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Cades Cove

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A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.
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107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
+1 865-436-1200
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All reviews the loop turkey saw deer middle of the road black beans abrams falls traffic jam wild animals beautiful scenery grist mill mother bear take pictures be patient long drive beautiful drive slow drive early morning
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Reviewed yesterday

I cannot wait to get back to TN to drive this park again. Several times. It's beautiful, well maintained and just so many things to see!!

Thank happygirlch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a definite must see if you are in the area. The drive is beautiful no matter what time of the year you go. There was abundant wildlife to see and the buildings were very educational. We loved that you can take your...More

Thank chriswE962QF
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful, Quiet, and hopefully not over crowded. A great place to see deer, wild turkey, bears, and various other critters. Take a picnic lunch and sit out in the open fields surrounded by the Smoky Mountains. Take your time an just look around. I could...More

Thank AdamNDuuuuuval
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Take your time on this loop. Stop at all of the historic buildings and sites. This is the best way to take in the smoky mountains and should not be passed up.

Thank nkraft93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Depending on the time of the year you will see different animal species mostly deer, turkeys and bears. Every time we visited the Cove we saw a bear. Drive slow, let the nascar drivers pass in front of you, look to the right side of...More

Thank Futbolking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free and beautiful! Tons of wildlife and gorgeous views ! Pack your own snacks and lunch or stop At their welcome center, cafe, and gift shop.

1  Thank LivinWhileWereYoung
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our Tour of Gatlinburg and the Smokey mountains of Tennessee we took a day trip to visit Cade's Cove, a trip into yesteryear. It's a long drive to get to approx an HR, but to see how hard and primitive life was for the...More

Thank johnpan2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely one of my favorite locations to visit. If your lucky enough to go during the peak of color its even better. The only down side is the traffic, I wish it would be limited to certain days of the week or they provided alternative...More

Thank ronaldhenley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice slow drive through the mountains, and if you are lucky you will see all sorts of wildlife. Unfortunately we picked an overcast day to visit so the views didn't appear until half way through our visit but a definite must see if you are...More

Thank Lynette S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was beautiful out here. Enjoyed the drive up and through the park. I wish people would read the signs and pull over if they are going stop instead of stopping in the middle of the road.

Thank Crystal6246
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4 December 2018|
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Response from nkraft93 | Reviewed this property |
Cades Cove, hands down. It’s a 20 mph speed limit, 11 mile loop through gorgeous scenery and you often see wildlife. There are also tons of historic buildings and sites to stop and see. Can’t miss this spot
25 August 2018|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
Bears hibernate a bit differently in the Smokies. There is absolutely no way to predict if you will see any bears.
11 August 2018|
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Response from ClassroomDoctor | Reviewed this property |
We do not pull a camper, but usually are in either a 150 or 350 Ford Pickup. There are a couple of routes available. We placed an extensive review of our visit, including directions, should you be interested. Entitled Cades... More