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Tail of the Dragon

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Address: US Route 129- Deal's Gap, Robbinsville, NC
Phone Number: 800-768-7129
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Can't wait to do it again.

Great ride! Scenic, exciting, thrilling, beautiful, curvy and more curvy! I'm on the back of my husband's motorcycle so may be I see more than most who are keeping their eye on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great ride! Scenic, exciting, thrilling, beautiful, curvy and more curvy! I'm on the back of my husband's motorcycle so may be I see more than most who are keeping their eye on the road. This was a gorgeous ride. We did it a couple of times in 3 days and can't wait to do it again.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You have to try it at least once. We have done it many times, but we do not bring our dogs any more, as they throw up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to ride your motorcycle very curvy but so worth the ride not only for the curves but the scenery as well.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not for the beginner - this is a great ride! A must-do for the motorcycle rider. I recommend going early in the day before all the sports cars arrive but not so early that the roads are wet with dew. It was everything I expected and has been checked off the bucket list...although I'd do it again in a heartbeat!... More 

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Homer City, Pennsylvania, United States
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Riding the tail of the dragon takes about 20-30 minutes, be careful but enjoy every curve. Stop for excellent BBQ Pork sandwich and to browse the shops. Don't forget to smile for the cameras! While there be sure to ride the Moonshiner, Hellbenders Hwy, and Cherohola Skyway.

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Johnson City
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Well marketed but really not any more exciting than the other 100 or so mountain roads in the area. Better riding during the week when the crotch rocket organ donors aren't on the road.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After all the hype about this section of road we were expecting something out of the ordinary but to be honest there are better ones in the Uk, France, Italy, Austria. But saying that there are better routes around about the area for riding... The shops and the cafe and large area for the bikers is extremely good let's say... More 

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Hoschton, Georgia
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We traveled this in an SUV because it was the shortest route to Cades Cove in the Smokies from Tapoco, NC. Fun for the bikers with all its curves but you were mostly in a the woods with only one spot with a view. Lots of photographers along the way. Most folks travel North to South but we went in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I absolutely loved the curvy roads and spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Fortunately, someone else was driving but it was great fun, gladly do it again. Loved the Tail of the Dragon road side stop also.

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Vergennes, Vermont
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Fun little drive through the mountains. There were a lot of photographers a long the way with photos online of your sweet ride

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