Townsend, Tennessee


Located just steps away from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, Tennessee is a stunning mountain community offering an entirely unique kind of travel experience. Whether you choose to explore the amusement of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge or bask in the tranquility of Cades Cove and Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Townsend is nestled in the peaceful center of it all.

Whether you’re coming in the winter, summer, or spring, Townsend always offers beautiful views and things to do. Summer and spring offer the perfect hiking weather, wildflowers, and fun festivals. Fall displays beautiful, colorful trees and the winter gives you the chance to see snow on the top of a mountain. No matter when you come, Townsend is a great place to visit. Explore Townsend, Tennessee and see all the amazing sights it holds.

The Peaceful Side of the Smokies

Grains and Grits


7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pwy
Townsend, Tennessee 37822

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Sat 17 Aug
Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival

Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival

in Family Fun, Festivals

Join us for a summertime spectacle, when several professional balloonist light up the evening sky with a beautiful balloon glow. The sky will be filled with a spectrum of color like never before, against a backdrop of a breathtaking Tennessee sunset.