Fontana Dam & Visitors Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Categories: Dams, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 100 reviews on the web
Fontana Dam & Visitors Center is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To visit Fontana Dam & Visitors Center on your holiday in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and find out what else Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer, use our Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation generator.
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  • We stopped here to take a break from the lengthy car ride. It was a good place to stretch your legs and enjoy the beauty of the area. It's only a 15-minute stop unless you're interested in the history...  read more »
  • We got to the visitor center about 15 minutes before they closed. Volunteers were nice but ready to leave. Great information on the history of the dam. Amazing that they built this in only 3 years. If...  read more »
  • The Fontana dam is a good place to see the view from there is beautiful. If you are afraid of heights just don't look down or climb the tower. I found it fascinating on how they built the dam 
  • Highest dam east of the Rocky Mountains. Sidewalk & partial parking area was under renovation but we were still able to walk across the dam. Gorgeous view of the Little Tennessee River and surrounding area. Visitors center tells the history and other interesting facts. Def worth the drive out.
  • Stunning views. Absolutely amazing structure and height. Only downside is that much of the sidewalk/road across the dam is crumbling so children and the elderly may need to watch their step.
  • A very cool historic site on the Appalachian trail with excellent views. I recommend checking out the TVA exhibit in the visitor center.
  • Beautiful place and very quiet. It doesn't look like many people are aware of this place.
  • This was very cool to see and read about the history and the Appalachian Trail that goes over it.
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