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Cades Cove

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107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
+1 865-436-1200
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A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
+1 865-436-1200

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Reviewed yesterday

Luv this place love the peace and tranquility exspecially in the wintertime its so peaceful love the wildlife there's everything to see there.

Thank angelsrone
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, full of history, wildlife and photo opportunities! Everyone working for the park service were pleasant and helpful. Loved talking with the mill operator! A wonderfu

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent several days in the Smoky Mountains, and really enjoyed our trip, but the one thing we were missing was a bear sighting!! We were told to go to Cades Cove and we would almost be guaranteed that we would see one or several,...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go drive thru if you haven't been before. We will avoid next time due to slow slow traffic. Been twice and prefer visit a different section of the park.

1  Thank Susie/Tenn
Reviewed 4 days ago

The drive from Gatlinburg to Cades Cove follows the Little River and it is stunning! It takes a good hour to drive the 25 miles. Take your time and enjoy the drive. Cades Cove takes you back in time with historical home sites, churches, cemetaries...More

Thank TazFam
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful portion of "historical" Wear's Valley. Beautiful ride in & out, consisting of approximate 10+ miles in/out, your road running between 2 swift current creeks, tributaries, white water falls son both. A drive and attraction of the Smoky Mountain National Park

Thank lcwatson
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love this place. It is super peaceful, and truly brings to mind the life that was lived here during the late 1800s. I especially love both of the Oliver places, and the graveyard of the Methodist church. We accidentally interrupted services at the Primitive...More

Thank solofl1er
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been visiting Cades Cove for over 30 years, and I never get tired of it. I think our favorite thing is driving the loop looking for wildlife, though each year the encounter is different. This year in particular we have seen several more flocks...More

Thank Christy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite place in the park. The road is a narrow and one way loop with several turnouts for the buildings and scenery. There are also a couple of side roads. The cove is full of historic homesteads, churches and wildlife. We saw...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

11 mile drive with old cabins, wild turkeys, horses, deer, didn't see any elk or bear but I really think they would come out at dusk

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August 2, 2017|
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Response from RMBrooks | Reviewed this property |
Cade's Cove opens at sunrise and to avoid traffic the earlier the better. Don't forget to stop and touch base with the rangers before entering the park...they can provide you with a point of interest map....Don't forget to... More
July 25, 2017|
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Response from GaryandDenise2013 | Reviewed this property |
The gate to Cades Cove Loop Road opens at sunrise and closes at sunset. Please read on... The best time to arrive is at sunrise or as early in the morning as your family can get it all together and head to Cades Cove. The... More
July 12, 2017|
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Response from southern_belle40403 | Reviewed this property |
You will most likely have a delay getting into gatlinburg from pigeon forge because of regular traffic congestion.There are back roads to avoid traffic flow. You shouldn't have any problems driving through cases cove. Enjoy... More