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Clingmans Dome

7 miles off US-441 on the Clingmans Dome Road, About 19.6 Miles from Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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7 miles off US-441 on the Clingmans Dome Road, About 19.6 Miles from Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
+1 865-654-4545

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you go Gatlinburg, you must drive up to Clingsman Dome in North Carolina. It's not that far a drive, but the view of the The Great Smoky Mountains is breathtaking. They do have bathrooms and a general store. Plus there are some short hiking...More

Thank Dianne75645
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing views from Clingmans Dome. The observation tower is closed for renovations but the views are always open. Hike down to Andrews Bald to get away from the crowds and the view is just as good.

1  Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 5 days ago

it was amazing!...the views are just breathtaking. just be prepared that the drive is slow going because of the steep windy roads and the hike is a little strenuous if you are out of shape..i was quite winded, but it was well worth it, noto...More

2  Thank dantopper
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The viewing platform at the top of a very very steep climb from the parking lot is finally getting a much needed facelift and repairs and you can't go up there.You can take the drive up to the parking area for some of the best...More

Thank travelerkent
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your camera! We took my DSLR and took breathtaking pictures aside from the overlook (closed due to reconstruction).

Thank erin_readytotravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a magnificent place to enjoy God's creation. Although the observation deck was closed for repair, the views on the walk up (or even from the parking lot) are awesome. I am so thankful for the kind person who found and returned by phone...More

Thank Hurrijane
Reviewed 1 week ago

6,643 feet is highest pt on a mountain in TN, in Great Smoky Mountains in TN & highest point highest point along the 2,174-mile (3,499 km) Appalachian Trail.

Thank lcwatson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going almost every year for 12 years to see the view. After 12 years, ice, cold, bitter winds, endless clouds, and almost giving up... I finally got to see an amazing view. This is a hard trail to climb due to the steepness (paved...More

Thank slbeall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always wanted to see this. It's a steep walk up to the Dome but so well worth it! The view is awesome! The clouds were low when we were there but it was still a great view of the mountains. On a clear day...More

Thank Donna9473
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my boyfriend in August 2017 to the Smoky Mountains and we stopped at Clingman's Dome. It was about a 40 minute drive from Gatlinburg to the parking area with tons of places to stop for pictures. When you get to the parking...More

Thank Vanessa C
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3 September 2017|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
yes, the tower is closed for the rest of the year. The parking area and trail are open until they close the Clingmans Dome Road for the winter season. Exact opening dates from winter closure will be posted on the park... More
Tannie Q
8 August 2017|
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Response from DKGM07 | Reviewed this property |
We did but it is not advised to