Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#1 of 102 in Wildlife in Tennessee
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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  • I have been here a couple times in two different trips. I will never get tired of coming to Cades Cove. This place is so beautiful. This is how I imagine paradise to be, peaceful and full of...  more »
  • What a little piece of heaven Cades Cove is. My wife and I commented several times on how the rolling green hills, wildflowers, homes, and churches throughout the park reminded us of scenes from...  more »
  • 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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