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Beautiful Area

The dam was amazing to see, lots of information around. They were doing some construction, but the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beautiful view

Very cool to see the dam. Beautiful view, interesting information at the visitors center and clean... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greenville, South Carolina
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One may take a cable car ride into the depths of the Fontana Dam.
71 Fontana Rd, Fontana Dam, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC 28733-6105
+1 828-498-2234
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The dam was amazing to see, lots of information around. They were doing some construction, but the workers there stopped what they were doing and gave us some local information. The restrooms were super clean, and the area itself is gorgeous.

Thank lovetravel2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool to see the dam. Beautiful view, interesting information at the visitors center and clean restrooms.

Thank sc40sumthin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Dam is amazingly and be sure to drive down to the bottom to get the full effect of it. The visitors center had some good information

Thank Maznblue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built between 1942 and 1945, Fontana Dam is the largest of the thirty plus dams on the Tennessee River built during the early days of WWII. This is the tallest dam east of the Rockies and well worth your time to visit. Producing a peak...More

Thank Rod K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views, but boy is it high up. I'm afraid of heights and about had a panic attack walking across the dam. Good hiking area around the dam as well. They have a gift shop, snacks and bathrooms as well.

Thank Janice Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just out driving and found ourselves in Fontana Dam, NC. Looks like a great place if you like to hike or just get away from the noise. Lots of motorcycles on the curvey mountain roads, so drive alert. The dam was amazing to see and...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Out in the middle of nowhere...however worth the drive. Helpful, knowledgeable staff in the visitors center, nice observation area on the roof. AT crosses the dam as well.

Thank elwoodblues0014
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We visited the Fontana Dam Visitors Centre as we motrocycled around the area. It is a small but well layed out and informative centre. We were surprised by the lower electrical ouput than other dams we have visited but I guess this is a factor...More

Thank Wallace J B
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The view of the Dam is impressive from every angle and you can take some amazing shots from many different spots. I recommend to visit also the visitors center and take a look at the history (and the videos) of the dam.

Thank corradot188
Reviewed 10 August 2018

An engineering marvel . When you first see the dam it is hard to take it all in and realize what it took to build this. There are two viewing areas. Make sure you take the access road that runs to the base of the...More

Thank kissyourdog
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21 July 2018|
Response from Shirra H | Reviewed this property |
If it’s kept in your glove box or elsewhere in your car, nobody’s going to say anything. They don’t search cars.
17 April 2017|
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Response from Mary B | Property representative |
Yes, you park at the Fontana Dam Visitor Center, and the dams is adjacent to that.