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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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Ocean City, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 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 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW 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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Kingston, Tennessee
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38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We live just an hour away and often drive the loop at all hours. But this last time, we were staying in Pigeon Forge so we got an early start at the loop. Hardly anyone there except the amateur photogs trying to get the right shots. Much less traffic on a Friday morning. We say lots of turkey, some deer... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

If you aren't in a hurry this is a great way to spend a day looking for bears. There is an 11 mile loop road that you drive. They ask that you only pull over in the designated areas but when people see a bear they usually just stop in the middle of the road to get pictures. Please be... More

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SEYMOUR
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The Smokies offer some of the very best scenary found anywhere. And Cade's Cove is no exception. Its a big valley area near Gregory's Bald, located at the southern end of the park, on the TN side. It's accessible by foot, car, bike, motorcycles, and horses. They even have a guided hayride tour..(seasonal) So, anyone can explore this 13 mile... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went to Cades Cove 4 out of the 6 days we were on vacation . Every time was a little different. The first day it was in the upper 60's and clear sunny skies. The trees surrounding the mountains still had a lot of pretty color on the trees. The cove was not busy at all for a Sunday... More

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