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Townsend

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Caves · Theme Parks · River Rafting & Tubing
Peaceful Side of the Smokies
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 my day in United States using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Klarna Trips.
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Where to stay in Townsend

You'll find limited accommodation options in the tiny town of Townsend. You have the choice of a few privately owned bed and breakfasts, which offer a good selection of amenities including fitness facilities, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, in-room fireplaces, steam showers, and hot tubs. For a more outdoorsy experience of the Great Smoky Mountains, research the area's tent and trailer campgrounds; many provide hookups for both cable TV and high-speed Internet.
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