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Address: 107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
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A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.

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Slow Drive on the Loop

The drive was very nice. It would have been nicer after the spring bloom or even better in the fall. We saw 8 deer. Traffic moves real slow which is what we wanted.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The drive was very nice. It would have been nicer after the spring bloom or even better in the fall. We saw 8 deer. Traffic moves real slow which is what we wanted.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the tour around Cades Cove, being able to tour the cabins is really interesting, and it's an absolutely gorgeous area. We were traveling with my 84-year-old mom, she couldn't complete the walk to one of the cabins that was half a mile off the road, we would have skipped it entirely had we known that later cabins were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love Cades Cove. Haven't seen any bear here the last few trips, but have seen many deer. The area is worth driving too just for the views. Make sure to have time so you can tour some of the sights within the cove also.

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Jasper, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place! We seen lots of deer and enjoyed getting out and looking at the old cabins and churches. The drive to it was also nice! We took a picnic it was a nice experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing drive thru nature, Cades Cove is your place. Take your camera and be prepared to see deer, turkeys, horses, cows, rabbits, squirrel, and sometimes even black bears. In spring the daffodils are blooming and fall the trees are gorgeous. And in winter the snow scenes are awesome. You won't be disappointed.

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Jeffersonville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hadn't been there before but heard a lot of people saying good things about it. We went to see the animals. Unfortunately all that was out were deer. But we still had a good time on the scenic route looking. There are a lot of pull offs were you can park and walk trails and go into open fields to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Cades Cove has so much history and beauty. Great place to relax and refresh your soul. The historic buildings and the trails will keep you busy. If you want to see the wildlife get there early. We've seen bears, deer and turkeys. Also great to bike through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The views even on a cloudy day are great. Please stop and look at the log cabins. Get there early, because the speed limit is 20, isn't a problem until you get someone being inconsiderate and stopping and doing g no better the 5 miles an hour. We were stuck behind a guy for 7 miles. Of the one way... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cades Cove is always on our list of things to do and this trip was no exception. We saw lots of deer, turkey and even a coyote pretty near a deer. The deer sensed it and took off running. We always hope to see bear of course. We didn't this trip but outside Cades Cove people were stopped and said... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its 11-mi loop through Cades Cove is the very popular route in the park and no doubt the most scenic part of the entire Smokies. The one-way, one-lane paved road starts 7.3 mi from the Townsend entrance. Very scenic views across wide valley bottoms with hayfields and wildflower meadows, framed by split-rail fences and surrounded by tall mountains.

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