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Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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. Before you head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer, including Cades Cove.
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  • Our 3 days @ Cades Cove was great. The Hayride was a spectacular drive & our driver was very informative & courteous. We loved getting ice cream @ the store & also enjoyed the various hikes. There wer...  more »
  • Once you drive onto the loop you are transformed to another place in time. This has all of the looks of an 1800's mountain farming community. The area is beautiful and the buildings are rustic. There ...  more »
  • The family and I set off for Cade's Cove. We planned a picnic lunch and hoped to see some of the wilderness. The scenic drive is one way in, so you may have to follow other cars, but there are ample o...  more »