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The Tunnel To Nowhere

Lakeview Drive, Swain County, Bryson City, NC
+1 800-867-9246
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Road to Nowhere ~ Tunnel to Nowhere

The Road to Nowhere... Tunnel to Nowhere. It was a fun stop. This is a nice walk and it would be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
menbx5
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United States
Senic trip

Just a senic trip to a dead end. It ends at the tunnel then you turn around and go back to Bryson... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John W
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Lakeview Drive, Swain County, Bryson City, NC
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"bring a flashlight"
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"beautiful drive"
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"covered in graffiti"
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"pot holes"
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"great hiking"
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"hiking trails"
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"paved road"
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"nice trail"
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"pretty drive"
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"interesting history"
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"worth a visit"
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"photo ops"
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Reviewed 2 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a senic trip to a dead end. It ends at the tunnel then you turn around and go back to Bryson City.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit the Tunnel to Nowhere when we come to the NC. It's creepy to walk through the dark tunnel. I'd bring a flashlight or use your phone just to see exactly what you're walking on. There are trails on the other side that...More

2  Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everybody shoul go there at least once in a lifetime.A story of our "geat government breaking a promise to the people of Western NC over an endangered animal.

Thank sfrier
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A highly promoted failed road project. The history is interesting, the trip to see it was about the least interesting part of our trip to the area.

Thank Randy W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice drive to the tunnel. About 1 mile round trip of walking from parking atea. Good for young kids n dogs..no dogs allowed on trials per smoky mountain parks...but horses yes..cool reading about history of tunnel on internet .. disappointed that there was no official...More

Thank William H. S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short drive, short walk to tunnel. Been to Bryson many times and finally got around to checking this out. This can be just a very brief visit to the tunnel or a long hiking adventure. We went on the 4th to just see the tunnel....More

Thank bluff12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ride and views, however, the road had a few pot holes. Flashlights are a must or u may step in mud puddles or horse poop. Very heartbreaking to see and know that this was a broken promise to people who had to give up...More

Thank CarolinaBeachGirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice drive and enjoyed ourselves....nothing to see but history...interesting and of course a nice part of the Appalachian Trail....wish we where younger to hike the area

Thank robertcR254ED
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I came here today. The drive is really nice. The road has some pot holes. The overlook is breathtaking with the river below and all the beautiful mountains. The tunnel itself is dark and a little scary. It kinda reminds me of...More

Thank Misty E
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VisitorJohn
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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aufantastic
7 September 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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