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Cades Cove

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Address: 107 Park Headquarters Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
Phone Number: (865) 436-1200
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Driving
Description: A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.

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Animals and beautiful views

We were kind of frustrated because we had spent 2.5 days in other areas of the park without seeing a single animal other than 1 turkey. It was almost eerie. But sure enough, our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were kind of frustrated because we had spent 2.5 days in other areas of the park without seeing a single animal other than 1 turkey. It was almost eerie. But sure enough, our visit to Cades Cove paid off and we saw a bear and cub up close. It was awesome. In addition to that, the views were stunning... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Take your time driving the loop. Look for bears...deer......wild turkeys. If time allows visit all the cabins/buildings along the loop. A picnic lunch would be nice if you plan on hiking to Abrams Falls

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One reason I love driving the cove is that it combines nature with the area's human history. There are many stops on this road at various historic churches and homes. There is also ample chance to take in the natural beauty and wildlife around you. The visitor center is a must do. They have lots of buildings and very knowledgeable... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

For me in particular the Cades Cove experience is bitter sweet. I love the nature the animals the path the absolute wonder of the landscape, The path is lovely and set up perfect with turn outs every where along the 9 mile route. That is all the sweet part, we saw a momma bear and two cubs walk literally two... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We live in TN, so we go all the time...at least every 2 months...you can go through with a bike or a car...it is a beautiful peaceful ride

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Vanceboro, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We always love to visit Cade's Cove. We enjoy hiking to the historic homes and seeing the wildlife. This trip we saw a Mama Bear and her 3 cubs laying under a tree less than 15 feet from the road. We also like to take a picnic and have lunch at the picnic area while the kids play in the... More 

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Jerseyville, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The traffic was ridiculous! There are signs all over that tell people not to stop and/or no parking however no one follows instruction. We saw a little bit of wildlife and the drive would have been wonderful if we did not have to stop for 30 minutes.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the hike to the waterfall and some old buildings, but Clingman's Dome and the Roaring Fork Motor Trail provided the same or better benefits without the hassle. We arrived on a Wednesday afternoon a little after 2 PM. Traffic was ok for a while, but it bogged down some before the waterfall. On the way out during early... More 

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Big Canoe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We didn't see much in the way of wildlife, but the scenery was very nice. Lots of places to pull over and just sit quietly.

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great beautiful area, we love to walk in the woods, drive the scenic loop, always see wildlife, such as bears and deer, turkeys. it is relaxing and the scenery is always beautiful. we go about 5-6 times per year and never get tired of it.

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