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Address: US Route 129- Deal's Gap, Robbinsville, NC
Phone Number: 800-768-7129
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We travelled here with our Miata club and had an amazing time! The curvy roads and fall foliage were amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Angela G
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Baton rouge, United States
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Baton rouge, United States
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled here with our Miata club and had an amazing time! The curvy roads and fall foliage were amazing!

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Thank Angela G
Fort Saskatchewan
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152 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the Tail of the Dragon heading from Fontana back to Knoxville. What a fun road. It wasn't so much scenic but fun to drive those tons of turns. There were lots of spots to pull over to allow those driving faster than us by. Before we drove it some had gotten me scared of it but it was... More 

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Thank Albertatraveller2020
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very fun ride. This is a very fun ride but you must be aware of traffic. If you try to ride past your ability or safe speed it may cost you your life. Ride it respectfully and it will be amazing. Avoid high traffic times.

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Thank Dennis H
Rochester, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get car sick or experience motion sickness AVOID THIS ROUTE! If you love to drive or ride this is the place to venture. Lots of turns and beautiful views. Enjoy and stay safe!

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Thank PAvalon14
Massachusetts
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167 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

After visiting the Great Smoky mountain National Park, we took a side trip to the "Tail of the Dagon!" The motorcycles were lined up awaiting their next spin on this eleven mile road of three hundred eighteen curves! I felt somewhat guilty motoring along at breakneck speed of thirty mph. I soon realized i was not taking away from the... More 

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Thank TravelinJoe47
Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

If you are a driving fanatic, this is the place for you! 318 curves in 11 miles and no side entry roads or driveways! Fabulous driving! Don't forget to visit the surrounding lakes and dams as well. Too much fun!

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Thank zeemie83
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Hubby and I conquered this feat on our honeymoon...by accident due to my navigation skills. So glad I made that mistake though. That is truly an experience I won't forget. I have a weak stomach and it was hard on me but it was a blast! Well worth the drive. Hubby had to take the turns 'slow' which was art... More 

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Thank MrsBDean
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My daughter and I traveled here on motorcycle and OMG, let me tell you, not only is the Tail of the Dragon awesome to ride, but the area is very beautiful. We rode it while it was cold and raining and had leaves on the road so we didn't ride to fast, I want to do it again but on... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is the second time we have been to the Tail of the Dragon and we plan on visiting again! The views are amazing and so are the curves.

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Thank Morgan S
Robbinsville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

this is one of the most incredible drives i have taken in a very long time. there are numerous other mountain roads along the Appalachian range, but this one is truly stunning. Treat yourself to a meal at the Tapoco Lodge, and badge your beast with a nice bumper sticker to show the world you survived the Dragon!!!

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