Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#1 of 107 in Wildlife in Tennessee
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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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  • Cades Cove is definitely a must see. We got to see the bears which made it worth it the drive. I suggest getting the tour booklet for 1.00. Beautiful "flat land" and alot history which is talked... 
    Cades Cove is definitely a must see. We got to see the bears which made it worth it the drive. I suggest getting the tour booklet for 1.00. Beautiful "flat land" and alot history which is talked...  more »
  • Great route through the foothills of the Smokies. It's one way, so plan on a slow trip as people stop to photograph wildlife. We go every time we visit the Smokies. It wouldn't be a trip without... 
    Great route through the foothills of the Smokies. It's one way, so plan on a slow trip as people stop to photograph wildlife. We go every time we visit the Smokies. It wouldn't be a trip without...  more »
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  • Many indicate saw wildlife which we did not on our trip
  • Seen a total of 6 bears 5 adult 1 cub

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