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Dry Falls

Highlands, NC
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Traveler Description: The newly renovated park is terrific - there is access for handicapped viewing of the falls, picnic tables and plenty of parking.  The view of the... more »
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Dry Falls was amazing. great access for parking except when it's full. There are a lot of steps going down, and coming back up takes some work. Overall, it was a most spectacular experience to walk behind the falls. a must see!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a terrific place to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains. We rode our Gold Wing trike here and the scenery getting to the place was fantastic but even it couldn't compare to Dry Falls. It is simply beautiful. Had we not ridden up with friends, we would never have found this place. It is worth seeing. The view of... More

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Great access cracking falls we were on a water fall day and Dry ( you have to be joking ) falls was fantastic .Dead easy to find plenty of parking , and viewing from above is easy. Walk down and WOW you can walk behind them so views from the other side are just as good .A must .

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

lots of stairs but what a majestic view! this was a great pit stop while driving waterfall byway between franklin and highlands NC

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the concrete steps down with landings. Great for us older but young at heart. Plenty places to take great photos even from behind the falls. Plenty water comes down but we made trip 2 days after a fair rain so we could visit smaller falls also.

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Meadowview, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is one of the nicest waterfalls you will visit...and you can even walk behind it. It's located right at the parking area. There are several steps coming back up, but well worth it.

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It had rained the night before and the falls had a lot of water going over. You can walk behind Dry Falls and it was interesting to see all the water in front of you. There are many steps down to the falls but there is a handicap viewing area that gives you a good view of the falls.

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Casselberry, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My husband and I visited quite a few waterfalls in the Land of Waterfalls, North Carolina. Dry Falls was our favorite. It's huge, beautiful and you can walk behind the falls. We got some of our favorite pictures here. A great memory.

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Texarkana, Texas
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I am sure there is a reason, but for the life if me I do not know why they call it Dry Falls. The volume of water coming over the falls was huge. Beautiful and very picturesque. It was especially fun to walk down and under the falls. Beautiful!

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stumbled upon the Dry Falls in Highlands and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. You can walk behind the falls and thats a beauty. We took loads of pics and its a beautiful sight. Its a bit of a walk but really worth it. Loved this attraction :)

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