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Address: 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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+1 865-654-4545

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Amazing Views

This is a must-see while visiting the Smoky Mountains. The views are unbelievable. The 0.5 mile walk up to the tower is VERY steep, but paved so accessible with a stroller. We... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must-see while visiting the Smoky Mountains. The views are unbelievable. The 0.5 mile walk up to the tower is VERY steep, but paved so accessible with a stroller. We also enjoyed meeting a few hikers that were enjoying the views while hiking the Appalachian trail, which crosses paths with Clingman's Dome. Don't miss this!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kind of difficult walk for the very young and the very old who aren't some what physically fit. The views are of course fantastic. The appellation trail runs through here at the top and is the dividing line between tennessee and north carolina, so you can straddle between 2 States. Definitely bring walking / hiking shoes!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is quite a hike up the mountain from the car park. Well worth it, just take your time and remember it can be as difficult coming down as going up! My only gripe is that the last part with the viewing platform is a large concrete structure which looks so out of place in these beautiful surroundings! Who designed... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hiked up the half mile to the deck today - it was about 25 degrees colder up there than in Pigeon Forge - hiking at over 6,000 feet can be strenuous, wear good footwear, take a coat and water Many out of shape people turned back as well as those in flip flops

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Howell, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We got lucky and had a beautiful day!!!! Unbelievable views!!!! A must see in Tennessee!! We took lots of pictures and some kids even ran up the hill!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Clingmans Dome both during the daytime and for sunset. This most recent time was to view the sunset and it was beautiful. Allow plenty of time to drive up to the parking area as the road is narrow and very windy. Also, bring a jacket. It is significantly colder at the top. If you want to walk... More 

Thank Valerie G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went on a beautiful, sunny spring day and the clouds looked liked bright white marshmallows against a true blue sky and add in the mountains and it was just gorgeous. This hike while about 0.8 each way (all the way to the top of the observation dome) may seem easy, it is about 260 elevation gain in a short... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hike and beautiful once you get to the top. You may have to stop a few times to rest on the way up but it is worth the walk.

Thank Tonya F
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Views from Clingmans dome were out of this world ! The hike to the Tower is only 0.5 but very steep and kind of strenuous. It is worth it though.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical winding mountain road to get there. Finding a place to park requires patience. Parking spots are limited, and on a busy day, you may have to make multiple trips around the loop in hopes of catching a vehicle in the process of leaving so you can grab the parking place. The out-house style restrooms are stinky and gross. The... More 

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