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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
+1 865-436-1200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It had happened to snow the day before and the roads up in the Smoky Mountains was somewhat questionable, but opened by the park service. We happened to luck out and forged on to Cades Cove. What a great decision, as if the scenery on...More

1  Thank philcentraltexas
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everytime I go to The Smokey Mountain National Park, I go to Cades' Cove. It is such a beautiful drive. They also have a visitor center there where you can buy jams, puzzles, calendars, etc. There are also trails and places of interest along the...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love our visits to Cade's Cove. We love the views, the wildlife and the historic buildings. The drive around is only 11 miles but we stop alot to walk around and explore. We make it into a full day. Bring a lunch and enjoy...More

Thank JessiMountainBride
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in the Smokey Mts., this 11 mile driving loop with stops to visit homes, churches and parts of the Cherokee from the community that lived and worked here in the 1800’s. There is a camping area, elsewhere in the park. You can rent bikes,...More

Thank Brewer4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bring a camera for this place. Great for hiking, or driving the car or riding a horse or bike. History everywhere, old churches and houses of people from 100 years ago. Rangers on site to tell stories. I can't wait to go back

Thank Darinda P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favorite place on our whole trip! We took picnic lunch and made a day of it. Don’t do it in a rush and pull of often to take it in. We saw wild turkeys, LOTS of deer and a mama bear with...More

Thank Johauna L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Cades Cove several times a year. It is well maintained. There is a nice area to stop about halfway thru the loop to use clean restrooms, visit a nice cozy little gift shop with really cool souvenirs, interesting books for all ages, postcards,...More

Thank Dixie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice scenic drive - though we’re pretty sure it’s much nicer during fall. We saw two deers and a bear from a distance.

Thank allcurves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have never seen fall colors like this before. Absolutely beautiful. It was a nice drive around the Cades Cove loop and we would come back again and again. So much wildlife to see including momma bears and several baby bears! Love this place so...More

1  Thank Jack C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and some friends were in Gatlinburg for a Friendsgiving Weekend. I had never been there before so my friends wanted to make sure that I got the full experience of the Smoky Mountains. We drove through Cades Cove and stopped off at many of...More

Thank wrigley1980
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26 November 2017|
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Response from BonnieLee77 | Reviewed this property |
Keep in mind that bears hibernate in the dead of winter. So anytime other than winter is good. We saw 7 bears this year in November. Two years ago we saw no bears in Cades Cove. Look for bears in route to Cades Cove as... More
15 November 2017|
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Response from Travelerfrank79 | Reviewed this property |
As a hunter and a fisherman, I use information from “So lunar tables”. There are FREE tables to look at on the Internet. These tables give information concerning the sun and moon phases and one can predict the better... More
Kat N
8 November 2017|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. There is also a cute store where you can buy food, drinks, ice. Fun to grill out in the picnic area.