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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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Step back in history

Step back in history and imagine the country living prior to the formation of the Great Smoky National Park. Walk the settlement...imagine living in Aunt Betsy's house, filling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Monroe Twp., NJ
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Monroe Twp., NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Step back in history and imagine the country living prior to the formation of the Great Smoky National Park. Walk the settlement...imagine living in Aunt Betsy's house, filling the barn with corn, milling the wheat and corn, fishing in the stream, worshiping in the churches. The gift shop has many locally produced items for sale...honey, molasses, butters and preserves, which... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

First let me say, you can not be in a hurry on your way to Cades Cove. Once you get to the 11 mile one way loop, it can be rather slow going if you are in traffic. It is one area, most visitors want to see so you will not be able to just "zip" down to the Cove... More 

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clayton, michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely time, beautiful scenery, so much history. We so enjoyed driving through the roads, checking out the hinges and churches and taking a step back in time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We got up early at 5am to get to the park entrance at sunrise, we where the last in the que at the gate which was good as it meant that we could drive very slowly without the pressure of another car behind us. There are places to pull over to let others pass when people do catch up with... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There were so many fun things to see and do. We looked at the old homesteads and churches and hiked Abrams Falls! It was just beautiful, just don't forget to bring lots of water.

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NC, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We love to take the scenic Cades Cove tour. Always looking for animals. This time we saw a bear and coyote. Besides that, the OLD HISTORIC churches and the cemeterys are one of our favorites to visit. Just to sit and imagine the services that were once had in them and the prayers that God has answered there.

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I love this place! The history and the majesty! Just relax and enjoy the slow pace. The peace and quiet is wonderful. We have visited several times and I just enjoy it more each time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing views of the mountains. Outstanding driving loop. Some cabins and a mill. Excellent examples of early living. Very knowledgeable park rangers. Keep your eyes open for bears!

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking and worth every second of the drive, great way to see wildlife and the beautiful landscapes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the time warp of 19th century community buildings and life style. Booklet which details each building is invaluable.we went two hours prior to sunset and it got very busy for a Friday. Expect very slow driving and not many seem to get out and walk to sites. Take a picnic dinner and enjoy. Fine if you're patient and like... More 

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