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Our website is your online destination for planning your next vacation to Townsend, Tennessee. On the site, you will find everything you need for easy trip planning, with travel directions, information on getting around town, and recommendations for all different types of lodging. There are so many different types of accommodations within Townsend. Many people like to camp within the Smoky Mountains, and if you want to spend as much time as possible in nature, you will find contact information for several local campgrounds. You also will also find recommendations for cabins, motels, hotels, and inns if you want to enjoy more creature comforts while you are in the area.

Additionally, you will find plenty of food and entertainment options to choose from on our website. You'll find contact information for all of the local restaurants and cafes, with several different cuisines available in town. You will also find a complete guide to things to do while you are in town. The area is very well known for its hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and water activities like rafting. Whether you are a complete beginner to any of these outdoor activities or you have been doing them for years, there are plenty of options to choose from in Townsend. You will also find everything you need to know about going into the national park, including the best times to go, key points of interest, rules and regulations to be aware of, and much more. The park is full of stunning spots that you will need to bring your camera for, ranging from waterfalls to sweeping vistas to local wildlife that you might not see anywhere else and the winter season in Townsend, Tennessee offers beautiful snowy scenic scenes that will take your breath away.

Townsend is one of the few gateways to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and this charming little town makes for the perfect vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Just a short drive from Knoxville, this peaceful and relaxing town is full of fun things to do throughout the entire year. In addition to all of the beautiful natural attractions, there's also plenty of culture and entertainment, as well as seasonal festivals that draw in tourism from throughout the southeast and beyond.  

When you head into town, you will find a golf course, local boutiques, and a few museums showcasing the extensive history of the area. You will find everything you need on Explore Townsend to plan your daily itineraries while you are visiting. You can also visit our calendar of events to learn more about what's coming up in the area. There are so many festivals and events held year-round in Townsend, and you may want to plan your trip around one of these events. There's a little something for everyone to celebrate in Townsend, with festivals celebrating everything from biking to pottery to whiskey and so much more. One of the true standouts is the Hot Air Balloon Festival, which happens in the summer and makes for some truly spectacular views. is brought to you by TCGA. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates, photos,  and exciting stories from the area. Give our travel guide a visit today and learn more about what this incredible town has to offer.

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Smoky Mountains in the background with an aged wooden barn in the foreground, in Townsend, TN.
The Peaceful Side of the Smokies, Townsend, Tennessee.
Historic home in Townsend, TN in a foggy morning.
Historic Townsend, TN.
Four musicians playing instruments in a music festival at Townsend, TN.
Live entertainment in Townsend, TN.
Hot air balloons on the ground in a field at twilight in Townsend, TN.
Hot Air Balloon Festival in Townsend, TN.
Small creek and runoff in the Smoky Mountains in Townsend TN.
Beautiful Nature in the Smoky Mountains in Townsend, TN.

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Townsend, TN 37882

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