Indoor Attractions

Things To Do

Townsend boasts majestic views and outdoor activities for every skill level, but there are plenty of indoor attractions too! If your muscles are still recovering from exploring the trails at Cades Cove, or if you’re still drying out from a trip down the river, maybe take some time to explore the more relaxing attractions we have to offer.

Visit our local artisans for a chance to learn more about the rich Appalachian history that has influenced their work. Many artists will have pieces available for sale, as well.

If you’re in the mood to learn more about the history of Townsend, the Little River Railroad & Lumber museum explores the history of the Little River Railroad and the Little River Lumber Company and their impact on the founding of our little mountain town.

Arts & Crafts

Cades Cove Gallery at Townsend 7843 Highway 321 (865) 738-3500
Captain Dave’s Little River Artistry 125 Wears Valley Road (865) 448-3598
Gene Webb Woodcarving Showroom 7052 E Lamar Alexander Parkway (865) 660-1110
Larry Burton Gallery / Apple Valley Country Store 7138 E Lamar Alexander Parkway (865) 448-9878
Norris Mountain 115 Painted Trillium Way (865) 738-3500
Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers 7321 E Lamar Alexander Parkway (865) 448-6350
Stringtown Pottery 7331 E Lamar Alexander Parkway (865) 448-0069
Townsend Artisan Guild Gallery 7719 E Lamar Alexander Parkway (865) 448-0859
Wood-N-Strings 7645 E Lamar Alexander Parkway (865) 448-6647


Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center 123 Cromwell Drive (865) 448-0044
Little River Railroad & Lumber Museum 7747 E Lamar Alexander Parkway (865) 661-0170

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