Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.4
#1 of 102 in Wildlife in Tennessee
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. Plan to visit Cades Cove and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Great Smoky Mountains National Park attractions using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planning app.
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  • We arrived about 15min before it opened. We were already about 20 cars behind the gate. It was a nice relaxing drive with many opportunities to stop and look at buildings from the old settlement...  more »
  • Cades cove is a beautiful spot nestled in the smokey mountain national park. It is free to drive thru and there are trails to walk to old houses or to falls and river off shoots. It is a VERY windy.....  more »
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  • Don't miss this place if you're in Tennessee if you like history or beauty. A Must See
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