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“Relaxing Ride ”

Cades Cove Heritage Tours
Ranked #6 of 7 Tours in Townsend
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Bristol, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing Ride ”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We always visit Cade's Cove on our trips to Pigeon Forge. We love riding around the loop and looking for bears. We spotted 2 today. We took a picnic lunch and ate before we rode the loop. The old buildings half way through are always nice to look at and a great picture opportunity. Make sure you stop by the store when you're finished for some awesome soft serve ice cream!

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Johns Creek, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fun for the family”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

We visited over spring break with our kids ages 8, 10, and 12. All three liked going through the old buildings.
Pros: nice views, nice drive, neat buildings.
Cons: not enough living history. The mill was working and there were a couple rangers taking, but no blacksmith, etc...
Recommendations: it's a long drive. Pack a lunch and plan on picnicking up there. Don't forget to fill up with gas first! We almost ran out. Plan on spending 3 hours.

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Birmingham
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Really interesting”
Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

Had a look at the way of life for some many years ago. Followed the auto trail and saw some amazing mountain views and wildlife. The mill is very interesting, and the old houses are so good, I took some pics and made them sepia tone, look more authentic now! If you're lucky enough to get a sunny day the views are out of this world, didn't get to see a bear as it wasn't warm enough, but the deer are plentiful. A great day, en route try to stop off at Riverstone family restaurant a few miles away.

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Maryville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

My sister came for a visit from Ohio. Although it was too early to see the colors we had hoped for, it was a very enjoyable tour. It was a chilly, rainy day; but our driver, Warren, was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. All the information he told us about the history of the Cove was so interesting and impressive. He knew so many facts and dates. It really enhanced our tour. Probably the best value you will get in the National Park area.

Visited October 2012
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Peace Valley
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The only way to go!!!”
Reviewed 26 September 2012

What a great way to experience the Cove & hear the history of the area...comfortable, new bus, very inexpensive, great tour guide...We spent about an hour at the Heritage Center Museum and then went on the tour...We always try to take guided tours because the driver misses out while watching the road and we learn much more about the area from the guide..This tour is one of the best we have taken & the value we received for the price was amazing!!

Visited September 2012
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