city in Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United State

Townsend is a city in Tennessee on the western side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is one of the park's main gateways.

Get inEdit

By airEdit

Mc Ghee Tyson Airport (TYS IATA) is located a few miles west in Maryville, accessible via US 321.

By carEdit

From Knoxville, US Route 129 from downtown and the Pellissippi Parkway/Interstate 140 connect to Townsend.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Abram's Falls
  • Ace Gap
  • Cades Cove Loop Road
  • Cades Cove Museum/Thompson-Brown House
  • Cable Mill Visitors Center
  • Chestnut Top
  • Cucumber Gap Loop
  • Elkmont Historic District
  • Foothills Pkwy
  • Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
  • Gregory Bald
  • Gregory Bald Trail
  • Hitch Pond
  • Laurel Falls
  • Little River Road
  • Lumber Ridge
  • Middle Prong
  • MTN Trax
  • Oconaluftee Visitor Center
  • Pleasant Hill Vineyards
  • Rich Mountain
  • Rich Mountain Loop
  • Russell Field
  • Schoolhouse Gap
  • Spence Field
  • Sugarlands Visitor Center
  • Thunderhead Mountain
  • Tremont Outdoor Resort
  • Tuckaleechee Caverns
  • Tuckaleechee Caverns Biking Trail
  • Tuckaleechee Cove
  • Wears Valley
  • West Prong

DoEdit

  • Biking. Velo View Bike Tours
  • Fishing.
  • Golf. Laurel Valley Golf Course & Laurel Valley Resort
  • Hiking.
  • Horseback. Cades Cover Riding Stables
  • Tours. Cades Cover Heritage Tours
  • Tubing.
  • Zipline.
  • Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon
  • Smoky Mountain Classic
  • Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
  • Smoky Mountain Snowdown: Winter Heritage FestivalTownsend Spring Festival

BuyEdit

  • ANTIQUE OUTLET MALL / 4538 E Lamar Alexander Parkway, Walland TN, 37886 / Phone: (865) 977-8641
  • ANTIQUE TIME-CLOCK SHOP / 319 S. Magnolia Street, Maryville TN, 37803 / Phone: (865) 977-0270
  • APPLE VALLEY COUNTRY STORES
  • BOYD THOMAS CLOTHING
  • CADES COVER CELLARS
  • CARTER'S STAINED GLASS STUDIO
  • DANDY LION GIFTS
  • DOGWOOD MALL / Open Daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM / 8455 State Highway 73, Townsend TN, 37882 / Phone: (865) 448-2281
  • DRUID HILL ANTIQUES / 2726 Druid Hill Drive, Maryville TN, 37804 / Phone: (865) 233-5365
  • Foothills Mall, 197 Foothills Mall Drive, Maryville, TN, 37801, +1 865 982-3613. Mon - Sat: 10 am - 9 pm
  • FOOTHILLS VIEW ANTIQUES / 3723 E Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville TN, 37804 / Phone: (865) 981-9590
  • GERRED'S COLLECTIBLES & TREASURES Open / 1529 E. Broadway Avenue, Maryville TN, 37804 / Phone: (865) 981-1094
  • GOOD OLE GIRLS ANTIQUES / 2728 E Broadway Avenue, Maryville TN, 37804 / Phone: (865) 233-3810
  • HALL'S FURNITURE & AUCTION 3501 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville TN, 37804 / Phone: (865) 983-1598
  • HEART OF BLOUNT ANTIQUES Open / 1535 E Broadway Avenue, Maryville TN, 37804 / Phone: (865) 982-0290
  • HWY 411 SOUTH ANTIQUES & AUCTIONS / 5003 Highway 411 South, Maryville TN, 37801 / Phone: (865) 856-5500
  • ILONA'S ANTIQUES / 5140 Hwy 411 South, Maryville TN, 37801 / Phone: (865) 856-5768
  • LINCOLN GENERAL STORE / 705 E. Lincoln Road, Maryville TN, 37701 / Phone: (865) 980-5725
  • Little River Outfitters, 106 Town Square Drive, Townsend, TN, 37882, +1 865 448-9459. Fishing licenses may be obtained here.
  • Little River Trading Co., 2408 East Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN, 37882, +1 865 681-4141. 9am – 7pm Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm Saturday, 12n – 5pm Sunday
  • MCQUADE ANTIQUES - BRITISH IMPORTS / 3731 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville TN, 37804 / Phone: (865) 696-1268
  • MEMORIES OF THE PAST ANTIQUES / 931 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville TN, 37804 / Phone: (865) 982-2810
  • PARKWAY ANTIQUE MALL / 746 W Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville TN, 37801 / Phone: (865) 983-8516
  • RIVERMILL ANTIQUE MALL / 4618 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Walland TN, 37886 / Phone: (865) 977-0810
  • SKYPAD VINTAGE ANTIQUE MALL / 802 Montvale Road, Maryville TN, 37803 / Phone: (865) 980-1950
  • TRADER DAVE'S / 515 Foothills Plaza, Maryville TN, 37801 / Phone: (865) 643-0702

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under $45
Mid-range $45 - $60
Splurge Over $60

Go nextEdit

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Adjacent
  • Maryville is a small college town 20 minutes west of Townsend and half an hour south of Knoxville.
  • Gatlinburg. About an hour's drive.
  • Chattanooga. About two hours' drive to the home of the Tennessee Aquarium.
  • The Museum of Appalachia in Norris, [1] [dead link]. About 30 minutes north of Knoxville on I-75. See how settlers in Southern Appalachia lived. This area was once "the Wild West". The museum features pioneer artifacts and authentic buildings. There are special events in the spring, the Christmas season, and the Fourth of July (anvil shoot!).
  • Oak Ridge, Manhattan Project site and host of the annual Secret City Festival. About an hour west


Routes through Townsend
NashvilleFarragut  W   E  → Jct N  NewportAsheville
LexingtonPioneer  N   S  FarragutChattanooga
Splits into   and    N   S  FarragutChattanooga
BristolKingsport  N   S  Merges with  
Johnson CityGreeneville  N   S  Merges with  
CorbinJellico  N   S  NewportAsheville
NashvilleFarragut  W   E  NewportAsheville
END  N   S  MaryvilleGainesville
END ← Rocky Top ← Jct    N   S  SeviervilleAthens



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