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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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A scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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The tunnel

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
ArthiRaga
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North Carolina
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Galloway, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Tennessee
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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 

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Thank Goldrushjunkie
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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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 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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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 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Pretty cool thing to do, especially if you never been around tunnels much. Only down fall, the graffiti all over the walls. Aside from that it was really nice. Next time would like to spend some time hiking the trails and going down to the lake.

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This road out of Bryson City, NC ends at an abandoned tunnel. Thus, it's title : Road to Nowhere. You can walk through the tunnel, but remember a flashlight. It can get dark in the middle & footing can be treacherous. What's cool is at the end of the tunnel begins the Goldmine Loop hiking trail. 3.1 miles round trip.... More 

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