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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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Nice area to drive through the park

This was a nice area to drive around the park and see some wildlife. We saw a few deer and wild turkey. We stopped at one of the older churches and looked around. We actually saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was a nice area to drive around the park and see some wildlife. We saw a few deer and wild turkey. We stopped at one of the older churches and looked around. We actually saw more deer right by the campground before we drove around the loop, and I was able to get up pretty close to them there.... More 

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Marion, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This a scenic motor route that is approx. eleven miles. There are several places you can stop and get out and explore. The kids enjoyed looking in the cabins. The scenery is gorgeous!. We didn't see any bears(we were hoping too) but we saw lots of deer. Fun experience!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We had one beautiful day during our 4 day trip to Gatlinburg, and thank goodness we spent it at Cades Cove. The people at the little tourist hut at the beginning were very helpful and the self-guided driving tour was great. Our kids were a little hyper and they were really excited to get out of the car at the... More 

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We just love the drive around the cove! The snow made it extra special. We always love stopping at all the little pull overs and taking our time. We can't wait to return.

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Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have gone twice and really enjoyed our visit. We saw a lot of deer close up on our last visit.Great for small children too.

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful 11 mile loop drive, with great scenery and interesting historical buildings. We were fortunate that it wasn't that crowded since it was a drizzly, cloudy day - I can see how the traffic would back up and it could be a frustrating drive if crowded. Even still, there were the cars that went about 5 miles... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Fl
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38 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited Cades Cove twice during our week-long trip to Gatlinburg. During the first trip, we saw many deer and turkey. We also parked a short distance off the 11-mile loop and hiked to Abram's Falls. The visitor's center staff near the mills are helpful and courteous. There is another nearby visitors center, that rents bicycles and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The scenary was nice but the only wildlife we saw was two Canadian geese. My granddaughter was very disappointed and so were we.

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Athens, AL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My family, which includes children ages 12 & 8, decided to drive to Cade's Cove from the Gatlinburg strip to sight see and hike a trail or two. The drive takes about 45 min to an hour to get to Cade's Cove from the parkway. After entering Cade's Cove, we stopped at a info "tent" where a gentleman was very... More 

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Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Cades Cove in the spring is a beautiful drive. The spring flowers were blooming, the mountains were rising from the fog, the sun was shining, and there were people relaxing and enjoying a fabulous spring day. Lots of picnics on the lawns, children running in the fields, and learning at the various spots along the drive where you can park... More 

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