Fontana Dam & Visitors Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.7
#2 of 9 in Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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  • We stopped at the dam and the views were breathtaking. The kids loved the views and they have floating houses you can rent on the lake. We loved it!! After seeing the dam; we drove around and maybe...  more »
  • Amazing views and unique setting to learn history! This dam was part of the TVA war effort and it is very interesting to learn about the building of the dam (they had to create a village to support.....  more »
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  • This is one of the most amazing visitors centers I have ever encountered. The views are gorgeous, of course. Parking is ample. Not only do they have regular bathrooms, but separate ones on the other side of the building with full showers in them (it is right on the Appalachian Trail). I most definitely recommend stopping for this visit. No cell service, fyi!
  • Beautiful place. It has free hot showers for Appalachian Trail hikers and a very nice shelter a short way up the road. Great place to refresh along the trail.

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