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Address: US Route 129- Deal's Gap, Robbinsville, NC
Phone Number: 800-768-7129
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The dragon

It is a very nice ride, and you must pay attention to it. If you want to view the scenery use a helmet cam and watch it later. The weekends can be very busy there. It is a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Mike T
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Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It is a very nice ride, and you must pay attention to it. If you want to view the scenery use a helmet cam and watch it later. The weekends can be very busy there. It is a lot of curves that keep you on your toes. Ride it and then travel the roads around that whole area.

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Covington, Georgia
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111 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Tail of the Dragon is 138 serious curves with many hairpin curves in 11 miles All I can say is it's a fantastic experience. It used to be a lot better before it got famous, Now we only go on the weekdays the weekends are waaay too crowded and there's much more LE on the weekends and holidays. There are... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

No Warning!!!!!!!!To be honest if you are in a passenger car and setting in the back seat like my 18 year old daughter was it will be a terrible experience. My wife and I thought it was interesting fun at first but later we found out the 11 mile stretch of this 129 hwy had like 318 sharp curves in... More 

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Houston, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was incredible! not only did we make the ride once, but we rode it twice, on the Harleys. they surprised us with post along side the road, with photographers set up to take your photo's, as you passed by. You have the option to stop and shop, eat and/or drink, along with taking pictures with the Dragon!! FUN, FUN,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

318 turns in 11 miles of road. A much better place to visit on a weekday. The young kids tend to ruin the ride on the weekends. Ride your own ride. Take your time and stay on your side of the road.

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Miami, Florida
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179 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

318 curves in 11 miles. This is very popular with motor cycle and sports car people. When in Fontana Dam, we have to drive it to visit friends in Tennessee.

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Robbinsville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

stay off this road it is like a road rally motorcycles are over the yellow line trying to go as fast as they can in the curves and can't stay in there lane 2 or 3 people are killed on this road every year . if you don't drive as fast as the others they ride your bumper until you... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The drive is definitely an interesting ride. The curves are no joke! If you get motion sickness this may not agree with you. We came from the north and there is no real indication that you are entering "the Tail of the Dragon" except the fact that there are dangerous curves ahead. Entering from the south there is a restaurant/gas... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This chunk of road must have a million reviews but from a FIRST timer, this place is awesome. Please drive under control. I had a car cross the centerline on me and if I hadn't been hugging the fog line I would have gotten pasted. The souvenir places at the bottom are fun. You need to run this road both... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It doesn't matter what type of vehicle you choose, this drive is incredible. I've driven it from everything from a 350Z to a Chevy Suburban, and it's legitimately a challenge to maintain the speed limit of 30 MPH through every single corner. The scenery is amazing as well-from the overlook of Calderwood Dam to wildlife (I've seen a mother bear... More 

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Additional Information about Tail of the Dragon

Address: Address: US Route 129- Deal's Gap, Robbinsville, NC
Phone Number: 800-768-7129
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Robbinsville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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