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Elkmont Ghost Town

Elkmont Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Good times

A lot has changed in a year! A lot of the big houses were gone since last year - down by the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Waterford, Mississippi
via mobile
Still love Elkmont, but....

I've loved Elkmont since the first time I visited. I am very disappointed that many of the old... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Cindy H
Danville, Indiana
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Elkmont Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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

1  Thank Cindy H
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.

2  Thank Randall M
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This historical village called Daisy Town is a hidden Gem in the Smoky Mtns. National Park. Located about 6 miles in from the visitor center just outside Gatlinburg (Sugarland). It is also referred to as the Elkmont Ghost town but it is not a ghost...More

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Elkmont is a must-see for anyone that enjoys the history of the Smoky Mountains. It's like stepping back to a simpler time. Very peaceful and fascinating.

1  Thank Jason63755
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across Daisy Town while driving in the Great Smoky Mountains and it was a really interesting find. Lots of history and really gives a sense of the locals before this land was turned into a National Park. There is also a cemetery nearby...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My husband and I came here a few months ago and were disappointed that you couldn't enter the buildings. Now, the NPS has begun restoration and you can go inside several buildings. It was really neat to tour the old abandoned houses. Not everyone in...More

1  Thank Sheena N
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I love this place and it is free. I was very disappointed (explains not an excellent rating) that they tore the other houses down on the river trail, but thrilled the are keeping up the homes in Daisy Town. I would hate to see this...More

3  Thank HopeBryant1976
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

If you are in the area and interested in history of the area this is a really interesting. The NPS has recently removed some of the more dilapidated buildings and are restoring others. There are historical signs throughout the tell you the history of the...More

1  Thank travelerkent
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's a great thing to do that doesn't cost anything. A lot of cool stuff to look at and a few animals along the way!!

2  Thank Chris H
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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
16 September 2016|
Response from Ryan D |
Next time go threw wears Valley! It takes you over the mountains threw the back side. No traffic at all.
16 September 2016|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
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