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It is a dead-end. lol

Nice place to go poke around in out of the sun, and at no change. beautiful ride to get there... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2015
Pickens, South Carolina
A little spooky but still fun

Unsure what exactly to expect, we decided to check out the Road to Nowhere on our recent trip to... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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 30 July 2015

Nice place to go poke around in out of the sun, and at no change. beautiful ride to get there. Worth the trip........

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Unsure what exactly to expect, we decided to check out the Road to Nowhere on our recent trip to Bryson City. The tunnel itself is maybe a quarter of a mile in length - it's hard to tell. Be sure to read up on the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank cbmay19
Reviewed 11 April 2015

If you're a fan of the Walking Dead or any post-apocalyptic movie, this looks like something straight out of those. Easily accessed by driving through a portion of Bryson City, and there is parking near the tunnel, a short walk will take you through the...More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank WSW64
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Great little road with lots of history, right off Bryson city. Read the history before you go on the road and you will realize why they call it the Road to Nowhere. They also have hiking trails at the end of the road.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

You have to know the history to appreciate this dead end. Otherwise it's is just an unfinished road with a tunnel that drips. I had heard about it all through college but never made it over there. After a long car ride, it was a...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Dakota249
Reviewed 26 December 2014

I agree with others that you really need to read the history on the Road to Nowhere. So interesting! I drove this road on Halloween day. The road just comes to an end and there is a small parking area. You walk about 100 yards...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 5 October 2014

You should read the history behind the road first before driving it, There is alot of history about the area before the dam was built.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank dww1957
Reviewed 30 September 2014

It was a nice crisp walk and the tunnel was very interesting. At the end the road tuns into a trail that connects to one that runs the 33 mile length of the trail.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Karl V
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

There are beautiful views of Fontana Lake on the drive up. This is a popular place for horseback riding so you may want a flashlight for the tunnel. The tunnel is quite dark. We hiked for a bit on the trails beyond the tunnel. Pretty...More

Thank McKerry
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We've heard about the Road to Nowhere for years, but no one would tell us how to get there. Luckily, a little searching online this year, and we found it. It's a beautiful drive into the Park. You will come to a pull off/parking area...More

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