Come to our Visitor and Education Center at Trillium Cove! Unlike our rescue facility, which is closed to the public, the Visitor Center is open and welcome to all. Come see videos featuring a few of the cubs we have helped since 1999. Come learn about black bears and how we can co-exist with them. Browse through a selection of ABR souvenir items for sale.
NOTE: To avoid any confusion, we must make clear that the Visitor and Education Center is NOT the rescue facility, which is never open to the public. Appalachian Bear Rescue does not keep permanent bear residents and will never have live bears on display at the Visitor and Education Center.
Location: Trillium Cove Shopping Center off East Lamar Alexander Parkway on Highway 321 in Townsend.
Telephone: 865.738.3683 If you have bear concerns please call: 865.448.0143
Hours: March through October – Open Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm
Closed Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving Day and also December 24th through January 1st.