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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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Great stop in on your way out of Cades Cove

The visitor center is great and the old farmhouse and outbuilding were very interesting. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Central Texas
small but great

This is a very small visitor center compared to Sugarlands. It does not have any movies or museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Falls Church, Virginia
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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
+1 865-436-7318

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The visitor center is great and the old farmhouse and outbuilding were very interesting. The rangers gave us some great advise on the best travel advise to get back to Chattanooga. Very helpful, definitely worth a stop.

Thank philcentraltexas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small visitor center compared to Sugarlands. It does not have any movies or museum. However, the employees are all very knowledgeable with a wealth of information on the park. It's about half way around the loop. There are some small cabins...More

Thank DianeER
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The ranger was extremely helpful with answering questions and giving us some tips. Glad we stopped. It was a good stop to stretch and visit the restroom for a quick break.

Thank ShirleyE601
Reviewed 12 October 2017 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

Thank srgl0betr0tter
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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 3 October 2017 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 3 October 2017

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 20 September 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
13 November 2016|
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Response from Randpx2 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a lot of parking space
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
5 August 2015|
Response from Tullia2 |
Yes. There is parking available at the front of the loop. Maybe about 20 spaces.