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Norris Dam State Park

125 Village Green Circle, Rocky Top, TN 37769-5932
865-426-7461
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Rocky Top
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Dams
Description: Norris dam was the first built by the TVA in the late 1930s.
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New Iberia, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is a gorgeous day on the lake. Enjoyed great company with friends. The day was sunny, people jumping into the lake, and boat rides made for water fun.

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Franklin Ohio
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had always saw the Dam from a boat or jet ski but the view from the Dam state park road was nice too. We went to the mill and it was lovely and the sound of the water and creek was very tranquil. We had our dog with us and nice dog friendly.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

When we were passing through the area, we stopped for two nights at Norris Dam. It is near Clinton where we visited the Museum of Appalachia. The bathhouse was clean but well used. Our son loved the trout fishing. We enjoyed the museum of local history in the park as well as the old mill. Camping was reasonable. Other attractions... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The cabin was cozy and clean on the inside. The dark stained wood inside makes it a little TOO dark, it would be nice if the ceilings were lighter in color. The oven in the kitchen is just too annoying to use, it opens up to the other side of the tiny kitchen and you have to get your food... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I needed a little time alone...popped up a tent at Norris dam, hiked a little, biked a little and spent a lot of time together. Was a great place, Lots of fun and was very quiet.

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LaFayette, Georgia
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44 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After a couple of extra stressful weeks me and my wife decided to "hit the road" and take a little "mini-vacation". When I got to looking around at places to go, I ran across Norris Dam State Park, saw the incredibly cheap prices for the "rustic" cabins, looked at the pictures, and decided to book us a cabin for two... More

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The dam was an amazing architectural masterpiece! Check out the river, the museum, and the dam info center! You won't be disappointed!

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Rocky Top, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a nice place to stop if you are driving through TN and pass the Lake City exit. It is about 5 minutes from the interstate, they have a camping, a pool, hiking/walking trails, picnic areas, boat dock, lake, river, Norris Dam, Norris Dam overlook, Grist Mill, Museum, not a lot of driving to see everything. I highly recommend... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great place, friendly people, great activities and a learning experience as well....who knew one could shoot an anvil that high in the air?!

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Duluth, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It's a pretty amazing site seeing the dam. Driving over it is fun. The museum was pretty interesting. Knowing that Lake City has few to none attractions, this was a fun thing to experience.

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