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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Words and pictures can't do the views justice. Drive it for yourself . The sheer magnitude of a mountain and the wildlife put life in perspective. If we as humans preserve what we have then we need nothing else. I was moved!!!

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There are 105 miles to travel from one end to the other, with great views along the way. We only covered about 40 miles but there are places to stop, some for just photos but others where you can walk trails to waterfalls.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

do not be in a hurry,the speed limit is 35mph. do that or less to really enjoy everything,take advantage of the pull offs as each one suprises you

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great road, amazing foresight and work by CCC to build it. Enjoyed great views from outlooks and hikes on trails off it. Saw amazing variety of wildlife on hikes. Disliked drivers who tailgated you having exceeded speed limit, I usually pulled over to let speeders get past so I could enjoy drive and the scenery.

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Tampa, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the second time we did the skyline drive. The first time, I got carsick and we had to get back onto the main highway. This time, I took something before lighting out and was fine. Each view is more beautiful than the last one. We saw wildlife, wild flowers, mountains, valleys, etc. It's beautiful beyond words.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On our way home from Connecticut to Georgia, we decided to get off of I-81 and enjoy the drive on beautiful Skyline Drive. It is a very scenic drive with lots of opportunities to pull off the road for overlooks. The speed limit is 35 mph so if you are in a hurry this is not for you. Best of... More

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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Been on it several times. Love the views, fresh mountain air, wildlife. We are so lucky to have treasures like this protected in the us. The national park system is amazing! Go visit a park today! Donate generously to the system too!

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came on a weekday and as expected, only a few visitors were around so it was really nice driving from north to south. We only did halfway at 50 miles at Dark Hollow Falls as we promised to go back during Autumn. We went there at this time of the year so we can find out the best spots... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We decided to take the skyline drive coming back, this is one of the most beautiful trips. Cost to get on the Parkway was 15 dollars and was worth it. Speed limit is 35 and the Park Rangers make sure you do it. Saw more than one person getting a ticket. The scenery was beautiful with overlooks scattered the whole... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Biking on the Skyline Drive from the park entrance at Front Royal is an amazing experience but not one to be undertaken lightly. A winding two lane road with no shoulder and drivers sometimes distracted by the amazing vistas leaves little room for error. Combine that with epic climbing right from the start and you have a ride to remember.... More

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