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Cool tunnel in park

This is a neat stop. It is a road/tunnel that was never finished. It is in the GSMNP and makes for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boone, North Carolina
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The Scenic Drive Is Gorgeous

While in the area I decided to check it out and noticed there were some hiking trails too. The... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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A scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I found this road an interesting drive. I would not go out of your way, but if you are close-by it's something to see. The road windes back through the mountains a few miles and then just dead-ends into an unfinished tunnel...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 4937rm
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're like me and love creepy stuff, this is definitely a worthwhile stop! It really doesn't take super long to explore it, especially if you stick strictly to the tunnel/road and don't do the trails (although I would like to do the trails if...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TropicalDreams97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family friendly place it's a short walk from the parking area all paved and level. The tunnel can be a little scary for little ones so bring a flash light. Theres a loop trail and several side trails. We took one down...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bobbyb983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a neat stop. It is a road/tunnel that was never finished. It is in the GSMNP and makes for a nice walk. Not hard.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank klamborj
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Found out about this from another tourist and decided to check it out. Like the other reviews..don’t follow GPS! We went back in town and followed the signs. There is some vulgarity in the tunnel as far as graffiti is concerned. Still overall pretty neat....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa A
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This short drive had one of the best views I’ve seen in the Smoky Mountain National Park. You can see Lake Fontana & it looks like a postcard.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DawhnC
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I had heard about this for years and finally experienced it. The oddest and creepiest experience we’ve had in the GSMNP. If you have young children, there is vulgar graffiti on the walls where you can see light. The rest of the tunnel you’ll need...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chris9835
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

While in the area I decided to check it out and noticed there were some hiking trails too. The scenic drive gives you gorgeous views. Plus point is they have a couple of pull over spots to take photos. Be aware this is an isolated...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hikinggirl70
Reviewed 23 July 2018

It is quiet and again interesting. However there needs to be an information sign. If we hadn't read about the Road to Nowhere we wouldn't of know the history. If you decide to walk all the way through either bring a flash light or turn...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gszewc
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We were leaving Cherokee and decided to take a detour to visit the road to nowhere. I’m very happy we did! Don’t follow gps, use the map on the website. Beautiful overlooks and we loved walking through the dark and long tunnel! We plan to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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28 December 2016|
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Response from akw942 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but even in daytime, the tunnel is very dark. Bring a flashlight!