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Mount Mitchell State Park

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Address: 2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone Number: 828-675-4611
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.

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This is beautiful park directly accessed off the Blue Ridge Parkway

My wife and I had stopped here before but it was always so foggy that it was hard to enjoy. This time it was a beautiful clear fall day so we went to the state park (free entry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had stopped here before but it was always so foggy that it was hard to enjoy. This time it was a beautiful clear fall day so we went to the state park (free entry) and drove to the lookout at the top (highest point east of the Mississippi River) which offers easy access to the observation... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were spending the day driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway and decided to stop here! We didn't know it was the tallest point until we got up there but WOW what a view!! The wind was really blowing that day and we were so high up we were in the clouds as they were blowing by! Simply incredible!!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mount Mitchell is North Carolina's high point, and the highest point east of the Mississippi River. There is a scenic drive to the top (or it can be hiked from the campground--around 5 1/2 miles). At top, there is a visitor center that has interesting historical and geographical information. From the visitor center, there is an easy walk up to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Scenic drive to the top! Worth the drive. Very cold and windy at the top. Glad we rented a minivan instead of attempting it in our motorhome. There are tunnels that you have to drive through (they are gorgeous) and many pull offs to take pictures. Take your camera with you!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Visited on a cloudy day. What views of the clouds as they made their way across the mountains! Its an easy walk to the top of the observation area.

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Mount Mitchell State Park has beautiful views and stunning hikes. The Mountain to Sea trail is great to explore for a while. Dogs are allowed, but are preferred on a leash. If you are in Asheville or nearby towns, it is absolutely worth the drive!

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Thank Dearashley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Took the Blue Ridge Parkway up to Mt. Mitchell. Cold but beautiful day with stunning views. Glad we made this trip during our visit!!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

At least here in NC, the park is a great hiking area and the view from the top is spectacular. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, a must!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I decided to pop the question at the tallest point on the east of the Mississippi river. Great views. No wifi or cellular reception and no bathrooms on the weekend, only Monday to Friday 9-5 when the Ranger station is open. A few hiking trails to enjoy, pretty landscape even for a December winter visit.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a great stop just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and a great place to find a clean restroom, gift shop, have a snack and enjoy a great sunset.

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