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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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We were there on a cloudy day & it was easy to see that on a clear day the views would be spectacular!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were there on a cloudy day & it was easy to see that on a clear day the views would be spectacular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We drove 100 miles of the Parkway in late March. Every turn was Wow!! We stopped and took short walks at spots that were open. Be sure to get park brochure that tells you about the mile markers along the way. Great time for a slow drive with less people on the road. Downside, very few bathroom facilities along the... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great Vistas throughout the 400+ miles. It very safe to stop & enjoy the views all over. You must do this at least once in your life.

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Gainesville, Florida
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Plenty of overlooks, elevation markers all along. We were here post-winter but before the new spring growth. It was still lovely and we would love to come back in fall or when the new growth hits. We started south, near the visitors center and drove up to Lane Pinnacle at 5230 feet. About 40 minutes with quick stops roundtrip.

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Mountains and windy roads and beautiful views, oh my! Wish I'd been here a couple weeks later when there will be more green on the trees and flowers in bloom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Take your time because this road is quite slow to drive and if you're in hurry you miss a lot. We made it in March so it was not too much traffic but also almost all places were still closed. We really enjoyed our drive but if you want to see it in all beautiful colours you should do it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This drive was the most amazing few hours in nature. Breathtaking views in EVERY SINGLE DIRECTION. We stopped what felt like over a hundred times to take pictures, breathe in the air and just gaze endlessly looking for hidden sights in all the mountains, trees, caves, creeks etc. We stopped and played in several rivers on the way up too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Loved the range of beauty and places to stop and take photos. Be sure to have a map as some parts may be closed due to weather conditions. If you want to see waterfalls be sure to have the mile marker numbers for each one.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

A new experience around every turn and there certainly alot of them. Closed in different parts when the weather is bad.Get off whenever to have access to towns. Forests and vistas abound.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I live about 10 minutes from one of the entrances to the BRP west of Asheville and have driven every mile of it. You cannot miss by checking this out: beautiful views and great hikes. Closed often during the winter and early Spring will not have the green of summer or the colors of Fall but still impressive. Bring a... More 

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