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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Address: Asheville, NC
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains...

This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.

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Breathtaking Ride Twice

Yes we did this scenic drive not once but twice. No we didn't repeat this trip to tell the truth it had to be done in 2 different years. (( done once again in August but in... read more

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Kelseyville, California
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Kelseyville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes we did this scenic drive not once but twice. No we didn't repeat this trip to tell the truth it had to be done in 2 different years. (( done once again in August but in 1993 & 2001 not 2016)) We didn't plan to do this drive in the Appalachian Mountains this way but here is the answer... More 

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Augusta, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have driven the Blue Ridge Parkway many times. The view is stunning. We still have more to see and are anxious to visit again. Looking Glass Rock was one of my favorite stops in October. The leaves were changing colors and were beautiful. We stopped in the Folk Art Center as well which is a must do. The items... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A wonderful place to visit. Artisans from all venues have their wares displayed for sale. If you're lucky enough to be there on the third Saturday of each month (10-4), you can walk into the auditorium and watch, for free, some of the worlds greatest wood turners making things.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have driven the Blue Ridge many times and each time is an unique experience. Once I drove the Blue Ridge Parkway from North Carolina to the Shenandoah Mountains. The Parkway is well maintained. Around every bend is another spectacular view. The camp grounds are well maintained. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a fun experience for people of all ages.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made extensive plans and had a great list of points from MP417 to the end but missed much of it when we ran out of time. So plan for a long, leisurely drive and take your time! I don't think there was a single stop that we were disappointed with - they were all amazing! We were there in... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome- especially in spring, summer for flowering fauna and fall is breathtaking for changing colors of leaves.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a pleasure to drive this parkway! It's truly amazing that people built this. Stunning views make it really hard to keep your eyes on the road (please do, though) and the "oohs", "ahhs", and "holy moly that's beautiful!!!" are endless. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I do a road trip every year. For the last 2 years, the Blue Ridge Pkwy has been one of our "stops". Quiet, beautiful and amazing views. Even in the winter time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's amazingly stunning to see! Views are great! The road is usually 2 lanes so it can get a little tight, but the experience & views are worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will never get tired of traveling the Parkway! It's beautiful scenery is amazing from start to finish all year round!

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