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Cades Cove Visitor Center

1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
+1 865-436-7318
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Best stop in the loop

Small gift shop and bathrooms are nice, but the historical buildings are wonderful. Especially... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stones2125
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Dayton, Ohio
Lovely center

We really enjoyed our visit here, the shop is nice. The buildings really show you how precarious... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sunshine49046
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canton, michigan
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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. Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
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+1 865-436-7318

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small gift shop and bathrooms are nice, but the historical buildings are wonderful. Especially loved the working grist mill.

Thank stones2125
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here, the shop is nice. The buildings really show you how precarious life was in the cove...they really worked hard.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cades Coves Visitor Center and store has unique gifts and souvenirs. Some of items are only to be found at this store. The visitor center is very cozy and quaint, it is always very busy. You could buy water , snacks and use the...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

You will find souvenirs and maps of the area (for sale), along with water and restrooms outside of the Visitor Center. You will also find information on the walls explaining the surrounds. There is no food for sale at the Visitor Center or in the...More

Thank Seabee-Officer-11
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This center is very small and quite busy. There were many cars on the drive to Cades Cove so the center, gift shop and bathrooms were packed. Information available from the rangers.

Thank Cheryl P
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This lovely little visitors center in Cades Cove, was smaller than all the others, but it is my favorite! This being my first time visiting the mountains, we stopped at a couple others that had more to pick from but this one was the best,...More

Thank Charlotte C
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The visitor center was a welcome stop after driving thru Cade’s Cove. It was quite packed for the off season. The historic buildings were interesting and I would have loved more sign info. It also would have been interesting to see the inside of the...More

Thank cindyannsmith
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

A great place for a bathroom break while in Cades cove. Also and this small visitor center is very informative.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is a great visitor center halfway though the Loop Road. Right at the Visitor Center is plenty of parking, bathrooms, and many historic buildings to walk around. The center is not as large as the other two, but the rangers are just as knowledgeable....More

Thank mckayj93
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

In the Smokies is Cade’s Cove. The small visitors center is packed with loads of information. The loop road is the highlight. Winding 11 miles through the Cove, the loop road makes every building, house, church or barn, easily accessible to visitors. We have been...More

Thank James E
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TheScubaLyons
12 April 2018|
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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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kjthomas0103
14 November 2016|
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Response from Randpx2 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a lot of parking space
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MariefromGeorgia
3 October 2016|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Marie, there are no waterfalls in Cades Cove. It is the watershed area for Abrams Creek and it is a medium level difficulty hike to get back to Abrams Falls. It is the equivalent of 14 flights of stairs, each way. You have... More
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