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Cades Cove

107 Park Headquarters Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
(865) 436-1200
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Type: Scenic Drives, Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Driving
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Owner description: A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

My husband, an avid hunter enjoyed this most. He loved looking far and wide for a glimpse of a deer, one of which practically came to our window. It is a far drive up the mountain and worth it if you want to see the actual mountains as opposed to the city. Traffic is not as bad as some post... More

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Bastrop, Louisiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Once around the loop was not enough for me, so I went threw twice. My whole family had a awesome time looking for deer and enjoying the scenery. We even stopped and ate a picnic lunch inside Cade's cove. If you're wanting to visit during thanksgiving week make sure you go a couple of days before thanksgiving day or wait... More

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Batesville, Arkansas
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204 reviews 204 reviews
98 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This place stays crowded! There are lines to wait in everywhere. It's like the Disney World of national parks. We waited 15 minutes just to get into one of the few bathrooms! Then you get on a one way street and have to slowly follow people the entire time to get to the historical sites, which when you arrive, are... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Cades Cove is an excellent way to spend 3 or 4 hours just enjoying the beauty of the mountains and valleys. You can choose to just ride the entire 11 mile loop in your vehicle but you'll miss a lot of the splendor. Use the pull offs and get out and walk to some of the old houses and churches... More

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Ocean City, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Started out this visit on a cloudy day not e petting much.Pleasantly surprised to see wildlife and well maintained historical structures.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had never been. So, I decided to surprise him with a long weekend trip for his birthday. Words, nor pictures can do this place justice! An absolute place of God given beauty! We walked many trails, saw many leaves, trees etc changing colors, and the animals we saw were breathtaking. We saw many beautiful doe that... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

single lane road that winds through a mountain meadow. Boring. Once you get on the road your trapped as there is no turning back. This is a traffic trap, and if traffic is heavy you will be trapped for hours.

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Felton, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a great ride in a car or motorcycle following a river through a Smokey Mountain valley. There are numerous stops along the way to view churches and log cabin homes that were left there when the original owners sold the property to the federal government so the park could be established. Bring your camera and get some beautiful... More

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Cades Cove is one of the most amazing attractions that we have ever been to. You ride through in your vehicle and there are just tons of deer just everywhere. If your kids are with you or if you are on your honeymoon you will not want to pass this up. There are old cabins, homesteads, and structures to be... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

We would have enjoyed this immensely, had it not been for the traffic. Go early or late, but not the middle of the day. People have no respect for the signs telling you to pull over if you want to stop.

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