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Elkmont Ghost Town

Elkmont Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Great find!

We stumbled across Daisy Town while driving in the Great Smoky Mountains and it was a really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Really interesting now that restoration has begun

My husband and I came here a few months ago and were disappointed that you couldn't enter the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheena N
Arab, Alabama, United States
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Elkmont Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Sheena N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank HopeBryant1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great place to take the family or youth group to see & touch history. Great view of the old houses and a mountain stream!

1  Thank taxman1635
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We saw daisy town, but we also found the remains of the burned Wonderland and the other building scheduled to be demoed as well. I would not reccomned going into any of them, but it was neat to see and find them.

3  Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I am very intrigued when it comes to history and abandoned places. It's not scary at all, but very interesting and also a little depressing. It's sad that something that was once so magnificent, is in such disrepair; though I'm happy to see that they...More

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have been traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains for most of my life, but just recently have of Elkmont. Now to correct the title of this section, Elmont is not a "Ghost Town". The town has fallen under disrepair after them losing their lease...More

Thank Marty G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is such a beat place. I had thought we would have to hike a bit to see it but there was a parking area close by. As you wonder up the streets you will get a glimpse of how people had camps of all...More

Thank Ruth Y
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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