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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
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Fascinating bit of history

Our family is always up for doing something a little offbeat. This fits the bill. When staying in... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
Katy, Texas
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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 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
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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank wilddog-williamh
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank jweith
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Easy to find. We enjoyed the short walking trail. Walking through the tunnel was quite eerie. Do the research on this. It's fasanting.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Stephanie_B1964
Reviewed 10 January 2017

it was a pleasant ride to arrive there.reading about how the 'government' swindrlrd land from people for a uncompleted road.my second time there.showed to a friend thid time.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Lori N
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Our family is always up for doing something a little offbeat. This fits the bill. When staying in Bryson City for a vacation during Thanksgiving a few years ago, we went for a drive. Drove out to see the "Road to Nowhere". It is a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank boncan630
Reviewed 1 November 2016

After taking the trip to the Fontana Dam. We went to the road to nowhere. It's all sad. Most of the people that were promised the road are no longer living. The boat takes them to the old cemetery sites only once a year. Just...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank jaycoTrump
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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!