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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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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. Worth the trip........

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Clemson, South Carolina
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Clemson, South Carolina
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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 history before you go.

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McDonough, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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 tunnel to the dead-end other side. Take a good flash light if you're prone to... More 

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Doral, Florida
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 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.

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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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 good place to get the kids out and walk around. My son was scared of... More 

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Harriman, TN
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

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 to the entrance of the tunnel. I won't lie...the tunnel is kind of creepy. It... More 

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 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.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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 but no views. We encountered very few people while there which was very nice.

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West Long Branch, NJ
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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 on the right (you won't be able to continue by car), and you continue on... More 

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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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