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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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Nice stop

The visitor center was a welcome stop after driving thru Cade’s Cove. It was quite packed for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cindyannsmith
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Huntsville, Alabama
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A great place for a bathroom break while in Cades cove. Also and this small visitor center is very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SmokiesJunkie
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Fishers, Indiana
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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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1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The visitor center was a welcome stop after driving thru Cade’s Cove. It was quite packed for the off season. The historic buildings were interesting and I would have loved more sign info. It also would have been interesting to see the inside of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for a bathroom break while in Cades cove. Also and this small visitor center is very informative.

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

This is a great visitor center halfway though the Loop Road. Right at the Visitor Center is plenty of parking, bathrooms, and many historic buildings to walk around. The center is not as large as the other two, but the rangers are just as knowledgeable....More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

In the Smokies is Cade’s Cove. The small visitors center is packed with loads of information. The loop road is the highlight. Winding 11 miles through the Cove, the loop road makes every building, house, church or barn, easily accessible to visitors. We have been...More

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

A very nice gift shop, with nearby restrooms and historical structures to explore. The rangers are full of information,take some time to chat.

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

The visitor center is great and the old farmhouse and outbuilding were very interesting. The rangers gave us some great advise on the best travel advise to get back to Chattanooga. Very helpful, definitely worth a stop.

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

This is a very small visitor center compared to Sugarlands. It does not have any movies or museum. However, the employees are all very knowledgeable with a wealth of information on the park. It's about half way around the loop. There are some small cabins...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

The ranger was extremely helpful with answering questions and giving us some tips. Glad we stopped. It was a good stop to stretch and visit the restroom for a quick break.

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

My kids wanted to do the Junior Ranger prog. An old gentleman at the counter directed us kindly to the Rangers conducting programs outside. Ranger Lloyd & Ranger Jessie led young & old wonderfully engaging us through the bear talk. Llyod was fun made a...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

About halfway around Cades Cove, you will come to the Visitors Center. Make sure you stop! Here you will find restrooms and a quaint souvenir shop filled with interesting items to help remember your trip. You can also get information on Cades Cove including maps,...More

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kjthomas0103
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
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
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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