Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.5
#1 of 148 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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  • My wife and I go here once every few weeks. We live close by and love it. Great place to unwind and take hikes or bike rides.  more »
  • We made the drive about 9:00 in the morning. Fabulous views of the mountains. We did not see bears this time, but have in the past. WE did see white tail deer and lots of turkeys. We stopped at the ch...  more »
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  • This was a really cool look back in time. The Smokey Mountains surround you and make you feel like this was a great place to settle long ago. The drive in through the National Forest was breath taking.
  • Absolutely love it! Its one of the most beautiful places that I've ever been. Helps you reconnect with God & nature.

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