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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” (1 043 reviews)
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“saw deer” (133 reviews)
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107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
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+1 865-436-1200
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Reviewed today

This is the second trip for us through Cades Cove. Beautiful drive and my family finally got to witness a black bear and her two cubs. Be prepared for traffic to back up if a bear is spotted. We were fortunate to be one of...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed yesterday

Do you actually have dinosaurs in your exhibits? (Jurassic Park reference). This loop was terrible. First off people are suppose to pull over to look around but everyone in front of us kept stopping in the middle of the road. It took four hours to...More

Thank michael34dean
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Reviewed yesterday

I had this on my places to go list for about 10 years and we finally made it. Went on a Wednesday and enjoyed the history, churches, and old home places. We saw a few deer, a chipmunk, and some other wildlife. I really want...More

Thank ackz2018
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Reviewed yesterday

A great experience, you can spot bears and coyotes here, we really love to drive at Cades Cove. We saw plenty of wildlife !!

Thank Rick O
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We left to go here early and were disappointed to find out when we were already driving up that it didn’t open til 10am (Saturday in July). Not sure if that is all the time or why so be sure to check before you go...More

1  Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We make the trip to Cades cove about 10 times a year and it never gets old. The 11 mile loop offers many photo ops, as well as a chance to cool off in one of the several streams or rivers in the area. Wildlife...More

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were at a convention in Pigeon Forge and had a few hours off one afternoon. We ventured away from the glitz and glam of the tourist traps and found ourselves on a winding road through lackluster forest into Smoky Mt. National Park. Several miles...More

Thank Bruce-Boy47
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family went to Cade’s Cove around 7 in the evening and there was not nearly as much traffic and we were able to see so much wildlife. As the temperature cooled off, more and more wildlife came out and we were able to see...More

1  Thank summergirl6230
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Reviewed 4 days ago

All I can say is "If you have never been here before, what's stopping you?" This place is amazing. Its an 11-mile loop of the greenest valley. Mountains surround you as you drive around. There is a large bear population and so many people come...More

1  Thank Civilwargirl
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It seems like the ride into the park was sooo very long. It was worth it..we saw 3 bears and the scenic route was worth taking!

Thank Tammy C
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twbhunts2
21 June 2018|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that they want the cove to return to its original state but personally, I think it is a way for the wildlife to be able to forage without causing traffic backups. I go for the wildlife so it bothers... More
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slabrum
21 June 2018|
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Response from 112EstherW | Reviewed this property |
Went between 11:00 and 12:00am
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