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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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Wonderful people who enjoy being there

Fact: Cades Cove is beautiful and everyone should visit. The visitor center not only has all your... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2017
Chris S
Gallatin, Tennessee
Wonderful Visitor Center

We decided to get out of the costly tourist area and sight see and take a small hike. The welcome... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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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
+1 865-436-7318

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Reviewed March 4, 2017

Fact: Cades Cove is beautiful and everyone should visit. The visitor center not only has all your souvenirs but also has people inside who love what they do and know the history. Don't be afraid to ask them questions about the park or anything else....More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We decided to get out of the costly tourist area and sight see and take a small hike. The welcome center was large and full of information and the staff was very friendly and helpful with information in the area. With this we had a...More

Thank ret42
Reviewed February 23, 2017

We have visited Cades Cove multiple times. It is usually very busy and slow moving...that gives you more reason to check out the history of the place. There are a number of original buildings that are well worth your time.

Thank Donna B
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Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

We usually start our trip here and end it there. Beautiful peaceful so much to see. Don't forget to stop at mill great cornmeal.

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Reviewed January 31, 2017

This is an easy ride and a relatively short ride through the mountains so it is great for families - there are stops to make on the way of old homesteads and communities - and it is really beautiful - and we saw bears in...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for some information during our stsy. The attendants. We're very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

Thank gasherr
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We rented a UTV and did Cades Cove. It was 106 degrees outside that day. The cove was very pretty and interesting but it was super busy and the traffic was bumper to bumper. We took a little road off the main drag and drove...More

Thank angelajn26
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We were worried about the horrible fires in the area, but found out that this attraction did not suffer any damage. We surveyed some, closer to our destination, Blackberry Farm, than had been reported, but were relieved that the Cades Cove Visitor Center, did not...More

Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed January 6, 2017

If you love the great outdoors or even if you don't, then you really need to make a trip to Cades Cove. It can get a little bit crowded but the wildlife is abundant and there are plenty of places to stop and stroll around...More

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We go every time we go to Pigeon Forge to visit. Summer and winter. I take a camera and I may or may not see anything but to me it never disappoints. Just love to go.I go at different times and the pictures are never...More

Thank Cathy R
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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
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
If we bring our own bikes is there parking at the front of the loop?
August 4, 2015|
Response from Tullia2 |
Yes. There is parking available at the front of the loop. Maybe about 20 spaces.