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Tail of the Dragon

Address: US Route 129- Deal's Gap, Robbinsville, NC
Phone Number: 800-768-7129
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Type: Off road & ATV trails, Landmarks & points of interest, Scenic drives, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Off road & ATV trails, Landmarks & points of interest, Scenic drives, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Robbinsville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were right over the line in Tenneessee having my motorcycle "triked out" by Trigg Trikes (also highly recommended). In order to get back to the place we were staying we had to come over the Tail of the Dragon. WOW!!! What an experience for a new rider! I probably took the record for the slowest trip over the dragon,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

"Surviving the Dragon" is certainly bragging rights. Just be sure you know what you're in for. We live in Knoxville; and it's the shortest route over to our favorite place to stay, the Historic Tapoco Lodge. Just be ready for the curves and take them easy. Then, stop off at the end of the dragon at Tapoco for a fun... More 

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Bristow, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The roads are smooth and offer more than enough excitement. The town treats the riders well and the amenities are everything you need without being too over crowded or touristy.

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Nancy J, Owner at Tail of the Dragon, responded to this review

Thank you, come see us at the Big Metal Dragon the next time you visit. More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

this stretch of road isn't just for bikes. It's a flat out kick to drive in a sports car. The bikers seem to appreciate and share the road well with sports cars. The only real bike issue is the occasional over-zealous knee-dragger. The tree of shame on the NC side attests to that. This is no place to take your... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There are many great places to ride in North Carolina and Tennessee area, this one is the most famous and probably most heavily traveled. This trip can be very dangerous, but not for the reasons you might think. The most dangerous parts of traveling this road are the other motorcycles passing people at high rates of speed around blind corners... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I wanted to run the Dragon for quite some time and finally got a car that it would be fun in. I heard all of the rumors so I got there very early and ran it hard a couple of times. I did have one close call with a motorcycle moving in the opposite direction but otherwise it was everything... More 

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Seaford,DE
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Did this ride 2 different times with a Gold Wing. All sorts of bikers do this ride, great to meet the riders at the N.C. side. Also a nice ride to Cherokee and Maggie Valley. You can ride to or from that area by way of the B. R. Parkway. And to or from Cherokee thru the Great Smoky Mts.... More 

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