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Cades Cove Visitor Center

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1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
+1 865-436-7318
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Family with little ones

Wonder place! People are knowledgeable and super friendly! Loved it and we will be back! After, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
stephandwill996
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The best Views and kind informative park rangers

Cades cove is the most beautiful and best activity in Townsend! The 11 mile loop is filled with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sabrena B
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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.
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LOCATION
1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
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+1 865-436-7318

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonder place! People are knowledgeable and super friendly! Loved it and we will be back! After, the beautiful dive and views you can often see some of the wildlife.

Thank stephandwill996
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cades cove is the most beautiful and best activity in Townsend! The 11 mile loop is filled with nature, beauty and informative Rangers, brochures and plaques. The old houses and other structures are amazing and tell a lot about the people who lived in Cades...More

Thank Sabrena B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the 11 mile trip around Cade's Cove, stopping at Oliver's cabin and then the Cade's cove visitors center. We had packed out lunch . There is lots of grassy areas to have a picnic lunch. Only a few picnic tables. So bring some folding...More

Thank vandvinc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loads of information to be found here. Staff are very friendly. This is the only place for bathroom breaks along the loop so take advantage of it while you can.

Thank purplegirl35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great films showing info on the area. Also, loads of information available for hikers. Park rangers on site to help too. Lovely items to purchase in the shop.

Thank MaryCork
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The 11 mile road is a one way loop that will take you at least 4h to tour, but only if you stop at places. On Saturday and Wednesday morning no cars are allowed on the loop , only bicycles and foot traffic. I usually...More

1  Thank Futbolking
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Lots of fun gifts and well priced. Also has food and bathrooms. Worth a stop if you're visiting the cove

1  Thank PharmIDGirl
Reviewed May 13, 2017

We stopped here to use the restroom and to buy a magnet. However we spent much more time than anticipated as we had fun exploring the buildings.

Thank SquirrelGirl39
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Typical offering of National Park souviners and snacks. Restrooms clean and well stocked, parking somewhat limited. Staff friendly and helpful!

Thank Elleigh1218
Reviewed May 7, 2017

A small area run by volunteers to answer questions about the Cove loop road and some of the things to see in the Cove.

Thank winegen
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kjthomas0103
We have a pickup truck & trailer, are there places big enough to park this combo at the entrance to the cove?
November 13, 2016|
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Response from Randpx2 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a lot of parking space
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MariefromGeorgia
Hi! My friend, Sherry and I are headed out from Hinesville, Georgia to visit cades cove. We are both 54 years old and was wondering what the shortest hike to a waterfall is? Also, what is there to do for these two old hens lol
October 2, 2016|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Marie, there are no waterfalls in Cades Cove. It is the watershed area for Abrams Creek and it is a medium level difficulty hike to get back to Abrams Falls. It is the equivalent of 14 flights of stairs, each way. You have... More
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Markmil
If we bring our own bikes is there parking at the front of the loop?
August 4, 2015|
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Response from Tullia2 |
Yes. There is parking available at the front of the loop. Maybe about 20 spaces.
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