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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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Beautiful and historic

We thoroughly enjoyed this drive and stop national park. Be sure you allow yourself enough time to SLOWLY drive the 11 miles or more if you take separate drives to alternate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed this drive and stop national park. Be sure you allow yourself enough time to SLOWLY drive the 11 miles or more if you take separate drives to alternate stops. Also, be sure to have a full tank of gas, take snacks and drinks with you and use the restroom facilities before you start. We really liked this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well first they sights are beautiful but nothing you haven't seen before. The loop is 11 miles and this is where I hated this place. The loop is one way and people drive 5 mph looking at grass. The wife and I had dinner plans and got ruined because it took us an hour in a half to do this... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

very nice loop with old cabins, churches, history, and plenty of wildlife. We saw turkey, deer, and a bear cub playing over a ridge in one of the fields. Easy walking for children and elderly.

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Winder, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had a great time... highly recommend . We saw a mama bear with her cub ... Just a great experience :)

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Hooks, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a driving tour with chances to get out and explore cabins, etc. I felt like an animal in a herd. There were so many cars on the road that I could not enjoy it. Seeing the cabins was interesting. Did not see any wildlife whatsoever. Was there from about 10 a.m. until about 3 p.m. It was not... More 

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Summerfield NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My family looks forward to our annual trip to Cade's Cove. The trip is not complete unless you take the time to walk back to each house for a look back in time. The hike to the houses is beautiful in all seasons and it is just a peaceful walk. I suggest an early start and take your time as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was my second time going and am already looking forward to my next trip. There are hiking trails and driving loops for just about everyone. We started with the 11 mile loop around the entire cove and then turned off at the first road the second day since we had no time. The only thing that was disappointing was... More 

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Parrottsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Cades Cove is an amazing historical area that shows what mountain life was like in the 19th century. The building that have been preserved show how well houses, barns and out buildings were built. There are three churches that were built to last also. Take a walk through the church cemetaries to see the graves of the families that lived... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The scenery was great, but the trip was long and slow up and down winding roads. Several times the line of cars in front of us stopped -- very frustrating.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of the most popular spots in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove is a must see on a visit to the area. Located a short drive from Townsend, Cades Cove offers spectacular vistas and an opportunity to see wildlife in a natural setting. Many of the historic cabins and churches have been preserved and make interesting side... More 

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Address: 107 Park Headquarters Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
Phone Number: (865) 436-1200
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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