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It’s just creepy

This is worth the visit, just be warned that it is little creepy, and really very sad to think that... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Great Acoustics!

Walked through with my fiance, and actually ended up hiking for about two hours! The graffiti... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Augustine, Florida
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Lakeview Drive, Swain County, Bryson City, NC
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All reviews bring a flashlight pot holes beautiful drive covered in graffiti road ends pretty drive great hike interesting history hiking trails horse poop great acoustics mile road a small parking lot nice trail fontana dam photo ops take pictures
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked through with my fiance, and actually ended up hiking for about two hours! The graffiti was... interesting. Nice place to stretch your legs.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 904Native
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the many times I have visited the area, I had never visited the tunnel. The history behind the tunnel is quite interesting. Fall would be the best time because of the leaf color, but be aware that it is cold in the tunnel and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Danny O
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Enjoy the ride to and from the tunnel. There is a nice hiking once you walk through the tunnel. It can be a little corny but it is a must see if in Bryson City.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Delphinus65
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

It's at the end of about a 7 mile stretch of road. Great views on the drive up, a very meandering and leisurely drive. It's quite desolate up there. It does get quite dark in the tunnel and it was very windy through there on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Larie T
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

The tunnel is really cool. We enjoyed making noises for the echos. Make sure you bring a flashlight with you, It is really dark in there. There is a great hike on the other side of the tunnel. It is a wide path that looked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LiloDebbie
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We were in Bryson city on our motorcycle for the peak leaf week. I had heard of the road to nowhere but was not quite sure what to expect. What a cool place, the ride up the mountain is right thru Bryson city and is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Interesting story about how this came to be. Just be careful of the horse doo! Now used as a pass thru, esp with horseback riders.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sylvia W
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This was an awesome find. There was not a lot of people here, the wildlife is abundant on the drive up. It is really neat that this road actually goes nowhere, they built it for 5 miles or so and it just stops. The tunnel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lovetravel2
Reviewed 30 October 2018

hey, everyone has their own views. The drive up here was very scenic, portions of the drive back to Bryson City had some pot-holes, beware. The tunnel was very dark, I had seen a lot of people using their phones as a "flashlight", which really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank diztraveler
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is worth the visit, just be warned that it is little creepy, and really very sad to think that this road really goes no-where. Also very vandalized with graffiti but unless you have a good flashlight you can't see most of it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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3 June 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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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