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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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Wonderful mountain scenery in the Smokies

We enjoyed so much the beautiful woods, streams, and waterfalls. The old homes and churches and the stories behind them were very touching. The 11-mile one-way auto tour is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Ellijay, Georgia
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Ellijay, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed so much the beautiful woods, streams, and waterfalls. The old homes and churches and the stories behind them were very touching. The 11-mile one-way auto tour is very enjoyable, although the long ride along the two-way road in the Great Smokies National Park to get to Cades Cove does get old after a while. We were disappointed that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It was beautiful we saw lots of deer and turkey,but the paths were kind of rocky but overall it was excellent!

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Brighton, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful! The scenery, the history, the picnic area and wild life. We got food and stopped to have a picnic, so peaceful and relaxing with the running water and wild life all around you. We also stopped several times to enjoy the scenery, which is amazing. We were on the end of the loop when two cars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This place is gorgeous. The scenery, the old buildings, everything is just like it was like in the old days. The drive around can be frustrating if slower people are in front. We stopped at all the buildings and even are kids were fascinated with it, i could see there minds working putting themselves into the eyes of the people... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

very relaxingw asy to spend a rainy day.. the drive was beautiful, follwoing the creekline up to the cove. The auto tour booklet was a great asset to tour the historical places in the cove. saw TONS of wildlife.. including BEARS.. it was awesome

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Indiana
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must see if you are in the park. It is such a beautiful valley and we saw more bears,than we had seen our whole lives! We spoke to some regulars who went there a lot and they said they had never seen that many but we saw 11 bears total in 2 days! We ended up seeing... More 

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Konigswinter, Germany
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Cades Cove is on the Eastern side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a drive (through the cove one way loop with two connecting roads to do short cuts or redo part of the loop). The cove is about 30 to 40 min drive (depending on photo-stops and traffic) from the entrance to the park at Gatlinburg. The... More 

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Wilmington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We saw deer, turkey, and 3 bears!!!! It was a beautiful drive and on our different stops, we meet a lot of very nice people from all over the country.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We were in Cades Cove for a wedding at Primitive Baptist Church. The drive into Cades Cove is long (25 miles @ 35 mph speed limit) but it's worth it. The 11 mile loop is one way and if traffic is heavy plan on it taking extra time. The scenery is pristine and abundant with wildlife. On our trip we... More 

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I finally saw 3 bears around 4pm. Been here many times and it was the first time. Usually we see deer, wild turkeys, squirrels etc. I was really glad to see so many people Easter Sunday enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The fields were laying full of people enjoying the sunshine and scenery while laying on a blanket... More 

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