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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
hikinggirl70
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Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Interesting

Ended up here on accident so decided to walk thru the tunnel to explore. It is actually a decent... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
jweith
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A scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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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.

Thank Dawhn C
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

Thank Chris H
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

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

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

1  Thank lindamomof5
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Government spending wasted !!! Story about this road continuing on is just a sad as this neglected tunnel. Ride on paved road is nice but knowing you have to turn around and drive back out, after walking to a disappointing end at the tunnel, makes...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

A very interesting place while visiting Bryson City. The story behind the government and how they do this but end up doing that is a great example of waste. But now we have a great place to walk and see the sights.

Thank trivial_matter
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We visited while in Bryson. The history if you read it is interesting the drive is pretty but as a lover of obscure places this was was just ok. Since horses are allowed on the trails, you had better take a flash light you will...More

Thank Sunsetbum
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We had heard of this place for years and this trip decided to go check it out. We found it difficult to get to. The story was interesting, the tunnel cool but after that the trail was just a trail.

1  Thank Dsarna
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Ended up here on accident so decided to walk thru the tunnel to explore. It is actually a decent place to walk. Saw a good bit of hikers there too. Tunnel has alot of graffiti so be aware. View from the end of the road...More

Thank jweith
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Response from akw942 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but even in daytime, the tunnel is very dark. Bring a flashlight!
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