Burra Burra Copper Mine

Ducktown, Tennessee

This ride takes you South down to the Ducktown Basin Museum in Ducktown, TN. The view from the parking lot is spectacular and so is the ride. The Ducktown Basin Museum is located on the historic mine site, which was the headquarters for Tennessee Copper Company and Cities Service mining operations from 1899 through 1975. The site, now owned by the Tennessee Historical Commission, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.

Segment #1

  1. Start at Smoky Mountain HD
  2. Head toward W Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Go for 39 ft.
  3. Turn right onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 0.5 mi.
  4. Turn right onto Robert C Jackson Dr. Go for 1.1 mi.
  5. Turn right onto Morganton Rd. Go for 11.1 mi.
  6. Turn right onto Highway 95 N (TN-95). Go for 1.5 mi.
  7. Turn left onto Sinking Creek Rd. Go for 1.1 mi.
  8. Continue on Peterson Rd. Go for 1.8 mi.
  9. Turn left onto E Coast Tellico Pkwy. Go for 2.8 mi.
  10. Turn right onto US Highway 411 S (US-411). Go for 3.1 mi.
  11. Turn left onto Niles Ferry Rd. Go for 2.8 mi.
  12. Turn left onto Povo Rd. Go for 3.2 mi.
  13. Turn left onto Griffith Branch Rd. Go for 2.1 mi.
  14. Turn left onto Ballplay Rd. Go for 3.3 mi.
  15. Turn right onto Belltown Rd. Go for 4.4 mi.
  16. Turn right onto Old Belltown Mill Rd. Go for 3.3 mi.
  17. Turn right onto Highway 360 (TN-360). Go for 2.0 mi.
  18. Turn right onto Cherohala Skwy (TN-165). Go for 0.4 mi.
  19. Continue on Cherohala Skwy (TN-165-BYP). Go for 0.7 mi.
  20. Optional stop Exxon Tellico
  21. Turn left onto New Highway 68 (TN-68 N) toward Coker Creek. Go for 23.5 mi.
  22. Turn right onto Highway 68 (TN-68). Go for 9.2 mi.
  23. Turn left onto Burra Burra St. Go for 0.3 mi.
  24. Turn slightly right onto Burra Burra St. Go for 187 ft.
  25. Arrive at Ducktown Basin Museum.

Segment #2

  1. Start at Ducktown Basin Museum
  2. Head northeast on Burra Burra St. Go for 289 ft.
  3. Turn left onto Burra Burra St. Go for 0.2 mi.
  4. Turn left onto N Highway 68 (TN-68). Go for 0.4 mi.
  5. Take ramp toward US-64 W/US-74 W. Go for 0.2 mi.
  6. Turn left onto Highway 64 (US-64/US-74). Go for 0.2 mi.
  7. Continue on Highway 64 (US-64/US-74). Go for 16.1 mi.
  8. Turn right onto Highway 30 (TN-30). Go for 9.1 mi.
  9. Turn right onto Tellico-Reliance Rd (TN-315). Go for 7.1 mi.
  10. Continue on Reliance Rd (TN-315). Go for 7.9 mi.
  11. Continue on Mecca Pike (TN-39). Go for 3.8 mi.
  12. Turn right onto New Highway 68 (TN-68) toward Tellico Plains. Go for 0.5 mi.
  13. Turn left onto Cherohala Skwy (TN-165) toward Bald River Falls/Indian Boundry. Go for 0.2 mi.
  14. Continue on Cherohala Skwy (TN-165-BYP). Go for 0.5 mi.
  15. Optional stop Exxon Tellico
  16. Continue on Cherohala Skwy (TN-165). Go for 0.4 mi.
  17. Turn left onto Highway 360 (TN-360). Go for 22.2 mi.
  18. Turn right onto Highway 411 (US-411). Go for 2.7 mi.
  19. Turn right onto Highway 72 E (TN-72). Go for 9.0 mi.
  20. Turn left onto Calderwood Hwy (US-129 N) toward Maryville. Go for 1.5 mi.
  21. Turn right onto Four Mile Rd. Go for 1.7 mi.
  22. Turn right onto 6 Mile Rd (TN-336). Go for 2.7 mi.
  23. Turn left onto Chota Rd. Go for 1.7 mi.
  24. Turn right onto Mint Rd. Go for 4.9 mi.
  25. Turn right onto Old Niles Ferry Rd. Go for 1.2 mi.
  26. Turn left onto Fairview Dr. Go for 0.4 mi.
  27. Continue on Dotson Memorial Rd. Go for 0.2 mi.
  28. Turn right onto Dotson Memorial Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
  29. Turn right onto William Blount Dr (TN-335). Go for 0.5 mi.
  30. Continue on William Blount Dr (TN-335). Go for 1.3 mi.
  31. Turn right onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  32. Continue on S Old Glory Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  33. Turn right onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 0.7 mi.
  34. Arrive at Smoky Mountain HD. Your destination is on the right.