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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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Lovely Mill and Historic Area

This is one of my favorite visitors centers because it's halfway through the Cades Cove Loop, so... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
sngbrd
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Nashville, Tennessee
2016 November

one of my favorite places in the world is Cades Cove... we saw turkey, bear and deer.... deer were... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2016
yaya5571
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Chattanooga, 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
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+1 865-436-7318

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Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is one of my favorite visitors centers because it's halfway through the Cades Cove Loop, so it's a great place to stop a rest a bit, use the bathroom, and walk around the historic buildings on the property. The GSMA staff who work there...More

Thank sngbrd
Reviewed November 23, 2016

one of my favorite places in the world is Cades Cove... we saw turkey, bear and deer.... deer were in full rut and going nuts...

Thank yaya5571
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

My family of four had a great day at Cade's Cove today! We looked through the cabins, churches, and graveyards. It was so sad to see all of the graffiti all over nearly every building though. I don't understand why people ruin these historic buildings...More

Thank HeatherW520
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

It is a slow drive with great scenery. It has a lot of old buildings near the road and some with a small hike to them. On this trip we saw several deer. We needed to be there early in the morning or later in...More

Thank DaveBob713
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Lots of Smoky Mountain items (books, souvenirs, Park information, hiking info), knowledgeable & friendly staff. A nice place to stretch you legs and enjoy the peace of Cades Cove.

Thank LuvOBX13
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Awesome. Saw 4 deer. Biggest buck ever seen right by the road. 2 black bears as we were leaving. Plan to return with bikes

Thank STEVE G
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We took the Cade's Cove loop and loved it. Beautiful views, plenty of pull of spots and things to see. This year we saw plenty of deer/elk but did not see a bear. Our motel neighbor said they saw one the day before. This will...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is about my tenth visit to Cade's Cove and go every year. The drive there from gatlinberg is a little long and depending on traffic can be a little slow going. I prefer to approach from Pigeon Forge via Townsend. The cove s is...More

Thank waynebY9920YT
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent way to get visit the Smokies. There is riding stables, hay rides, carrage rides, bike rentals, gift shop and snack stand. Lots of local information about Cades Cove. Now there is a weight limit for the horse back riding :(..

Thank kid506
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We stopped at the Visitors Center for maps and information before starting the Cades Cove driving loop, and were glad we did. The Park Ranger was helpful, the brochures and maps, both free ones and the very inexpensive ones, provided clear and relevant history regarding...More

Thank poetsspouse
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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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