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Cades Cove

Address: 107 Park Headquarters Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
Phone Number: (865) 436-1200
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Type: Scenic drives, Valleys, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Driving
Owner description: A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited during the cooler months and was so amazed at all of God's creations. You are able to park, walk around, hike, visit the waterfall, take beautiful pictures and the list goes on. We traveled with friends for a total of 8 of us. The children were 10 and under and they loved it as well. There are old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The history of the area is amazing and so disheartening. Roosevelt had a great idea about preserved land for future generations to come and see. The tragedy and injustice to the residents of cades cove is a historic failure. I truly appreciate the area and strongly recommend a visit. Before you go you should be knowledgeable about what happened here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Deer, birds, and bears oh my! There is really no excuse not to go here if you are in Pigeon Forge area. It's free to drive through it and there are places to pull over throughout. There are old cabins, a waterwheel, a cabin with a true mill inside where they sell fresh ground cornmeal and grits. There are restrooms,... More 

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We made this loop drive in the middle of the day. This is a mistake if you want to see wildlife. We saw one wild turkey. We have made this trip in years past and seen numerous deer and other animals. But, in the middle of the day the traffic was horrible and the animals are all asleep somewhere. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Absolutely without a doubt the best part of our vacation. If you do nothing else when visiting Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge please take a trip to Cades Cove. We went in the winter (February) and with the snowfall this place has to be the most beautiful location in the US, if not the entire world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our favorite ride through Gods beauty in the mountains. So peaceful and the beauty of the majesty of the Smoky mountains will take your breath away. Good chance of seeing deer and maybe bear. Stop and look at the cabins!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This drive tour takes quite a while if you want to leave with the full experience no matter the volume of traffic. You need to purchase the $1 Guide Book at the entrance, so worth it. I visited twice last year and more that once before, still, I have not toured each historical site offered on foot, or driven down... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Cade's Cove is a very special place. Negative reviews are mainly for 2 reasons. One...if you visit at high tourist season......fall foliage change, summer, holidays anytime, etc., expect a lot of wait time on the 11 mile 1 way loop road. Secondly, traffic can be a bottleneck due to inconsiderate people who will not dive at a reasonable posted speed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful drives in the smoky mountains in all 4 seasons. In spring, it's blooming with new life. Summer is lush & green & the fall is exploding with beautiful colors. December through February provides a winter wonderland. The views are breathtaking & history meets charm & beautiful scenery. Give yourself plenty of time as... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We toured on our bycycles on a morning when no vehicle traffic was allowed. We enjoyed not having to worry about vehicle traffic while keeping a sharp eye out for wildlife. It was somewhat challenging with the high July temperatures and a few hills but definitely recommend it. We saw one bike wreck on one of the curves where someone... More 

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