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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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Visitor Center

This was a small but very nice visitor center.. It had all the usual souvenir type memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tonya S
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Heavener
Best part of vacation

The was the best thing we did on vacation, we loved driving thru and being able to stop at several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lovesmygirls
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Shady Point
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a small but very nice visitor center.. It had all the usual souvenir type memorabilia. Only complaint was unable to purchase cold drinks here and it was a hot day.

Thank Tonya S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The was the best thing we did on vacation, we loved driving thru and being able to stop at several pull outs to look or let others pass by, the cabins and history were what we enjoyed the most, the visitor center was the best...More

Thank lovesmygirls
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Center is small but clean. Nice place to stop midway around the cades cove loop. Nice area for picnic lunch. Restrooms are always clean.

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased a few things and made a donation. It is worth a stop while at Cades Cove. Most items are reasonably priced and of a good quality. We have been using and enjoying our GSMNP coffee mugs since we bought them here last week.

Thank 4Vacati0N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cades Cove is a must see in the Smoky Mountains! We love it, the beauty is boundless! We saw a momma bear and her cubs from a distance, awesome! My only complaint was the traffic and lack of control of it, there are signs posted...More

Thank sweetjulia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned a family gathering, we were going to meet when we all arrived at the Cove. We came from 3 different locations, but were unable to contact one another via cell or text once inside the park.

Thank Bette E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids loved looking around in the shop. Nice area to stretch your legs and ask questions. Kids will enjoy this stop.

Thank Kara S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

History stop! Visit all of the National Parks Visitor Centers in the Great Smoky Mountains. Each has a unique vibe, information, and history. Get your passport stamped!

Thank tanyac41
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

I stayed there, in the campground, last week. Spot was well shaded, quiet, near a bathroom and clean. Very laid back and the store's prices were cheaper than expected (no gouging on necessities / ice / firewood). Rode the loop, saw 7 bears and had...More

Thank ScottinTN
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We enjoyed walking around the visitor center and surrounding grounds. My brother bought a couple of bags of cornmeal and the gentleman was very nice.

Thank SquirrelGirl39
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TheScubaLyons
11 April 2018|
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Response from Janet W |
Yes....check at all the visitor centers... Sugarland Visitor Center near Gatlinburg Cades Cove Visitor Center Clingmans Dome Visitor Center Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee This site will not allow links, so do a... 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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