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Oasis in a full afternoon's drive

From the main road it is 24 miles to this Oasis. You could stop first and then do the 11 mile... read more

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Merrimac, Wisconsin
More Than Just a Rest Stop

This is the only place you can stop for a toilet along the whole route. There is a separate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Inside the national park. Seasonal ranger-led programs. Indoor and outdoor exhibits of Southern Mountain life and culture. Includes Cable Mill, a grist mill which operates spring through fall, the Becky Cable house, and other historic structures...more
1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
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Reviewed today

From the main road it is 24 miles to this Oasis. You could stop first and then do the 11 mile Cades Cove loop or visit after the loop. Either way it is a great stop. Helpful people, nice souvenirs from t-shirts to great books....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only place you can stop for a toilet along the whole route. There is a separate building for the toilets. Visitor's Center is small and packed with people but filled with all of the typical souvenirs you may want. The grounds have...More

Thank TravelingShanti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place!! It’s just one big loop but you can take a long or short of time as you please. Plenty of places to stop and hike, old home sites to wander around, and if your lucky like we was you’ll get to...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting in Townsend for four days last week and drove the Cades Cove Loop road two times. Did not see any bears but did view several groups of wild turkeys and saw two deer (a mother and her fawn). Because this is a...More

Thank joy12Blairsville_GA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Facilities were overrun during our visit. The bathrooms were dirty and in dire need of cleaning. Parking is hard. The small gift shop is very busy. The restored buildings are ok but have people all over them. This was in foliage season October.

Thank M S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We stopped here to gain information for our driving tour of Cades Cove. We also got our National Parks Passport stamped here. We spent a few minutes walking around the area and reading about what we would see on our driving tour. We even purchased...More

Thank wetravelalot007
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We went up to cades cove just to pretty much drive the loop and ended up stopping at several spots along the way including the Visitor Center. It was a wonderful day! We will be doing it again. Close to nature is always a good...More

Thank AdamLupien73
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The trip is a timeline of early settlers in the mountains. There are no glass enclosed cabins, you walk right in. The churches even have a piano that people can play and there are no Rangers with a rule book. Common sense says "don't hurt...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love to visit even if it's just to drive through. Always love to see the wildlife and enjoy the peacefulness

Thank dasc1971
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Left our RV site in Pigeon Forge about 8am this morning headed for Cades Cove. We went in the back way, route 321, through the town of Townsend. Drove the Cades Cove Loop, stopped at the visitor center and took in all the old buildings...More

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12 April 2018|
Response from Janet W |
Yes....check at all the visitor centers... Sugarland Visitor Center near Gatlinburg Cades Cove Visitor Center Clingmans Dome Visitor Center Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee This site will not allow links, so do a... More
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Response from Randpx2 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a lot of parking space