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Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
(4.3/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We love the Smokey Mountains and especially Cades Cove. Sending prayers to all! Hearts were broken to see the devastation caused from the fires and praying for everyone's safety! We have so many memor...  more »
  • My family was here the week before Thanksgiving. We loved exploring this ares. My kids (5,7,9) really enjoyed doing Jr. Ranger activities and imagining themselves living on these homesteads. Visiting ...  more »
  • Cades Cove has an 11 mile loop you can drive through making stops along the way to view the mountains, scenery, and wildlife. It has multiple spots to pull over, old churches, buildings, rivers etc......  more »