The Quiet Side of The Smokies
Townsend Tennessee Information on attractions, things to do, lodging, shopping, eating and more.
Known to the locals as the Peaceful side of the Smokies. Townsend host of arts and crafts festivals, "Old Timers Day" just seven miles from Cades Cove one of the Smoky Mountains favorite attractions. A well groomed championship golf course at Laurel Valley, Tubing on Little River, a visit to Tuckaleechee Caverns, and the Smoky Mountain Railway Museum keep the family entertainment exciting. Smoky Mountains, bed and breakfast inns, fabulous cabins or chalets, hotels and Campgrounds are some of the finest accommodations in the Smokies. One visit will keep you coming back time after time. With lots of fun for every member of the family and for all ages, make Townsend your next vacation. While visiting Townsend don’t miss the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. This organization has one of the best exhibits of the past culture of Appalachian living, so fulfill your stay in Townsend by visiting their attraction.
Visit the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center.
You won't be disappointed!
Pickin' on the Porch Saturday Nights, May - October 7:00 p.m. at Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop. Local musicians and story tellers will entertain from the porch.
Walking or biking the eight-mile trail through Townsend. Read the tales of the region from special markers identify sites along the trail , which was home to part of the Great Cherokee Indian Nation long before the settlers and the loggers arrived. An interpretive brochure, available at the Townsend Visitors Center, details the sites along the trail, including
Hidden secrets of Townsend
Billy Reynolds Art Unique Carvings don't miss his gallery.