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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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An Amazing History Lesson

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Parrottsville, Tennessee
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery! You can drive through Cades Cove for couple of hours or spend the whole day here. Get a tour brochure at the information kiosk ($1 cash, no change provided) and follow the map to see all the places of interest. You can stop as many times as you want and explore old cabins and churches. The brochure also... More 

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Storrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We always seem to be drawn back to the Smokey Mountains off Tennessee and Cades Cove is a must. Its free to visit but watch for opening times as sometimes the motor trail opens slightly later on certain days. Check the website to be sure. We stay in Gatlinburg which is about an hour's drive from here. The scenery really... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was our second time here. Cades Cove is definitely worth the drive. There are different numbered stops you can make to see old homesteads. There are plenty of stops to see wildlife. We saw wild turkeys and some horses. I recommend you get a cades cove brochure for a dollar at one of the visitor's centers. We went to... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We liked it a lot the car trail was a little long like 5 miles but we still enjoyed it seen a couple of bears and when the it was over we had some ice cream cones to die for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

While the younger family members went white water rafting, the rest of the family took a leisurely drive to Cades Cove. What a beautiful place, with beautiful views! We liked driving and/or stopping at our own pace. There was not much traffic, even we were there right after July 4. Everyone enjoyed this relaxing trip!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great touring loop through Cades Cove and it's beautiful meadowlands. We choose to do Laurel Falls hike first, so by the time we got to Cades Cove, no wildlife to the be seen, except a few turkeys. It was a gorgeous ride through this area of the park with many turnouts -- Go as early as possible, especially on the... More 

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Harriman, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Now is the time to go if you want to see black bears in Cades Cove. We went early on a Sunday morning in hopes of less congestion. 'Bear Jams' can be very frustrating when you are far behind the line of sightseers. This time we were greatly rewarded. All total, we saw five black bears, from cubs and sows... 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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