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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
Owner description: A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Driving
Owner description: A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.
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Prattville, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We drove the 11 mile loop and never saw anything but pasture land and cars in front and back of us. People in the cars ahead were very inconsiderate by stopping in the middle of a one lane road to take pictures rather than using the pull off lanes. All in all it took us 3 hours and the scenery... More 

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Troutman, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I did a day trip through Cade's cove and it was amazing. The history and beauty was great. The historic cabins and the history behind them and the old churches, which shows the importance of the church in the early days, there are three or four churches in the valley.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

One of my favorite spots on earth. Peaceful. I love the buildings, the valley, the cemetery, the wildlife, the mountains. Yes, the traffic can be heavy. Try to go on a weekday to help with that. It's lovely all year long. The gift shop is great, too. Allow a few hours to really enjoy Cades Cove and be sure to... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I've been here too many times to count. If only I could build a home here! I've been here in winter, spring, summer and fall and it's beautiful anytime. The are many trails and a awesome waterfall inside Cade's Cove. There's always a good chance to see bear here along with many other wildlife. This last visit my wife and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This tranquil valley boasts beautiful terrain, abundant wild life and many old homesteads. A post office was established in 1833, although European traders were familiar with the area as early as 1740. There is a charming white-steepled church on the right-hand side of the narrow road. As with most small churches in the South, there is a cemetery behind the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Well maintained peaceful varied terrain. We went bike riding all the way around the loop on a Sat morning when car traffic was closed for the morning. A great place for a sub & sunset.

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South Point, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We always spend a day at Cades cove. It gets you away from the crazy over crowded town and a chance to relax and take in some views. We always see Turkey, Deer and Black Bears when we go (except for last week, i believe the bears have hibernated). If you have time check out the Mill and other hidden... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went to Cades Cove and took the drive through this location to see the sites. It was very interesting and lots of places to stop along the way to immerse yourself in history while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Allow plenty of time as you do not want to rush but you can also get behind a few cars and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Fortunetly we did not experience any traffic on our trip to cades cove on 12/08. We took our time enjoying the scenic views and historic cabins. I definitely reccommend purchasing the tour booklet for $1 at the visitor center. The booklet details the path of the loop and provides interesting facts about the families and churches of the cove. We... More 

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Hays, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My wife and I made our first trip to Cade's Cove in October. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been. The 11 mile loop through the cove offers unbelievable views of the Smokey mountains.The loop road is a one-way road but there are two, two-way alternate roads in the park that can be used to shorten... More 

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