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The Tunnel To Nowhere

Lakeview Drive, Swain County, Bryson City, NC
+1 800-867-9246
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The drive there is very nice. The trails on the other end appear to be nice, although we didn't... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
James H
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Cincinnati, Ohio
A unique, easy experience

Well worth the time to take a 20 minute ride from Bryson to see this. The walk is easy enough for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe58156
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Lakeview Drive, Swain County, Bryson City, NC
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"beautiful drive"
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"covered in graffiti"
in 3 reviews
"bring a flashlight"
in 3 reviews
"pot holes"
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"hiking trails"
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"great hike"
in 2 reviews
"paved road"
in 2 reviews
"nice trail"
in 2 reviews
"pretty drive"
in 2 reviews
"interesting history"
in 2 reviews
"fontana lake"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"take pictures"
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"government"
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"spooky"
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"horses"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The drive there is very nice. The trails on the other end appear to be nice, although we didn't have time to take them. The tunnel is a tunnel. But it takes on more meaning and is an interesting side trip if you read the...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the time to take a 20 minute ride from Bryson to see this. The walk is easy enough for people of all kinds of abilities. (And it’s all free). There’s also a nice view of Fontana Lake from one of the overlooks en...More

Thank Joe58156
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You should research the history of the attraction before you go. It is worth seeing and a beautiful location. Cool pictures can be made here.

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Bryson and go hiking there from time to time. Bring a flashlight or headlamp to avoid the horse patties. Just so much here to do it's an endless paradise. If your super adventurous and an experienced hiker you can hike to the...More

Thank Gardner S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful drive to get there. I was with children and it was just spooky enough to excite them without really scaring them. There were excellent hiking trails on the other side of the tunnel. I look forward to retuning and hiking those!

Thank flygirl64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history is sad but the end result is better. Bryson City finally got its 52 Million for a debt that was never paid. The drive is nice and the hike is great!

Thank CWHLIVE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tunnel to Nowhere is minutes away from Bryson City. It has an interesting story but it isn't impressive in person. The tunnel itself is filled with graffiti. It is very long and you should use the light on your phone so you can watch...More

1  Thank partyoffivefla
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hiking Deep Creek and lunch in Bryson City, we drove out a short distance to "The Road to Nowhere". My family with teenagers had a lot of questions about it, so be sure to read up on why the road was build and then...More

1  Thank dyweena
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bring kids to this easy but cool hike right outside Bryson City. They’ll love the kind of spooky echoing tunnel you walk through at the beginning of the hike. Then continue as long as you wish on a trail thru some beautiful woods, even getting...More

Thank lindalee m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Road to Nowhere... Tunnel to Nowhere. It was a fun stop. This is a nice walk and it would be fun with children of all ages. The tunnel has the possibility of some nice photo opportunities. Enjoyable.

1  Thank menbx5
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VisitorJohn
June 3, 2018|
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Response from VisitorJohn | Reviewed this property |
Strange, I answered this here, and then another mail came to me soon after, and here it is, blank again. What you should see in the photo I describe is the front of the tunnel, dimly lit at night from when I walked up with... More
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aufantastic
September 6, 2017|
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Response from Vanessa A | Reviewed this property |
There was a town back there and they started the road but then war hit and they had to stop construction but never started it again ended up paying the town's people a settlement and give them a free ferry ride to visit... More
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