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Townsend

4.2
Caves · Theme Parks · River Rafting & Tubing

Popular things to do in Townsend

Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Cave
Tuckaleechee Caverns
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing ©
Theme Park
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Next to Heaven Adventure ©
Theme Park
Next to Heaven Adventure
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town. The village of just 400 residents houses a handful of affordable restaurants and motels and is much less commercialized than other cities in this area that cater to tourists. Home to various Native American tribes for thousands of years, Townsend offers visitors a chance to see the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies"--an area renowned for its staggeringly diverse plant and animal life. In addition to several shops catering to nature lovers and adventure-seekers, the city contains a heritage center dedicated to preserving various aspects of the region's rich Appalachian history and culture. Plan your tour of Townsend and United States travel itinerary using our United States trip itinerary planning app.

Side trips from Townsend

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Ocoee
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Cades Cove ©
Wildlife Area
Cades Cove Great Smoky Mountains National Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Bryson City
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Townsend

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center ©
History Museum
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Dark Island Swinging Bridge ©
Bridge
Dark Island Swinging Bridge
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Townsend

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
1.9
Duration: 2 hours
Tube Junction
Theme Park
Tube Junction
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Townsend

Jeepism ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Jeepism
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Apple Valley Mountain Village ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Apple Valley Mountain Village
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Golf in Townsend

Wild Laurel Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Wild Laurel Golf Course
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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