Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#1 of 7 in Scenic Drive in Tennessee
Nestled among Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains, Cades Cove offers opportunities to explore historical areas and untamed wilderness. Drive the 17.7 km (11 mi), one-way road circling the lush valley at an easy pace. Stop to view the mills, churches, barns, and houses dating as far back as 1818, when the first European settlers arrived in the cove. Keep an eye out for the region's resident deer, wild turkeys, and black bears. At the visitor center, pick up an informational booklet, available for a small fee, so you can enjoy a self-guided tour of the area. Plan to visit Cades Cove and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Great Smoky Mountains National Park attractions using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planning app .
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  • Good place to visit, but nothing special compared to similar national parks. This area is much more touristy  more »
  • It was so much fun doing the scenic drive and stopping along the way!!! Best view of the Great smoky mountains, just beautiful  more »
  • We had friends join us in Gatlinburg and we took them to Cades Cove as it is one of our favorite places to see in the smokyus. They really enjoyed touring the structures along the way as well as my wi...  more »
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