Cades Cove Heritage Tours holds grand opening

As one of the most popular destinations in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove attracts more than 2 million visitors each year. The 11-mile loop through the Great Smoky Mountains attracts nearly 800,000 vehicles, which causes traffic congestion and threatens the air quality and experience of visitors. In efforts to improve traffic congestion, and protect the park’s historic character and natural environment, the Cades Cove Heritage Tours will offer the first-ever guided educational shuttle service through Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Please join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening.

Tours made possible by community partners, including local community leaders, Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, National Parks Conservation Association, and the Smoky Mountain Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at 10: 30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at Cades Cove Heritage Tours Depot. The first tours following the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Directions: located next door to the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, between the traffic light and the national park entrance on state Highway 73 in Townsend.

Cades Cove Heritage Tours is a private non-profit that seeks to provide a superior visitor experience that allows visitors to protect the natural and cultural resource of Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more information, visit:

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