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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 ever

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Madison, Alabama
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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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Hamilton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We drove through Cade's Cove around 1pm on a Friday. I had been told to get there earlier in the day, but it wasn't possible with our schedule. We loved the scenery! We saw 4 bears, which was awesome. The traffic piles up quickly when there is a bear sighting & unless there are rangers around can take a LONG... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful area, but, something should be done about the traffic congestion. The traffic jam gave me a terrible headache (carbon monoxide?). While visiting the Smokey Mountains we saw many other beautiful places without the headache.

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Westerville, Ohio
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29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited in May this year, but have been here many times over the last 20 years. This is a "Don't Miss" place to go. The park can be very busy at peak times, but early morning a late afternoons are typically the best times. There are lots of pull overs to stop and enjoy the scenery,... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The drive is worth it. The drive is in the Smokey Mountains. While driving through you may see deer, turkey, bear and other animals. just take your time and enjoy.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

loved the mother bear with her cubs but the bumper to bumper 11 mile loop was tough to handle. they say it takes 2-3 hours but that is because of the traffic

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Another location I haven't missed in the numerous times I come to the GSM park. The place you are most likely to see wildlife too. I've see wild turkey, deer, and black bears of all sizes over the years. Great history lesson with the structures moved to this area from all over the park. A working mill and a much... More 

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Michigan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We took the eleven mile loop tour. Beautiful! Slow traffic, but we soon found out why. There were bears! A mother and cubs quietly eating. The park rangers kept the crowd under control and safe. It takes a while if you stop to see the historic sites, but worth every minute!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I gave it a 5 because it truly is beautiful and scenic. We went over Memorial Day weekend. We saw bears, a coyote, deer and other wildlife. The views are gorgeous. BE WARNED - If you are traveling during a holiday weekend and during busy season, as others have said, there WILL be traffic, and by traffic, I mean GRIDLOCK.... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A 12 mile loop surrounds this beautiful valley that still exudes a 19th century feel. Original cabins and trails dot the cove making it an exceptional experience. I have actually meet people in my travels that have never been to Cades Cove. “You got to go!” It is an exceptional experience for those that are active. On Wednesday’s and Saturday... More 

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