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Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville, NC
828-298-0398
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Ranked #1 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, National Parks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue... more » Owner description: This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge. « less
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Yonkers, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

absolutely gorgeous vistas-beautiful ride rangers are vey helpful and full of information make sure you see

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We live about 20 miles from the Parkway and ride it often. At least once or twice every season of the year. It is beautiful every time we are up there and we never ever tire of going. We've done the whole length of the Parkway twice and there is just constant beauty with every twist and turn.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We drove on much of the Blue Ridge Parkway while driving through the Smoky Mountains on our way to Asheville. We found the drive to be not only quite visually stunning with many outstanding views of mountains and valleys, but also quite relaxing, even with the twists and turns. We have plans on seeing the entire length of this parkway... More

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Coopersburg
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The views are amazing and there are many places to stop and enjoy the mountain view and also hike the trails. We went on a cloudy day and ran into lots of fog. Scary drive with all the curves and bends, rain , and fog. Very hard to drive on the roads in these conditions, but it did clear up... More

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Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is old fashioned picturesque highway, one lane each direction. In Asheville area there are several short curvy tunnels. Beware you share the road with bicycles. To me this accident waiting to happen.

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Arvada, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The views are spectacular. This is really a must-do for anyone in the area; I can't imagine having skipped it. However, keep your patience up--the speed limits are slow and there are lots of people and RVs.

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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The perfect family destination if you love nature and scenic views, with some history added. Many overlooks to stop for pictures on a leisurely journey through the beautiful NC mountains. My family vacation destination for more than 50 years, I love taking my my children there now.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Go in the fall and avoid weekends! I've done the entire 400 plus miles on my FJR and it is the perfect combination of relaxing and riveting. Awesome...

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Mars Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have visited several times, but fall is the best. Because of the altitude changes, if you visit in October, you are almost guaranteed to see some amazing fall colors. Bring a picnic lunch, as there are not a lot of places to get something to eat. Plus, there are some great views from most of the picnic areas.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The scenery, peace and slower pace. There are spot on or just off the Parkway with "things to do." But this is a parkway in a natural area.

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