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Cades Cove

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A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.
As featured in 3 Days in Pigeon Forge
107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
+1 865-436-1200
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Reviewed today via mobile

Full disclosure: I hate summer. But even if I didn’t, Fall is the best time to drive through Cades Cove. The leaves are turning, and the wildlife is active. Go at sunrise or sunset to see the most game. Look for deer, black bear, and...More

Thank Eric P
Reviewed today via mobile

This place is very beautiful! Mountain view, rolling meadows, and old style cabins. Wildlife isn’t as numerous as it has been in times past but it’s nothing to see deer, squirrels, bear, and maybe even an Elk if your lucky. Wonderful trip!

Thank Bhargis739
Reviewed today

This trip to cades cove was the worst ever . The drive to the cove was so slow and people would just stop in the road and not pull over . There where NO ANIMALS out anywhere and all an all a wasted 3 Hours.

Thank robkat1828
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our time here! We also had the pleasure of listening to a gentlemen play some hymns on his acoustic guitar and it was simply beautiful. Can't wait to go back and enjoy the buildings we didnt get to this time!

Thank aposthauer
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed the leisurely drive around Cades Cove. We were hoping to see more wildlife but were excited to see turkeys and many varieties of butterflies. Such friendly people along the way.

Thank pennypbj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful ride you can take when in this area. It really shows you all of God's beauiful work the Mountians views are just amazing will definitely be back when everything is in bloom.

Thank shattuck81
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love America’s National Parks. This is a good one but.....get here early. We stayed in Pigeon Forge and were up before dawn, we pulled into the park at first light. We had an amazing traffic free time. We spent all day here and took...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove the Cades Cove Scenic loop and it was fantastic compromise between my wife and I. She is not very outdoorsy like me but the drive worked out for both. There is a lot of trees and fields that offer a great chance to...More

Thank ErieChris
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove the Cades code scenic loop and it was nice! We saw horses, wild turkeys, and deer.the historic cabins were fun to explore. It was rainy when we we went, but still a great drive.

Thank Backincincy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was one of the best excursions we did in the Smoky Mountains. The drive is a bit difficult because of the winding roads and the overly cautious and slow drivers but the vistas were well worth it.

Thank Kathy K
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Response from ClassroomDoctor | Reviewed this property |
LOL... no you will see bears if the weather cooperates. It is the temperatures, not necessarily the calendar that drives them to shelter. I have placed on Trip Adviser a lengthy review entitled "Cades Cove Road Tips" that... More
August 11, 2018|
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Response from ClassroomDoctor | Reviewed this property |
We do not pull a camper, but usually are in either a 150 or 350 Ford Pickup. There are a couple of routes available. We placed an extensive review of our visit, including directions, should you be interested. Entitled Cades... More
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July 26, 2018|
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Response from ClassroomDoctor | Reviewed this property |
Hello, recently you asked for more info. We have uploaded a detailed review on Cades Cove entitled, "Cades Cove Road Tips" that may assist you in planning your trip there. In the review we have listed both individual site... More