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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Address: Asheville, NC
Phone Number: 828-298-0398
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Activities: Driving
Description: This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains...
This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.
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Blue Ridge Parkway

After going a ways into Shenandoah I took the Blue Ridge Parkway south through Virginia and into North Carolina. The views were gorgeous of course. I found lots of picturesque... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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North Miami Beach, Florida
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

After going a ways into Shenandoah I took the Blue Ridge Parkway south through Virginia and into North Carolina. The views were gorgeous of course. I found lots of picturesque overlooks and saw a dozen deer at different points. Traffic was actually very light - it was a weekday but still it was was summer. I wish I had allowed... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We started in Asheville and drove to Mt Mitchell. It is a beautiful drive and the changing weather along the route makes it interesting. Just make sure you have gas as there is no were on the route to get it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We just had half a day so we choose to drive up north from Ashville and stop at some scenic points. We had a great time and beautiful vidas.

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Myrtle Beach SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you have not hiked or traveled on the Blue Ridge Parkway, you are missing iconic, unspoiled America! Put on your bathing suit and step into a pool at the bottom of a waterfall (Looking Glass is one), then get up close and personal with rocks and gorgeous green trees in the mountain tops!

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Flint, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is just a very nice country road with a speed limit of 45 MPH most of the time but it is a world all to itself and if you get anywhere near it - jump on it and go for a ride! Amazing!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A nice drive with lots of stops for hiking, walking, scenic overlooks and picnic areas. We stopped to hike the Craggy Gardens Trail. Nice easy hike with clean bathrooms and plenty of picnic tables.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

How to rate such stunning natural beauty? We drove the last portion of the parkway, starting at I-74. Fantastic vistas and great windy driving. Got very congested towards the NC-TN border with caravans driving slowly up long hills, but was a great detour from Asheville.

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Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great places for views, wonderful hiking. Even if you don't have a lot of time in the area, take a short drive (and visit the Folk Center). You won't be disappointed.

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Decatur, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Blue Ridge Parkway is some 469 miles long. So the ambitious can certainly make the end to end trip. We were staying in Asheville and decided to drive to Mt. Mitchell - the tallest mountain East of the Mississippi. We made the 30 minute drive via the Parkway. Quite the relaxing fun drive. Speed limit is 35-45 mph on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you have the time, love forested mountains, and enjoy driving without being assaulted by advertisements, take a leisurely (35-45 mph limit typ.) drive along the two-lane Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP). Spring, summer, and fall offer great scenic views with periodic attractions and overlooks, but don't expect continuous access during the winter months when parts are closed to visitors. If... More 

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Address: Asheville, NC
Phone Number: 828-298-0398
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville

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