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Elkmont Ghost Town

Elkmont Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Change is sad

Sad to see it change. These canins stood empty for many years. Now, some have been razed and others... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brigetta A
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Remsen
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Ehh

Not the abandoned ghost town it's made out to be. Several people there when we went, you can't get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
j M
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Elkmont Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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"these cabins"
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"worse shape"
in 2 reviews
"remaining buildings"
in 2 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 2 reviews
"neat place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"various stages"
in 2 reviews
"abandoned resort"
in 2 reviews
"summer homes"
in 2 reviews
"logging town"
in 2 reviews
"resort area"
in 2 reviews
"interesting area"
in 2 reviews
"at your own risk"
in 3 reviews
"cool stuff"
in 2 reviews
"step back in time"
in 5 reviews
"little river"
in 6 reviews
"park service"
in 5 reviews
"easy hiking"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sad to see it change. These canins stood empty for many years. Now, some have been razed and others restored. No long a ghost town...but simply what is left of an era with sign posts and history.

2  Thank Brigetta A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the abandoned ghost town it's made out to be. Several people there when we went, you can't get into an the buildings, and I know people that live in worse shape houses than those were. You can drive right up, and there is a...More

3  Thank j M
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

These cabins, plus a few other structures in the area are a very neat look back at this certain era of the national park. Even if you aren't able to hike, you can park right outside this area, called Daisytown. A lot of surrounding structures...More

3  Thank mckayj93
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We have visited Gatlinburg several times and this is a hidden secret! We love old buildings and the only thing that disappoints, is that they are run down and aren’t being rented. We would love to be able to stay in one of them!

1  Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Very interesting to see a little town for the past. Even though many of the buildings were in disrepair it was till a great visit. My granddaughter who loves photography enjoyed taking many pics.

Thank Larry D
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Have been coming to this area for 40 years and this is our first visit here. Read about it in a blog and we decided would would visit this time. A shame that this historic area is not as vibrant as it was in days...More

1  Thank SmokiesJunkie
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We visited the Elkmont area for years and didn't know this existed. Daisy Town is he remains of houses used as a resort area before the Great Smoky Mountain National Park was formed.

Thank bugandmuscles
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

A lot has changed in a year! A lot of the big houses were gone since last year - down by the river. The walk down by the river is still cool though. It’s nice to see they look like they are maintaining the houses...More

Thank taxman1635
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I've loved Elkmont since the first time I visited. I am very disappointed that many of the old cabins have been razed and left to reforest. I understand the safety issues, but there was something so eerily haunting about peering in and seeing the remnants...More

3  Thank Cindy H
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Just several old dingy cabins. The history is interesting, but not a picturesque place. Most of the buildings are not original and have been repaired to the point that only a fraction of structure is historical.

3  Thank Randall M
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22 August 2017|
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Response from Shannon B | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge, it is self guided. They have little informational pedestals around to give you some history. They are currently renovating a lot of the old resort cottages, so I'm sure they will have more labels and... More
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tlcmish3788
16 September 2016|
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Response from Ryan D |
Next time go threw wears Valley! It takes you over the mountains threw the back side. No traffic at all.
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16 September 2016|
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I'm not sure! Sorry. If you get a map from one of the ranger stations it will have Elkmont on it. Once you get to Elkmont go to the campground and follow he road until it dead ends into a parking lot. The town will be to the... More
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