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Cades Cove Visitor Center

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Address: 1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
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+1 865 436 7318
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Inside the national park. Seasonal ranger-led programs. Indoor and outdoor...

Inside the national park. Seasonal ranger-led programs. Indoor and outdoor exhibits of Southern Mountain life and culture. Includes Cable Mill, a grist mill which operates spring through fall, the Becky Cable house, and other historic structures. Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms.

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Rest Stop on the Loop

This is a nice oasis stop while driving the Cades Cove Loop. Snacks, drinks, trinkets, restrooms. Plenty of parking.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Clearwater, Florida

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice oasis stop while driving the Cades Cove Loop. Snacks, drinks, trinkets, restrooms. Plenty of parking.

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Great Falls, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting Cades Cove. If it wasn't for other visitors being inconsiderate, it would be enjoyable. Our last visit was downright torture. It took us 4 hours to get through because traffic was so backed up. We didn't expect it to take that long, my kids got hungry and cranky. They ended up taking a nap through most of... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fact: Cades Cove is beautiful and everyone should visit. The visitor center not only has all your souvenirs but also has people inside who love what they do and know the history. Don't be afraid to ask them questions about the park or anything else. We had a great time talking with them and sharing our stories.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to get out of the costly tourist area and sight see and take a small hike. The welcome center was large and full of information and the staff was very friendly and helpful with information in the area. With this we had a great day with a day hike and the sights were out of this world

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Cades Cove multiple times. It is usually very busy and slow moving...that gives you more reason to check out the history of the place. There are a number of original buildings that are well worth your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We usually start our trip here and end it there. Beautiful peaceful so much to see. Don't forget to stop at mill great cornmeal.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is an easy ride and a relatively short ride through the mountains so it is great for families - there are stops to make on the way of old homesteads and communities - and it is really beautiful - and we saw bears in the woods - that was the highlight - a mom and two cubs! Great trip... More 

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Resaca, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for some information during our stsy. The attendants. We're very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We rented a UTV and did Cades Cove. It was 106 degrees outside that day. The cove was very pretty and interesting but it was super busy and the traffic was bumper to bumper. We took a little road off the main drag and drove up through the mountain and that was amazing.

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were worried about the horrible fires in the area, but found out that this attraction did not suffer any damage. We surveyed some, closer to our destination, Blackberry Farm, than had been reported, but were relieved that the Cades Cove Visitor Center, did not sustain damage. We have visited Cades Cove in almost every month of the year, but... More 

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