I'm glad you still go back to seek into it's unknown. We went back into the tunnel and as before, we were plunged into darkness almost immediately. If you want to venture farther, you have to do it by foot.

Just so you know, we are serious in what we do, as in investigating. The Road to Nowhere is a real road in Bryson City that ends at a tunnel inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.If you want to venture farther, you have to do it by foot. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. Thank you! If you don't have an account, sign up, it's free! Visitors to the Biltmore Estate has noticed paranormal activity on the grounds of the estate, including seeing apparitions of George Vanderbilt and his wife, Edith. Well, kinda. The never-used road on the other side of the tunnel. The TVA would buy 44,000 acres and transfer the land to the National Park Service to be added to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. The road ends at a parking area. Before you go, have breakfast and coffee with the locals at Everett Street Diner or at Mountain Perks, both on the way to Nowhere. The hands were light on my sides and I felt he was a dark male entity with a long gray beard possibly I think he worked on the tunnel maybe. Instead, the road still sits hauntingly with a tunnel marking the end. Enter your e-mail address for things to do, restaurants to try and much more! Looking for more of North Carolina’s haunted places? It was fun, beautiful, and we saw turkeys on the drive down! It was intended not only to allow people to make the journey but to provide ongoing access to their ancestral lands and cemeteries. However, there are also some abandoned places that have been left for nature to slowly reclaim. (9/28/2019). There was a bear alert in every park we went to because it is June and July.

Most of the people that were promised the road are no longer living. That man, North Carolina Representative Charles H. Taylor – Chuckie T. to his friends – in 2001 slipped a $16 million appropriation into a Federal Highway administration. We got out of the car and it was march 2009 so it was still cold.

You can access the road by hiking or driving.

The Road to Nowhere remains a popular attraction for visitors to Bryson City with access to hiking trails, including the 33.5 mile Lakeshore Trail, and beautiful views along the way. You’ll find stores full of antiques, artwork and crafts, or you can tour working artists’ studios like Elizabeth Ellison Gallery. The road was started in 1945 out in Bryson City, NC. But don’t mess with the people of Bryson City, North Carolina, or you may catch hands … eventually. This site requires that javascript is enabled. Read more: Meet the Caughrons: The last family to have actually lived in Cades Cove. Every weekday we compile our most wondrous stories and deliver them straight to you. Step two came with the caveat that the residents of the land would have to be relocated. The highest point in Tennessee at 6,643 feet above sea level, Clingmans Dome bears witness to the ravages of one type of insect. The Road to Nowhere is a real road in Bryson City that ends at a tunnel inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Bryson City - Swain County Chamber of Commerce 210 Main Street P.O. The Juney Whank and Indian Creek trails have moderate slopes, while Tom Branch is the closest to the trailhead. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. A little history so you know why I think this stuff happened to me. The quarry was abandoned over 100 years ago, after a massive ammunition explosion ended in tragedy. Of all of these, many agree that the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina is the single most haunted location. You walk a short distance to the tunnel, go through the tunnel (it's actually longer than it seems and Dark so bring a flashlight), then out of the tunnel, another short walk to the end. The road would've gone directly through a burial mound, so the Cherokee Chief along with the residents of the reservation had construction stopped. Sign up for our newsletter and enter to win the second edition of our book. It was a massively successful program and one that carries the legacy of a handful of dark secrets. We decided not to walk through it being we had kids. This project, abandoned nearly 30 years after the dam was finished, became known as the Road to Nowhere, and it’s been pissing the people of Bryson City off for nearly 80 years. We are interested in true stories from readers like you, if you had a real experience related to ghosts, spirits and haunted places, especially if you are a paranormal investigator, psychic or medium yourself, please submit it! The drive is very pretty and there are a few overlooks to stop. Our story starts in 1943.

I am an asthmatic, but my chest has never tightened before, only my bronchial tubes.

If you take the Norton Creek Trail along Lake Fontana, you’ll pass a number of intriguing landmarks, including headstones and deteriorating brick walls. The road stops about a quarter-mile past the tunnel. Consider supporting our work by becoming a member for as little as $5 a month. Like Atlas Obscura and get our latest and greatest stories in your Facebook feed. We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. The scant remains of this flooded historic village can be explored in one of the most remote areas of the Great Smokies. The road sat unfinished for decades, and finally, the U.S. Department of Interior agreed to pay a consolation prize of $52 million to Swain County in lieu of building the road. T here is a national landmark about half an hour from my home called The Road to Nowhere.

After approaching the tunnel, there is a parking lot. Our flashlight, which had worked rather well at the other end of the tunnel sputtered out and died. 828-488-3681. In the meantime on weekends throughout the summer, the National Park Service still ferries groups of Swain County residents across Fontana Lake to visit their old family cemeteries for Decoration Days and family reunions. That suit failed, they paid the final installment in June of 2018 – to the state treasurer’s office, where Swain County gets access to the interest. And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: The Road To Nowhere is a road deep within the Smokies that ends with a tunnel that literally goes....nowhere. Open Since The 1950s, Dig For Treasures At Mason’s Ruby And Sapphire Mine In North Carolina, Step Back In Time When You Chow Down On BBQ At Gary’s BBQ In North Carolina, Chow Down On Hot Dogs, Hand-Patted Burgers, and Cheerwine At Hap’s Grill In North Carolina, You Can Drive Right Up To The Wayah Bald Lookout Tower In North Carolina For Amazing Mountain Views, Most People Have No Idea There’s An Underwater Ghost Town Hiding In North Carolina, The Awesome Hike In North Carolina That Will Take You Straight To An Abandoned Fire Tower, This Amazing Hiking Trail In North Carolina Takes You Through A Haunted Tunnel, One Of America’s Most Haunted Trails Is Right Here In North Carolina And You Won’t Want To Hike It Alone, https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/. You are here: Real Ghost Stories :: Haunted Places :: The Road To Nowhere. I will try to post them when I get them. (9/28/2019), Road leading into the tunnel. To assuage those being displaced, part of the dam deal was to build a road from Bryson City to Deals Gap along a route north of the river. Visit the state today, and you’ll find an assortment of beautifully preserved buildings. From there it’s a short walk to the tunnel, which is about a quarter-mile long—longer than it looks from the outside.

I've never been. It was so different on the unfinished side of the tunnel. Do the research on this. I explained to my friends I was alright once I came too. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. I make mods. Over the next decade, the government presented a range of options to resolve the DOI’s obligation and, in 2010, an agreement was signed to give Swain County $52 million payable no later than Dec. 31, 2020. As I approached the tunnel I felt a extreme cold chill no wind and I felt hands on my sides pushing me toward the tunnel. Road to Nowhere: Haunting - See 76 traveler reviews, 175 candid photos, and great deals for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC, at Tripadvisor. Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. Here’s more on the Road To Nowhere in Bryson City, a unique tunnel in North Carolina.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. “Nowhere” is on the other side, along with some beautiful trails and views. Like us on Facebook to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. The excuse used was that mild acid leaching from exposed rock would be damaging to nearby streams, plants and fish. 1943 - ? And I still might. Read more: The must-see for hiking and train enthusiasts: An overview of Bryson City. The rocks around waterfalls are often slippery, and the currents can be very strong. The lake system prevented massive flooding in the region and created a series of tourist-friendly water recreation throughout the region. The author, gummybearlover85, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will read the comments and participate in the discussion. (9/28/2019), Exterior shot of the tunnel, looking west. Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Investigators, Feeling Of Dread In The Middle Of Nowhere, A Little Girl, On One Side Of A Main Road. Box 509 Bryson City, NC 28713. Re: road to nowhere, is it haunted? (2 stories) (6 posts) (the author is a young adult). You can learn more about this haunting hike by reading our related article: The Haunted Hike In North Carolina That Will Send You Running For The Hills. Just think of all the history underneath that water. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. About halfway to the tunnel, my chest started to tighten up and it was difficult to breathe. Disclosure: This site is sponsored by ads and affiliate programs. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. →”. ❤ Jasmin. We enjoyed the short walking trail. Those were the scariest part of the trip for me...well, that and something seemed to know my name. The people were moved, the water rose, and by the 1970s—30 years after the original agreement was made—only a small portion of the road was built. Officially, it’s known as Lakeview Drive, but locally it’s the Road to Nowhere – A Broken Promise, which is so catty and passive aggressive that they built a sign to commemorate it. Make sure you look at the mountains from all ends of the overlook. Winner will be selected at random on 12/01/2020. People from the Lone Star state like to say it, and it must be true because it rhymes. The Road To Nowhere consists of a six-mile scenic route with gorgeous views of the Smoky mountains. The United States’ entry into World War II meant a huge spike in the demand for aluminum for aircraft, ships, and munitions, so a deal was struck for the TVA to build the dam with ALCOA as the primary consumer. Thanks for sharing it... wow that's really freaky! You will receive your first newsletter soon. Google Fontana Dam underwater ghost town, and Judson Ghost Town.