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Cades Cove Sightseeing Bus Tour from Pigeon Forge
$60.00 per adult
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Cades Cove Loop Rd., Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
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Newfound Gap Smoky Mountains Tour by Open-Air Jeep
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Newfound Gap Smoky Mountains Tour by Open-Air Jeep

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This tour takes you to the top of the mountains to Newfound Gap where customers can stand in two states (Tennessee and North Carolina) and view the placard for the dedication site for the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.<br><br>View scenic viewpoints as well as the Sugarlands Visitor Center to take in a bit of park information. As you crest Newfound Gap, your guide will stop at the dedication site for GSMNP. Here, you can take in a short section of the Appalachian Trail and straddle the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee.<br><br>After that, you will head back down the mountain to Pigeon Forge. Once you get back to town, enjoy a thirty-minute ride on a forested four-wheel drive adventure on private land.
$85.20 per adult
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Cathy M wrote a review May 12
Springfield, Missouri96 contributions17 helpful votes
This is definitely a must do when you’re in the smoky mountains. The Cades Cove historic loop is something you won’t want to do just once. While we were there we went several times and saw something different each time and marveled at the overall beauty of the whole place. Cades Cove is exceptional for the history so you really need to get one of the booklets and immerse yourself in exactly what you see. Take the time to walk to the cabins and explore. There is no time limit and plenty of places to pull off and just sit and relax and absorb the beauty.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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bjenglish1966 wrote a review May 11
Marathon, Florida9 contributions1 helpful vote
So wonderful! We ended up spending around 8 hours here. So much to explore. Plenty to see close to the trail if you don't like to hike. Great trails if you do. We saw bear, deer, chipmunks, turkeys... Take a picnic lunch. So perfect
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Bill S wrote a review May 11
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The Cades Cove comfort facilities, especially the one by the Horse Stables, lave a lot to be desired. Others throughout the park are above normal for federally run facilities. The the aforementioned facility had door that would not lock (on the woman's side) and no TP holders on the men's side.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Melissa E wrote a review May 9
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Amazing views mixed with historical information. Great for the whole family. Saw some bears and elk. Wish more flowers were out but maybe next time.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Jenny W wrote a review May 8
Birmingham, Alabama, United States3940 contributions362 helpful votes
We have been coming to Cades Cove as a couple for 46 years and I visited with my family as a child - so I admit that I have a special attachment to this area of the Smoky Mountains National Park. It is an eleven mile loop with a few cut-throughs if you do not want to experience the full (probably slow moving) loop. Over the years, I have visited every building and hiked many trails. This trip, we only stopped for a quick restroom break as we checked out the deer in a field. On this rainy Tuesday morning in early May, the traffic from Gatlinburg and through Cades Cove was not bad. Slower moving traffic was courteous enough to pull over and let us pass. We spotted a wolf (our first here), turkey and deer (saw bear after we left Cades Cove). The week we visited was when the loop started closing to cars on Wednesdays; this policy is in effect May 5th until September 1st, 2021. Wednesdays are for hikers and cyclists, so be aware of this when you plan your visit. I would recommend picking up a guide or pulling up one online prior to a visit.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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