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Must stop in order to discover the area hikes that are right for you.

You just have to talk to the rangers. Tell them what kind of hike you want and they won't disappoint you. The exhibit there is worth the time to walk through and get the history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Southington, Connecticut
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Southington, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You just have to talk to the rangers. Tell them what kind of hike you want and they won't disappoint you. The exhibit there is worth the time to walk through and get the history of the park.

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a good place to get info on Skyline Drive and it is nearest the entrance to Skyline Drive though I much preferred the Byrd Visitors Center

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went looking for a place to watch the Persiad meteor shower, and was constantly confounded by most public parks having a "closed at dusk" rule. Luckily, Shenandoah National Park is open 24/7, although in the winter months you will find services greatly reduced. Check their website, especially November through April. This review, however, is for summer months, and especially for... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a well appointed and interesting visitor center. The staff is unfailingly friendly and infomative. Above average selection of books, guides and other items for sale.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While you are in the Shenandoah National Park, it is well worth stopping by the visitor center. There are rangers there who can give you a better appreciation of the area.

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You should stop here to ask about local places to see, lodging, etc. Also ask about bear sightings. It's really not safe to walk about at night. Rustic cabins are available but book up early; reservations are a must.

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Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very educational. Beautiful vista. Great place to take a break and relax. Also, good place to have a picnic.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

All of the rangers we talked to were incredibly helpful and never steered us wrong on their suggestions for hikes with our four year-old. The exhibit was small but packed with interesting historical information. There are also a few different films that they will show on request and I found the CCC video to be very interesting.

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Silver Spring MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Helpful rangers are eager to explain some of the park's history. And views from the oversized windows out onto Big Meadow are fantastic.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited this center as we came into the park on Skyline Drive. My wife, kids, and I all learned a lot about the park's history and the CCC because of this visitor's center and the informative movies that you can watch inside of it. My boys both did the Jr. Ranger program while at the park too. The park... More 

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