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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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Best Place in the Smokies

WOW, what more can I say. We visit Cades Cove every year and it just keeps getting better. We were in the Smokies 7 days and went to Cades Cove 5 times! WE saw many deer, lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Lancaster, Ohio
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Lancaster, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

WOW, what more can I say. We visit Cades Cove every year and it just keeps getting better. We were in the Smokies 7 days and went to Cades Cove 5 times! WE saw many deer, lots of turkies, and 11 BEAR! Spring it the time to see not only big bears but their cubs! What a fantastic time in... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We did not know what this area was. We were only told that we should definitely go. Had we known... we would have packed a picnic lunch, gone early in the morning (not on a Saturday or Wednesday morning - unless you want to hike for 11 miles, which a lot of people do). You can see bears, elk, moose...... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Cade's Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a serene place that almost whispers the voices of the past settlers. The peaceful valley surrounded by mountains is traversed by the Cade's Cove Loop, a road of about 11 miles. While you can find you and your car in a stream of other visitors' cars, the drive is still... More 

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Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We have driven the loop on 3 separate vacations, and love it. Definitely suggest going early in the day on weekdays! Weekends, especially in the fall are crowded so not much wildlife out and about.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Just a little drive from Gatlinburg. Winding mountain roads that are very scenic. Make sure to fill up with gas first, there will be no place to stop. Gorgeous picturesque views of mountains and meadows. Bears and deer can be seen on nearly every visit. Old buildings and history are all around you and you can go inside to read... More 

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Southside, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I love Cades Cove. You never know what you will see or where. It's peaceful and beautiful. God's creation and God's creatures living free.

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to visit, but not when crowded. On weekends the crowds are crushing and since this is a one way loop, anything and I mean anything can bring traffic to a stop. A deer. A bear. Anyways, it's beautiful in the cove. Many preserved churches and houses make it really interesting to see how they lived not so... More 

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VA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We saw six bears on this visit. One of the bears was a tiny cub in a tree with the mama bear keeping a close eye on him from the field below. We also saw a coyote and some deer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Great Ride. Love the scenery once you get there the walking and hiking area's. The ride there is awesome

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

so relaxing. We went in the morning and at mid day. Anytime is good. Traffic can be an issue so make sure you plan accordingly.

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