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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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very small visitor center but very nice employees

I stopped in here so the wife could us the bathroom and I went into the Visitor's Center. The... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Steve C
Gorham, Maine
Old farm with a nice gift shop

The visitor center is half way down the Cades cove loop. The visitor center has ample parking. The... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Arlington, VA
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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 good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
+1 865-436-7318

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I stopped in here so the wife could us the bathroom and I went into the Visitor's Center. The young lady who was at the register was very nice and helpful. She gave me some paper to get the passport stamp as my wife collects...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The visitor center is half way down the Cades cove loop. The visitor center has ample parking. The visitor center has a nice small gift shop as well as a nice old farm. Before the farm is a a beautiful shady area with benches in...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Be sure to take the time to walk around and see the water powered grist mill. You can go inside and see how they grind corn into flour. A volunteer will answer your questions and explain how the corn is ground. There is a nice...More

Thank Calef71
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The Cades Cove Visitor Center (very rustic to blend in with the surroundings) and Cable Mill Historic Area are located midway around the 11-mile one way Cades Cove Road. It is a good place to stop. The visitor center has restrooms and a gift shop....More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited Cade's Cove on a Saturday morning when the park was closed for motorist. We biked the park. We took our mountain bikes, but you can rent bikes there. The park is 11 miles, mostly flat with a couple hills, all paved. You can...More

Thank fringezone
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I would not have been able to hike in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, but this driving tour was wonderful. Plan several hours to see all of the buildings and animals. It took us nearly 3 hours. We saw wild turkeys, two bucks a...More

Thank Lucille M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place stop and look in the gift shop and walk around after riding around the cove looking at wildlife

Thank dolphinladytn64
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

My two kids really enjoyed their junior ranger activities here. Due to our single-day trip, in order to obtain their badge we had to purchase a booklet rather than complete the free one (which would have required more extensive activities). The only reason it's not...More

Thank Delia A
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the stop at Cades Cove Visitor Center! There's a number of historic buildings on site within a short distance from the main gift shoppe & restrooms. The grist mill was our favorite - you could see the process of grinding corn & wheat &...More

Thank kaylabeane
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a stopping place with a Mill and cabins. There is a gift shop in the Visitor Center. Nice to stop at for a break in bike riding!

Thank meshular1
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14 November 2016|
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Response from Randpx2 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a lot of parking space
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
5 August 2015|
Response from Tullia2 |
Yes. There is parking available at the front of the loop. Maybe about 20 spaces.