Cades Cove Things to Do

Cades Cove Heritage Tours
Cades Cove Tour Guides

Updated 3/2024: Cades Cove Heritage Tours offers private and public tours of beautiful Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since you aren’t the person driving, you can forget watching the road and watch for wildlife, enjoy the scenery and learn about the history and people of this beautiful land. Tours are family friendly and affordable! In addition to heritage tours, several additional guided tours and easy hikes are scheduled throughout the year.

Cades Cove Heritage Tours – Public | 9:30 a.m.
Tours Begin April 2024
$29-$42 per Person

Cades Cove Heritage Tours – Private | 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Advance reservations required.

National Park Tour with Guest Host Sam Venable | October, 2024
Advance reservations required. Noted humorist, naturalist, and writer, Sam Venable, will lead fall tours to Newfound Gap, Sugarlands, Elkmont, and other areas inside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
$75 per Person

Elk Tour with Warren Bielenberg | September, 2024
Advance reservations required. Let’s go elk bugling! Come join us as we take a bus across the mountain to the Oconaluftee/Cherokee area of North Carolina to see and hear the male elks announcing mating season with their signature bugle sounds.
$75 per Person

Purchase tickets online or call (865) 448-8838. See all 2024 events offered at Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.