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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC

A scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Amazing place

Beautiful drive to get here with some lake views. Very interesting to read up on it and then go there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Emporia, Virginia
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Emporia, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful drive to get here with some lake views. Very interesting to read up on it and then go there.

Thank mountaingirlatheart3
Ellicott City, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was fun trip since I was staying on the road that led to no where for vacation. It is 15 minute drive through windy and curvy roads. The view on the road overlooking the lake is fantastic. There is a place to stop over and see the view. Parking is at the top by the and it is a... More 

Thank wcyoung
Galloway, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The drive to the 'Road to Nowhere' is very scenic and there are plenty of places to pull off and take photos for us photographers. However once you reach the tunnel it is rather disappointing. It is covered with graffiti, very long dark and creepy even in the day time. I would describe it as the perfect place to rob... More 

Thank TravelAddict1959
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

If you have seen the movie "Spirited Away", this tunnel looks like it. Very nice road and overlook to get there.

1 Thank Fabrice L
North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A 10 minute beautiful drive from Bryson city leads to the Road to Nowhere drive. The drive is awesome and the pull off areas had beautiful views of the vallye and the lake. The tunnel is short but was wet and slippery - so we did not walk inside. There are hikes beyond the tunnel too, but we did not... More 

Thank ArthiRaga
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Road to Nowhere also known as Lake View Drive is a short drive from downtown Bryson City. It's about a 6 mile drive in The Smoky Mountains. There were several pull offs along the way with beautiful views of the mountains. There is a small parking lot towards the end of the road on the right side so you... More 

Thank Goldrushjunkie
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a 10 minute, beautiful scenic drive from Bryson City. From the parking lot to the tunnel is .1 mile. It is a nice flat walk. We enjoyed walking through it but the tunnel has been vandalized over the years with a lot of profanity. It was an experience. We did not venture past the tunnel but a local... More 

Thank Jennifer J
Townsend, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A beautiful six-mile drive into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One should take advantage of every pull off, regardless of what you think you'll see. Take the time, you'll be rewarded with brilliant vistas of mountains and lake. Your drive will end at a small parking area and a barricade through which you can walk to the extreme end... More 

Thank rfbryant
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place. Unfortunately I had trouble finding my way back to the tunnel. Watch the trail signs carefully, or an afternoon hike might turn into a 9 hour, starlight lit adventure, luckily it wasn't very cold, and didn't rain. Cell service poor, but at spots I was able to talk to a ranger who helped guide me back to... More 

1 Thank Brett T
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

There was a Talking Heads song in the mid-80's called "Road to Nowhere." If you like that song here's your opportunity to listen to it as you take a ride on a REAL Road to Nowhere. The Road to Nowhere is technically Lakeview Drive, a road that runs out of Bryson City, North Carolina toward the Great Smoky Mountains National... More 

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