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ABR's Visitor & Education Center

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Off East Lamar Alexander Parkway on Highway 321, Trillium Cove Shopping Center, Townsend, TN 37882
+1 865-227-8543
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Help the bears

I've followed the bear rescue on Facebook for a few years. Once I realized I'd be so close to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AngelaMB12
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
Was glad to visit!

Loved talking to the lady inside about the various bears that have been taken care of by ABR! I... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
rita_from_wentzville
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Wentzville, MO
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“bear rescue” (2 reviews)
“for sale” (2 reviews)
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Off East Lamar Alexander Parkway on Highway 321, Trillium Cove Shopping Center, Townsend, TN 37882
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+1 865-227-8543
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"great place to visit"
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"black beans"
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"donation"
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"mission"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've followed the bear rescue on Facebook for a few years. Once I realized I'd be so close to the center, while on vacation, I had to stop. The gift shop has nice items in it, and the video in the education center is very...More

Thank AngelaMB12
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Loved talking to the lady inside about the various bears that have been taken care of by ABR! I have followed them on facebook for two years! They do wonderful work! Stop by and support them!

Thank rita_from_wentzville
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We visited the ABR during our trip to Townsend,TN. This organization truly cares about these bears. The lady at the desk answered all of our questions, and gave us lots of information on what they do. They have lots of affordable gifts & souvenirs for...More

Thank Melissa B
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I have been following Appalachian Bear Rescue since April 2017 on Facebook. Their mission is to rehabilitate orphaned/abandoned black bear cubs up to age 2 and return the cubs to the wild in their home territory. They do not make pets of the cubs, but...More

Thank 5-0lighthouse
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Great place to visit! Volunteer ran organization that rescues black bears, gets them healthy again and releases them back into their habitat.

Thank psychomagnolias
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Appalachian Bear Rescue's Visitor Center is a great place to spend an hour or so. There is a small shop inside, plus they have videos explaining their mission. They have recently expanded the center and have more room for their educational programs. The people who...More

1  Thank Civilwargirl
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Wonderful staff, very friendly and helpful. Beautiful visitor center with very nice merchandise for sale.

Thank nrfb
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We attended the free summer concerts which were located in sn outdoor amphitheater ar the museum. Theyve really rdone s great job.

Thank Elizabeth T
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We became interested in the Smokies through ABR. We've been following them on Facebook and learned a lot about bears and the area from them. Visiting their Visitor & Education Center was high on our wishlist when we were in the Smokies. It turned out...More

Thank thepooh66
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

At the ABR visitor and education center you can purchase t-shirts and unique art including hand crafted coffee mugs. You can also learn about the growth and progress that the ABR has made over the past few years.

Thank Dottie H
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