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“Great place to stop during the bike ride!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cades Cove Visitor Center

Cades Cove Visitor Center
1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Townsend, TN 37882
865-436-7318
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Townsend
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Inside the national park. Seasonal ranger-led programs.Indoor and outdoor exhibits of Southern Mountain life and culture. Includes Cable Mill, a grist mill which operates spring through fall, the Becky Cable house, and other historic structures. Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms.
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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“Great place to stop during the bike ride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visitors center opens at 9. By the time you ride half the loop starting at 7 it should be open. Be sure to roam around the mill and cabin, especially the mill. The cabin is neat to roam through. There is always someone there that runs the mill and grinds cornmeal and flour to be sold in the visitors center. He can tell you about running the mill and the history of it. In the fall they have someone making sorghum with a mule going around in a circle squeezing the liquid out of cane and then they boil it down. Sometimes a blacksmith is there giving a demonstration on making tools that the settlers used. These events are usually in the Fall. Take a break and enjoy the peace and quite! Visit the small center, it has honey, sorghum, flour, and cornmeal made in the valley. Lots of neat stuff to look at. We stop there always and soak up the atmosphere! There are restrooms available. When we ride the loop, we always wait till the center opens up and peruse through it.

Visited July 2014
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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20 attraction reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Step Back in Time to be Treasured Forever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The visitor center and all of the restored building in it have a unique way of taking visitors back in time invigorating their imaginations to picture for themselves what it was like for the people who once lived there. The center offers great photo ops, a wonderful store with park rangers who are more than happy to tell you more about Cades Cove and something special for everyone to remember the rest of their lives.

Visited July 2014
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Chatsworth, Georgia
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“You Must stop in and visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is the half way mark of the loop ,avery pretty place to see and enjoy ,please dont rush , cause we ran in to Jase Robertson {Duck Dynasty} .We also see dear and bears you will enjoy the stop.

Visited August 2014
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Pineville, Kentucky
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“Heaven on Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Love, this place. If you want to see deer, turkey, bears and the beautiful mountains this is the place to go.

Visited June 2014
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Loudon, Tennessee, United States
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“Cades Cove Visitor Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very interesting area in and around the whole area. Many never see bears while driving through the cove, we saw 2 within a half hour.

Visited July 2014
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