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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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Cade's Cove. A must see before you leave.

I've been down to Gatlinburg a lot. It's very, VERY easy to spend a lot of money down there, however the best things are always those that involve the natural beauty of the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I've been down to Gatlinburg a lot. It's very, VERY easy to spend a lot of money down there, however the best things are always those that involve the natural beauty of the park. With all of the landmarks down there, none hold a candle to Cade's Cove. I never go back home without paying a visit to this beautiful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The drive into the cove is great with stop areas all along. The old home places are great and the wildlife is great. Just be careful if wildlife is spotted there will be a procession of brake lites. It is a great place to let the children explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited during the cooler months and was so amazed at all of God's creations. You are able to park, walk around, hike, visit the waterfall, take beautiful pictures and the list goes on. We traveled with friends for a total of 8 of us. The children were 10 and under and they loved it as well. There are old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The history of the area is amazing and so disheartening. Roosevelt had a great idea about preserved land for future generations to come and see. The tragedy and injustice to the residents of cades cove is a historic failure. I truly appreciate the area and strongly recommend a visit. Before you go you should be knowledgeable about what happened here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Deer, birds, and bears oh my! There is really no excuse not to go here if you are in Pigeon Forge area. It's free to drive through it and there are places to pull over throughout. There are old cabins, a waterwheel, a cabin with a true mill inside where they sell fresh ground cornmeal and grits. There are restrooms,... More 

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We made this loop drive in the middle of the day. This is a mistake if you want to see wildlife. We saw one wild turkey. We have made this trip in years past and seen numerous deer and other animals. But, in the middle of the day the traffic was horrible and the animals are all asleep somewhere. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Absolutely without a doubt the best part of our vacation. If you do nothing else when visiting Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge please take a trip to Cades Cove. We went in the winter (February) and with the snowfall this place has to be the most beautiful location in the US, if not the entire world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our favorite ride through Gods beauty in the mountains. So peaceful and the beauty of the majesty of the Smoky mountains will take your breath away. Good chance of seeing deer and maybe bear. Stop and look at the cabins!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This drive tour takes quite a while if you want to leave with the full experience no matter the volume of traffic. You need to purchase the $1 Guide Book at the entrance, so worth it. I visited twice last year and more that once before, still, I have not toured each historical site offered on foot, or driven down... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Cade's Cove is a very special place. Negative reviews are mainly for 2 reasons. One...if you visit at high tourist season......fall foliage change, summer, holidays anytime, etc., expect a lot of wait time on the 11 mile 1 way loop road. Secondly, traffic can be a bottleneck due to inconsiderate people who will not dive at a reasonable posted speed... More 

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