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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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  • I think this is a must-do in Great Smoky Mountain. Felt so closed to wildlife. The drive is slow but bearable. 
  • Cades Cove is one of my favorite places anywhere. There are few places I have gone that have effected me the way Cades Cove has. I visited it when I was a teenager, took my son there when he was about...  more »
  • It's the must for Great Smoky Mountain to see. The view is awesome about the mountain. I saw some deers and I hiked to Abrams falls. The traffic was congested during the day.