Tennessee June 28, 2017
6 Awesome Tunnels In Tennessee You Need To Drive Through At Least Once
Tennessee is known for being Ol’ Rocky Top, but what about when it comes to a couple of tunnels, hey? We’re known for what’s below ground, but we still have a couple of neat places
above it all that we tend to find quite interesting. Take a look at these six awesome tunnels in Tennessee – each one perfect for driving through, no matter which side of the state you call home. Have you made it through any of them?
6. Bachman Tubes
These iconic tunnels through Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga were built in 1929 specifically to handle tourist traffic in the area. Now it's used mainly by commuters with over 18,000 people per day traveling through the 1000+ foot tunnels.
5. Cades Cove Tunnel
This tunnel doesn't have an official name that we could find, but you'll find the tunnel between Townsend and Cades Cove. This tunnel hidden in Great Smoky Mountain National Park is surrounded by green forests and is absolutely stunning to drive through.
4. Sensabaugh Tunnel
Located just outside of the town of Kingsport on the Virginia border is the Sensabaugh Tunnel. What makes this one special is that it is TOTALLY HAUNTED. It's said that Mr. Sensabaugh killed his entire family and threw their bodies in the creek within this tunnel. For a truly hair-raising experience, check this tunnel out at night. It'll be sure to give you goosebumps!
3. Cumberland Gap Tunnel
This tunnel is nearly a mile long and connects Tennessee to Kentucky under the famous Cumberland Gap Pass. While this is a large and heavily trafficked tunnel, it's still worth the drive and the chance to say that you travelled the Cumberland Gap.
2. Gatlinburg Tunnel
Along the windy, tree-covered road from Pigeon Forge up in to Gatlinburg, there is a beautiful stone tunnel. The hill that it's on is so covered in greenery that you won't even notice it -- it just looks like a stone portal in a sea of green. This is one that you definitely don't want to miss!
1. Backbone Rock Tunnel
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