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Cades Cove

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107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
+1 865-436-1200
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A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the loop” (973 reviews)
“turkey” (412 reviews)
“saw deer” (123 reviews)
107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
+1 865-436-1200

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a kid, I took this drive with my parents and couldn't really remember much of it. So, as an adult, I wanted to recreate the memory. Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointed. Not only did the drive take 4 hours for 11 miles ( you...More

Thank Ashleigh521
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Honestly I was disappointed in our trip to Cade's cove. The facility is decent but the scenery was frankly underwhelming. We arrived early to attempt to beat the crowds (8:45 am Tuesday) but there was a lot of fog, and still was crowded! No one...More

Thank Brittanydee1231
Reviewed yesterday

A must do at the National Park. But after reading the reviews on here, we decided to go and sunrise. We got to see a bear, and lots of wildlife, but still were slowed down a bit. There is no way I'd do this drive...More

Thank hoosierref
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a little disappointed with our drive through Cades Cove. The reviews were great so our expectations may have been a little high. The historic sites were alright but I think it was the traffic that really put a damper on our drive. Any...More

1  Thank Kathy_Bogie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We can’t be in the Great Smoky Mountains and not visit Cades Cove. We saw bear from a distance walking into the forest, but the turkeys have no trouble crossing the roads at any given time they choose and checking out you and your car...More

Thank afrancy
Reviewed 3 days ago

We always look forward to riding through Cades Cove when we are in the area. This trip we saw turkeys and a deer. The ride itself is awesome. It's so nice just to slowly ride through looking at the trees and flowers and looking for...More

Thank trueblue91652747
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking, must see it for yourself! Very peaceful. Can't wait to go back already!! I'm glad we did the Abram Falls trail also!!

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice, historic and interesting drive within the Great Smoky Mountain Park. It is a one-way driving loop with a lower than normal speed limit. However, be prepared because whatever the speed limit is...you can expect to go about 10 mph slower. Is...More

Thank ljtraveler_11
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved Cades Cove. It feels like you are living in a little bit of history. Beautiful scenery, a must do adventure for anyone !!!

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Saw a mama bear with baby triplets. The entire trip took us about 2 1/2 hours and that was stopping a couple times to take pictures.

1  Thank Lucylou750
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Tina S
16 October 2017|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
The weather can be cool or warm. Check weather forecast before leaving home and pack clothes that you can layer for warmth. The roads in the park will close if weather causes hazardous conditions. I visit in early May. It... More
Katie H
25 September 2017|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
Stephen must have gone through Wears Valley to Townsend. In Pigeon Forge, turn on to Wears Valley Road/hwy 321. Stay on hwy 321 until you get to Townsend. in Townsend turn left to go into the park. Inside the park, turn... More
3 August 2017|
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Response from RMBrooks | Reviewed this property |
Cade's Cove opens at sunrise and to avoid traffic the earlier the better. Don't forget to stop and touch base with the rangers before entering the park...they can provide you with a point of interest map....Don't forget to... More