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Address: 1560 Craft Center Dr, Smithville, TN 37166-7352
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+1 615-597-6801

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A Nice Morning Out At The Appalachian Center For Crafts

We decided to take a short day trip from Murfreesboro. The Appalachian Center was about an hour away and an easy drive. Parking is conveniently close to the building. The gallery... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nancy B
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Frederick
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Frederick
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to take a short day trip from Murfreesboro. The Appalachian Center was about an hour away and an easy drive. Parking is conveniently close to the building. The gallery is small but contains very interesting pieces of art. The gift shop was full of works, just as interesting, and the staff was readily available to answer questions. It... More 

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Thank Nancy B
Smithville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local student artisans create a variety of beautiful objects, such as pottery, jewelry wood craft and paintings. I wanted to buy everything, but of course I could not afford to do that. Highly recommend this site to find one of a kind items.

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Thank madeleinebouleyw
Silver Point, Tennessee
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The quality is exquisite and captivating.. so love the opportunity to visit the gallery. Never pass up the opportunity to visit the campus and Gallery. The Center is located on Center Hill Lake.

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Thank Anita S
Tennessee
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Have been here a few times. There is always a great variety of crafts, any medium you desire. Pleasant location, helpful staff.

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Thank MotherHawk
Carthage, Tennessee
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We take motorcycle trips out that direction and try and stop by periodically to see what is new. Wonderful local artisans and unique things to see and buy. Worth the effort to go there if you're in the area.

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Thank Dundertaker
Smithville, Tennessee, United States
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful mountain lookout setting that also teaches artisan classes as part of it's association with a local college. Also serves lunch during peak season. The gift shop carries crafts from its current & former students. So if you want a unique gift for someone this is the place to start looking.

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Thank Mary D
Elgin, Illinois
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

During a visit to Smithville, we visited the Appalachian Center for Craft. Wide variety of handmade crafts, some are stunning to look at. Not everything is for sale but enough for everyone to find something.

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Thank chucknotcharles
Smithville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have been to a few weekend classes, and they are very informative. Have all the equipment you need and talented instructors. Love their outdoor events! So well organized. And the gift shop is the best! So many crafts and art, and reasonably prices. A grat place to visit or take a course.

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Thank tongar
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

I've visited many times, and always make a point of taking in the adjacent gallery that exhibits student works. Evidently, the instructors are really inspirational because the student works are very polished and have unique points of view. In the gift shop, I have purchased several pieces of pottery, wall hangings, wrought iron hooks, photographic prints; there's lots to choose... More 

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Thank TampaFoodies2
Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A wonderful place much better than expected. The items were wonderful, my wife bought a pair of earrings and a scarf.

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