Visitor CenterAt the park's southern entrance near Cherokee in North Carolina, this is the park's only LEED-certified visitors center. Its exhibits trace the cultural history of the region. Tourist Information in Great Smoky Mountains National ParkSugarlands Visitor CenterAt the park's northern entrance near Gatlinburg. Backcountry permits originate here, but can be faxed to the other visitors centers. Tourist Information in Cades CoveCades Cove Visitor CenterHalfway up Cades Cove Loop Rd, 24 miles off Hwy 441 from the Gatlinburg entrance. Tourist Information in Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome Visitor StationAt the trailhead to Clingsmans Dome.