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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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  • Cades Cover never disappoints; it is a lovely drive and a great place to spend an afternoon/evening! We've been to Cades Cove on multiple occasions, and we always have the best time soaking in the gor...  more »
  • I wish we had been able to go in the fall when the leaves were changing, but this time was no less beautiful. I haven't been to Cades Cove in almost nine years and didn't realize I missed it so much. ...  more »
  • There is no way you're in the Smokies and don't visit Cades Cove. It's a must see at some point in one of your trips down there. Time? - It takes 2.5 to 3 hours ride ( back and forth) Scenery?- While ...  more »