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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 2 weeks ago
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Was expecting more

For some reason I thought there was more to it, but it's just a tunnel ruined by graffiti. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Lakeview Drive, Swain County, Bryson City, NC
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We visited Bryson City over the weekend for a train ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. We came in the day before our train ride and drove around the quaint little town of Bryson City. While driving around we noticed signs for the Road...More

3  Thank terrec
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

While this is a nice quiet drive through the woods there are a zillion nice drives in these mountains with a purpose. We wasted our time so I am reviewing this so you won't waste yours. Your welcome!

5  Thank Bruce S
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All reviews beautiful drive bring a flashlight covered in graffiti road ends pot holes hiking trails horse poop a small parking lot nice trail great hiking pretty drive interesting history fontana lake national park take pictures hike government
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank diztraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For some reason I thought there was more to it, but it's just a tunnel ruined by graffiti. Nothing to see once you walk through it

Thank Maznblue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really no big deal go there once and forget about it, mostly a tourist stop and maybe hike the trails

Thank dewidt99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit Bryson City, then view the Tunnel to Nowhere, which has historical significance to the Fontana Dam Project.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been wanting to see since I first read about it. Finally got the chance. It was a nice drive fro Bryson City. The walk is mostly easy except part of is slightly uphill and not the easiest for someone that has mobility issues. Path is...More

2  Thank OBXKate
Reviewed 3 October 2018

My daughter and I hiked through the tunnel and did a short trail hike. There are several longer trails as well. Be aware of your surroundings, though. Snakes and other critters are definitely along the trails. Additionally, there are a couple of pull-off spots on...More

2  Thank Family_Travelers0
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We did this as our last hurray before leaving the city of Bryson and was totally happy that we did. Crossing the tunnel gave me an early feeling halfway through the tunnel because it was pitch black :-). The echo sound when you talk vibrates...More

2  Thank des2babes
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Great place to hike with a few different trails to choose from. The road ends just before the tunnel and there is a small parking lot. It was full and we had to park in the grass which was not a problem.

1  Thank ishouldbediving
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We decided to travel to the tunnel for a quick adventure. We planned to walk through the tunnel, climb on top take a few pictures & be on our way. It was very dark in the tunnel. Definitely needed a flashlight to walk through. There...More

5  Thank MedlinFamily
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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
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