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Skyline Drive

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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Phone Number: 540-999-3500
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105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of...

105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.

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A great day out

We decided to take this drive on a recent visit to the States for a wedding, rather than heading straight down to our final desitnation. So it was un-planned - but what a lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
DW67
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to take this drive on a recent visit to the States for a wedding, rather than heading straight down to our final desitnation. So it was un-planned - but what a lovely day we had! The scenery is gentle, rolling countryside, and we thought it was amazing to be able to stay up "On the High Road" for... More 

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Temple Terrace, Florida, United States
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31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We chose the slow route, Skyline Drive, instead of the interstate and we are so glad we did. It was later in the day when we hopped on but got to check out the gift shop at the northern end and just fell in love with the view. Then we started driving. The kids loved going through the clouds. We... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The $20/car entrance fee seems a little steep at the gate, but the views even a few minutes into the drive are absolutely priceless. I can't describe this park other than saying: GO. The Shenandoah Valley is the most beautiful place I've seen on earth, and this is truly the way to see it. I was only able to experience... More 

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Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful drive and views. 3 hours from bottom to top. Road and stops are in excellent condition. Park facilities were not open, closed for the season. Will be back summer or fall to explore the parks trails.

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United States
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395 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Skyline Drive is a beautiful drive along the mountaintops of Shenandoah National Park. There are plenty of opportunities to pull off the road to an overlook and take pictures or just soak in the beautiful and peaceful views. The road closes at certain times in the winter so check in advance of your drive.

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Arlington, Virginia
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220 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We took a drive through a part of Skyline Drive, from the south end of the Shenandoah National Park entrance to the Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Visitor Center. It seems that most of the times I've done the drive, the mountains have been in the fog. This time was no exception. It is still a beautiful drive. We saw lots... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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348 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Over the years, we have driven the full length of Blue Ridge Parkway several times, and parts of it, many times. However, we had never done Skyline Drive, as we always deviated, before we arrived there. On a trip to The Inn at Little Washington, we rectified that situation, and I now feel badly, that we had never done it... More 

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254 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Visited Skyline Drive during a recent trip on our way to Nashville. We hadn't been to Skyline for years so we decided to add it to our trip. Very nice drive and scenic outlooks to stop and take pictures. There is a place to exit about half way through or you can continue for the whole drive. Our trip was... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Early on a Sunday morning, I entered the Thornton Gap entrance to Skyline Drive headed south. I had the place to myself for the first thirty minutes and, even then, passed only a few cars and at every stop but one, I was by myself. There are so many stops/views (and the resort areas/campgrounds were close) that the drive from... More 

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Kingston, New York
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88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Any time of the year makes for a beautiful drive on skyline drive. Great vistas, roads in beautiful condition, friendly and forgiving park rangers (only a warning on my speeding). Next summer on my motorcycle, here I come.

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