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Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water
Activities: Driving, Biking
Traveler Description: Cost of entry onto Skyline Drive/Shenandoah National Park is $15.  The ticket is good for 7 days.  Visitors Centers offer ranger talks.  Northern... more »
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Fallston, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We went to Skyline Drive for my hubby’s b-day and saw 3 bears!! Two bears were on the side of Skyline Dr (Mile 10 & 38) and 1 bear was on the Overrun Falls Trail at Matthews Arm Campground, about 100 yards from the end of the campground. The drive is well-maintained and offers well-marked scenic vistas with ample parking... More

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Be sure to slowwwwwwwwww down and keep your speeds under 35 mph -- the Park speed limit. There are sharp curves and double-yellow lines indicating No Passing throughout. Black bears Moms and tiny cubs plus other animals are often right on the edge of the road. Go sloowwwwww and you will see more animals - rather than mindlessly driving through... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This 105 mile drive through the Shenandoah valley is beautiful. There are about 70 lookout points- impossible to stop at them all! there are several comfort stops spaced between 10 and 20 miles apart- take advantage when you see one! There are a couple of places to buy snack type food, but make sure you take drinks for the drive... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved the scenery and wildlife for a small entrance fee which lasts for 1 week, great value for a family outing

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PA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a drive I have always wanted to do. We were able to do about 1/2 of the 105 miles. Wonderful views and a winding, well maintained mountain drive.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park is a wonderful experience. It is an engineering marvel (done in the 30's by the CCC), and has many beautiful observation points. There are hiking trailheads all along the Drive for all level of abilities. Lodging is available at Skyland Lodge and Big Meadows Lodge.

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Pasadena, MD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Incredible views and beautiful trails. Stay in your car and drive, or see more and take a walk. Choose your level of walking comfort. There are trails for everyone, including the disabled.

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Urubamba
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We entered an Elkton and drove north, stopping at Big Meadows overnight. An exceptional drive with lots of lookout points for photos.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lots of seanic overlooks and wildlife to photograph. Big meadows was nice to visit, too, Fun to walk in the woods.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is a 105 miles scenic road that gives you a view on your left AND right hand side of the drive. The tunnel around mile 30 was impressive, multiple out look where you can stop and take in the beautiful views, and the Big Meadow Lodge resort on the mountain is just an awesome experience.

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