Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.4
#1 of 145 in Nature 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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  • Our family loves going to Cades Cove each time we visit the area. Wish we could have seen more wildlife, but the views more than made up for it!  more »
  • Beautiful, that's all I can say. Breath takingly beautiful. We enjoyed the freah air amd views from look out points tremendously.  more »
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  • Don't miss this place if you're in Tennessee if you like history or beauty. A Must See
  • So pretty

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