Hotels in Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky

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In the heart of the Smokies lies Gatlinburg, home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where lush forests, wildlife, mountains, waterfalls, and scenic views abound, offering endless opportunities for families to explore the park's stunning setting and enjoy activities from hiking and rafting to horseback riding. A vacation near the Sugarlands Visitor Center of Great Smoky is the perfect family-friendly destination for active travelers looking for a getaway that offers outdoor pursuits in a mountain village, that’s still within easy reach of downtown’s exciting attractions.

Hotels in Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky

Hotels in Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky are a popular choice with families seeking budget accommodation. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations Gatlinburg-Smoky Mountain is a 3-star hotel near Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky, ideal for families wanting self-contained villas featuring kitchens and dining rooms with an outdoor and indoor pool, fitness center, games room, and a kids’ club—all within easy reach of Gatlinburg’s attractions. The Marriott’s Fairfield Inn and Suites is another favorite family-friendly hotel in Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky that receives rave reviews for its key location and suites equipped with fridges, microwaves, and whirlpool tubs. The inn also features a fitness center and an outdoor pool with a waterslide!

Things to do in Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky

Kickstart your adventure at the Sugarlands Visitor Center and pick up a map to learn about Smoky Mountain National Park attractions, including mountain hikes, horseback riding, scenic trails, waterfalls, and sunset views. Visit Cades Cove; previously a Cherokee Indian hunting ground, it now boasts abundant wildlife and unmissable historic buildings dating back to 1818. For jaw-dropping forests and mist-covered mountain vistas, ensure a trip to Clingmans Dome observation tower. Aside from the National Park, Gatlinburg has a lot to offer. Take a ride in the glass elevators to the observation platform of the Space Needle for panoramic views of the Smokies. It also houses a huge arcade and theater, guaranteed to keep the little ones happy. Other attractions include the Ripley’s “Believe It or Not Museum” where the Odditorium, moving theater, haunted adventure, mirror mazes, and more will keep kids entertained, not to mention the ever-popular aquarium, home to penguins, stingrays, and sharks.

Good for adventurous families

Families with an adventurous spirit will love a Gatlinburg vacation. A unique Tennessee mountain town location that embraces the great outdoors and outside pursuits, the Sugarlands Visitor Center district is a perfect spot for an all-action getaway. One day you could be hiking up the famous Smokies, enjoying a horseback ride through the forest and taking a step back in time at Cades Cove, and the next could see you enjoying Gatlinburg’s downtown attractions. This neighborhood offers al fresco adventure, scenic views, opportunities to explore nature and child-friendly entertainment. The great Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky hotel deals on offer are the icing on the cake!

How to get to Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky

The two closest airports to Gatlinburg are Knoxville Airport, which serves domestic flights, and Nashville International Airport, Tennessee’s international hub. Neither offers public transportation to travel to Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky, so you’ll have jump in a cab or hire a car from the on-site car rental firms. Travel time from Knoxville Airport is an hour and from Nashville International Airport it will take approximately 3 and a half hours, but once you’ve arrived at your destination, all the key attractions are within easy reach!