Free Things To Do In Townsend, TN


If you're looking for a more quiet escape in the Smokies and don't want to spend a fortune, then Townsend is a great spot!

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“The Peaceful Side of the Smokies”

What is Townsend, TN known for?

Townsend is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making it a great place for outdoor activities and attractions.

Visitors can explore the surrounding towns of Cades Cove, Walland and Wears Valley to learn more about the Appalachian mountain lifestyle that has been preserved over centuries.

Free Things To Do In Townsend, TN

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Townsend is also known as the "Gateway to Cades Cove".  This valley that dates back to 1821 is rich in history with plenty of wildlife and stunning views.

Visit Cades Cove

Learn about the region’s timber industry and the impact it had on Townsend’s economy.

Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum

The Townsend area is home to many beautiful waterfalls that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

See Waterfalls around Townsend, TN

A must-see destination for anyone who enjoys off-the-beaten-path attractions and unique sites.

Dark Island Swing Bridge

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