Sugarlands Visitor Center

Tourist Information in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

At the park's northern entrance near Gatlinburg, the Sugarlands Visitor Center has helpful park rangers on hand to advise on hiking trails and other activities. Out the back, you'll find displays on native plants and animals that you may later spot in the park. It's also worth attending a free screening of a 20-minute film on the park.

There's a good shop and bookstore here.