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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
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+1 865-436-1200
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Reviewed today

One of our favorite spots in the Smokies. Easy to get to and plenty of opportunity for great photos. We saw a ton of bears here on our last visit as well.

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed yesterday

Cades Cove is a beautiful place and nice to visit if you can go when crowds are small. We entered the cove at 8am and it still took 1hr to get to the visitor center (about half way around loop). People driving 5 miles an...More

Thank Wayne C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my favorite place ever!!! We go here Everytime we are in the area. We love the wildlife and it’s so pretty here!

Thank Jamie C
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Reviewed yesterday

The scenery is outstanding, I can see why the area was settled. However we visited on a Monday and the traffic was a bit slow. In spite of signs asking that you not stop on the road and use turn outs some inconsiderate idiots payed...More

Thank Woody & Kathy L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One could spend days here exploring the trails and history of the area. Wildlife abounds in this area. We saw turkeys, bears, and deer all from our vehicle! Bring a picnic lunch and hike to the Falls. The park rangers are knowledgeable and helpful. Come...More

Thank tanyac41
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rode through twice. The first time later in the evening and saw five bears. It was amazing and the views were magnificent. We went the following day and took the gravel road up the mountain. We stopped about halfway up and looked around and...More

Thank JenPNC123
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One readers in and out. At anytime there was a possible hint of a deer, Turkey, or bear, the traffic will come to a dead stop. It was neat to see the old homes and churches. Great to get up and close to nature. Beautiful...More

Thank HappyVactioner1971
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unless your going to get out of the car and walk around this area don't waste your time. It took us one and half hours to do the eleven mile ride because people can't read signs that say pull over and don't stop in the...More

Thank Thomas L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

View was good, however, it was not any fun on the motorcycle. People kept stopping looking st the fields hoping to see an animal, but we didn’t see any the whole rode. Traffic was jammed up about the last 3 miles only because some were...More

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an absolutely lovely drive, especially since the speed is reduced. Beautiful views and a great place to spot black bears. We went round twice. First time we saw one bear, second time we were able to add 7 more! Mind the opening times!...More

Thank Paspartoet88
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Sachin B
15 June 2018|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
All park activities are best done early in the day. It opens at sunrise and cars will be there at that time in hopes of seeing wildlife. The 11 mile loop road has some spots for limited parking but the visitor center... More
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Lynn Q
11 June 2018|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
I have not done this but do a Google search....biking tips for Cades Cove...I think you might get some good answers
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Shannon D
11 June 2018|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
It is suggested never to leave food in your car but people picnic all the time in the park. It should be fine in a cooler in the trunk. Do not leave opened food items that you may have snacked on inside the car. Remember... More
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