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Cades Cove Heritage Tours

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Address: 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend, TN 37882-4323
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+1 865-448-8838

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Cades Cove Heritage Tour, hosted by Bill Landry

My wife and I joined a small group on a tour of beautiful Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. The tour was lead by Bill Landry who has preserved much of the the heritage of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom B
Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I joined a small group on a tour of beautiful Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. The tour was lead by Bill Landry who has preserved much of the the heritage of the mountains through his work with the Heartland Series of WBIR TV, Knoxville. Bill kept up a warm narrative of the people and stories... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I did not dislike this trip but I wouldn't recommend it as a must-see either for a family with teenagers. There were a couple stops along the road that we made including an abandoned house and some creeks. It wasn't a major fun experience and I wouldn't do it again but I'm glad that we went at the time we... More 

1 Thank Mackenzie2003
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

It was nice viewing all the surroundings around Cades Cove especially seeing it was free. The view of the mountains were amazing. We would have loved to see some animals but I'm guessing it was still too hot at 4:30. It took us over a hour to get there so I was a little disappointed to not see any animals... More 

1 Thank Nirrokie
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The scenery was pretty cool, but each attraction had at least half a mile walk in, so my little brother and two-year-old nephew couldn't even do the whole thing. The map came in handy, but it was still hard to navigate. The whole one-way road thing was kinda annoying, 'cause we accidentally missed the first stop and almost missed a... More 

Thank Macks T
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

We took this tour today! Our family of 10 had never driven the Cades Cove loop. This was the perfect way to do it. We were able to secure a private small bus for our group. Our tour guide, Mark, used to teach, and he was so perfect for teaching and entertaining our kids, aged 8, 10, 12, and 12... More 

1 Thank MaddieHenny
Greater Cincinnati
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

we decided to take the tour ride through cades cove. It was beautiful and such a nice drive. we stopped to pet the horses which the kids lovedddddd....and well so did I. I loved all the churches and graveyards dating back to 1700 beautiful ride but it does take about all day to drive and see. Traffic jams and stops... More 

1 Thank Jodie P
Centerville, Ohio
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Hard to imagine a more beautiful setting for nature lovers. Saw two bears close up (from the car). You cannot be on a hurry to get through here. It takes time. Worth the trip.

Thank fredperkins55
Townsend, Tennessee
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

My husband and I were lucky enough to be invited for the first tour, before it was ready for the public. We have since taken the tour two more times. The best was when family came to visit from Charleston, SC and we rented a tour bus just for us. It was fantastic, lots of fun and the kids really... More 

Thank Mary K J
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

There is so much to see and do and seeing the history around everything there. It was amazing and a great experience

Thank Kevin P
Florence, AL, United States
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

This was the 2nd time this year that we visited Cade's Cove. This trip was very beneficial in the bear sightings as there were numerous sightings as we drove through. Such a lovely setting for a step back in time!

1 Thank Paula G

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