The Townsend Chamber of Commerce is …

  • focused on the Townsend, Tennessee area … and nothing else;
  • Internet oriented … to reach people wherever they live;
  • service oriented … providing information for visitors and potential residents.


Townsend is a destination for those who come primarily to enjoy the natural beauty and grandeur of the mountains, streams, wildlife, and forests, and history of the Smokies region. The areas around most of the other entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have become heavily commercialized – with entertainment, shows, and other tourist attractions that could exist anywhere. For those who are looking for a restful solace away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, Townsend is the Smokies destination of choice. The Townsend Chamber of Commerce represents the businesses that provide the necessary accommodations, products and services to make our visitors’ stay comfortable and enjoyable.

There are numerous organizations and web sites touting businesses and activities throughout the Great Smoky Mountains region. Our purpose is to provide information focused on the Townsend region – not for the rest of the Smokies area.

People in East Tennessee who visit the Smokies are quite aware of Townsend – and often make it their portal for visits to the National Park. But many of the visitors to the Smokies come from all over the USA – and from other countries, and may not be as aware of this “Peaceful Side of the Smokies” TM. We know that, in the Internet age, potential visitors expect to find much of the information they need on-line. The Townsend Chamber, through this web site, provides a focal point for information about the Townsend area.

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