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Cades Cove Visitor Center

1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
+1 865-436-7318
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Very friendly staff

My kids wanted to do the Junior Ranger prog. An old gentleman at the counter directed us kindly to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
srgl0betr0tter
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Top Notch Visitors Center

About halfway around Cades Cove, you will come to the Visitors Center. Make sure you stop! Here you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
csa1861
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Tennessee
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Inside the national park. Seasonal ranger-led programs. Indoor and outdoor exhibits of Southern Mountain life and culture. Includes Cable Mill, a grist mill which operates spring through fall, the Becky Cable house, and other historic structures. Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms.
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1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
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+1 865-436-7318

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My kids wanted to do the Junior Ranger prog. An old gentleman at the counter directed us kindly to the Rangers conducting programs outside. Ranger Lloyd & Ranger Jessie led young & old wonderfully engaging us through the bear talk. Llyod was fun made a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About halfway around Cades Cove, you will come to the Visitors Center. Make sure you stop! Here you will find restrooms and a quaint souvenir shop filled with interesting items to help remember your trip. You can also get information on Cades Cove including maps,...More

Thank csa1861
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very thankful for the restroom facilities. The small shop was fantastic for such a small space. We were able to get some great magnets and mugs. Definitely bring a blanket and a picnic because there is plenty of shade and a couple of...More

Thank Malinda U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go if you enjoy a nice ride and love nature. It is I believe about 11 miles in a loop. There is a quaint church and cemetery there. We also saw deer. Just a great ride.

Thank Suzie038
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good source of information it has restrooms you can find maps and other source of information. Attractions and restaurants

Thank angelsrone
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This Visitor Center is much like the others in the Park. The store is about the same and there are clean restrooms. There are also some old buildings to wander around and an old Grist Mill which has demonstrations. There are picnic tables and shade...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 7 September 2017

While you're in the Great Smoky Mountains the Cades Cove Loop should be on your bucket list as a must see. You'll trip back in time while on this very picturesque 11 mile one way loop. On it you will experience both an abundance of...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Nice drive! Very scenic. Lots of places to pull over for picture opportunities. Historical churches and other buildings. I did not see any wildlife...so sad. Bathrooms present in multiple locations.

Thank dragonfly322
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I stopped in here so the wife could us the bathroom and I went into the Visitor's Center. The young lady who was at the register was very nice and helpful. She gave me some paper to get the passport stamp as my wife collects...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The visitor center is half way down the Cades cove loop. The visitor center has ample parking. The visitor center has a nice small gift shop as well as a nice old farm. Before the farm is a a beautiful shady area with benches in...More

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kjthomas0103
13 November 2016|
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Response from Randpx2 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a lot of parking space
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MariefromGeorgia
3 October 2016|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Marie, there are no waterfalls in Cades Cove. It is the watershed area for Abrams Creek and it is a medium level difficulty hike to get back to Abrams Falls. It is the equivalent of 14 flights of stairs, each way. You have... More
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Markmil
5 August 2015|
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Response from Tullia2 |
Yes. There is parking available at the front of the loop. Maybe about 20 spaces.
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