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Address: US Route 129- Deal's Gap, Robbinsville, NC
Phone Number: 800-768-7129
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Fun ride if you love curves!

Driving this road was a destination for us. It lives up to its reputation but two things surprised us. One was the extreme dips and pitches to the corners and the other was that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Fossr50
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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Driving this road was a destination for us. It lives up to its reputation but two things surprised us. One was the extreme dips and pitches to the corners and the other was that the curves were not really switchbacks. If you've traveled Needles Highway in South Dakota it's much worse if this respect. The scenery is great if you... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit for anything with a sports car. Even if you don't have a sports car it is a blast. I didn't count all the curves but I'm sure 381 in 11 miles isn't an exaggeration. It was a blast. I only wish we had driven it with out corvette but maybe next time. Just not enough... More 

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Oak Ridge, TN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you tend towards motion sickness, don't do it. Many bikers take this road at unsafe speeds, and i always see an ambulance, a crowd looking over the side where someone went over, or the wreckage of a previous event. It is a lovely, curvy ride, but be aware that motion sickness is legitimate, particularly for this ride.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I love driving on The Tail of The Dragon. What a rush. There is like 318 curves in 11 miles. There is also several pull offs so you can watch the daredevils fly around the corners. This is another one of our favorite drives and a must every trip.

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Stuart, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful winding mountain road. Bunch of crazy people and lots of fun. Amazing on a motorcycle but also fun in a car as well.

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Efland, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My title refers to the road, NOT how to prepare for this ride. 318 curves in 11 miles, and many of them are hairpin curves. Unless you are a race driver, you will likely get passed by a sport bike at a high rate of speed at some point on your journey. I love this road, but it is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If u r a rider a motorcycle rider that is...this 318 curve ride will put u in ecstasy pure beauty...but b very careful as the curves can throw u a loop like a curved woman can....please visit....if u do email me at coy.allen.campbell@gmail.com and let me know how u like it

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Robbinsville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Drove this scenic drive in a 2012 Nissan Titan. What a beautiful road and fun experience! Will come back one day in a sports car or on a motorcycle.

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Pace, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Being able to take a motorcycle vacation is a lucky break for me. So picking the best place to go is crucial. This is one of the greatest rides. It is technical enough to interest sport bike riders but if you don't mind waving some by it can be full of enjoyment for slower riders as well. What a beautiful... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Gladly, TN has finally done what NC did years ago.... Banned trucks over 30 in length on this road! To the moron who was complaining about Killboy taking pictures of semi trucks and posting pictures... How about instead of speed cameras every mile, they had set up video of the entire route and issued tickets to truckers for every instance... More 

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