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Foothills Parkway

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Address: Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Painted by God's hand!

The drive is approximately 17 miles. The views are stunning at least. There are many places to pull over and take pictures or just stare in awe. There is nowhere to buy water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Okeechobee, Florida
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Okeechobee, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The drive is approximately 17 miles. The views are stunning at least. There are many places to pull over and take pictures or just stare in awe. There is nowhere to buy water, food, or gas so be prepared before you cross the Parkway. We saw numerous deer, wild turkeys, chip monks, etc... The trees are gigantic and the views... More 

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Decatur, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the easy way to get form Townsend to US 129 better known as the Dragon where motorcyclist find the trill of 318 turns in 11 miles.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this road from the Chilowee side back over to Townsend after a long day of riding the railroad and rafting in Bryson City. It was a bit of a drive to get to it from there, but we didn't want to go back over the mountains (our cabin was in Pigeon Forge) the Cherokee route again, so we... More 

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Thank Nathan K
Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving the tail of the dragon , we wondered where the road sign Parkway went. When you are in a corvette there is one way to find out --take it. The drive is beautiful !!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful drive. Starts at Walland and takes you to the Tail of the Dragon. Several places to pull off and see the beautiful views. We can't wait until the missing link--Walland to Wears Valley opens up in 2017.

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this drive. There are lots of places to pull off with breath-taking views to behold. We drove down as far as Look Rock and hiked up to the tower. The view was amazing from there!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views with plenty of pull offs. We used it several times traveling between 129 and 73. Nice road.

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traversed Foothills Parkway on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful scenic drive with several pull off areas for photos. We pulled off at the Look Rock area. There is a nice overlook area with steps and a small viewing area on the parking lot side. If you walk to the end of the sidewalk, there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely ride! Several beautiful mountain views towards the Smokies and lookouts then opposite side looks over the valley towards Knoxville. If entering from Hwy 129 from the south, be aware, road signs not well marked. You may end up in Maryville instead of near Mallard towards Townsend, TN. Nice shortcut to "The Tail of The Dragon" biker trail,... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our GPS took us this way. We had never been through the Foothills Parkway. It was a beautiful ride with beautiful views. It was a great surprise to discover. Loved it.

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