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Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Categories: Valleys, Scenic Drives, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • This is a one lane road around a meadow in Smokey Mt. National Park and once you get on this loop, there is no turning back. There are no restrooms until halfway through the loop. The traffic goes abo...  read more »
  • We recently drove the Cades Cove loop road while visiting Great Smoky Mountains NP. The loop itself is 11 miles of a single lane one-way road, along which you will find several points of interest incl...  read more »
  • Cade's Cove was so beautiful! I think we went at the right time of year when all of the leafs where changing colors! We didn't see a whole lot of animals which was a bummer, but the view was still spe...  read more »
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