One of our nation's most visited natural areas, historic Cades Cove is considered an "open air museum" of pioneer life in the nineteenth century. In the 1920's, the land was purchased for the national park. Since then Cades Cove has preserved history as one of nature's most tranquil, serene and breathtaking attractions.
The cove is home to a fully operational grist mill with a working water wheel, historic structures from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, 1,500 kinds of flowering plants and more than 500 black bears. Surrounded by history and natural beauty, you'll understand why it's one of the most photographed areas in the United States. [More]