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Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville, NC
828-298-0398
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Ranked #1 of 82 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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Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful highway, don't miss it! Anytime of year is great, but Fall is spectacular! Make a day of it and plan to stop for lunch at The Pisqah Inn, good food and a wonderful view.

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north carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Was in area around boone the week of the 13th of October and was a little early for the fall colors. the leaves were turning but not to peak yet.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Blue Ridge Parkway was amazing to see. We went to the Craggy Pinnacle and climbed to the summit. Truly worth seeing if you ever have the opportunity. The view is breathtaking especially during the fall. You are able to see the gradation all over the mountain range. So happy that I was able to go. There are plenty of... More

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Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My husband couldn't wait to travel this on our trip to Asheville. The winding roads were far different from what we're used to (our boys got a little car sick afterwards) but the views were some of the most beautiful we've ever seen in our travels. We road it for a few hours and would love to go back! All... More

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Relaxing, enjoyable, magnificent mountain views and all for free. This is a must drive for people who like to see nature. Our favorite time is that one week in October when the leaves are red, orange, brown, green and purple! But you must plan well for that. Otherwise, rent a convertible and drive it in spring or fall. There is... More

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Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Wherever you enter or drive the BRP, breathtaking views await you. Be sure to see the Linn Cove Viaduct (the last section of the Parkway completed), Mt. Mitchell (highest point in NC), and take a hike at Craggy Gardens (north of Asheville) and wander through Graveyard Fields (south of Asheville) to hike to its waterfalls. Fun stops include the Folk... More

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Pflugerville, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

beautiful landscape, mild weather, and Asheville itself make this a destination well worth whatever effort is needed to see this part of country. being here when season is changing from summer to winter is even more spectacular. from Asheville, we spent one leisurely day heading E (to Mount Mitchell & back thru Black Mountain) and we spent a second leisurely... More

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We drove on the Parkway using the recommended Northern route from Asheville. We began at the Folk Art Center which was a wonderful experience. We ended at the Linn Cove Viaduct (MP 304), with several stops along the way. I would definitely suggest stopping at Mount Mitchell, which is actually a little bit off of the Parkway. However, we were... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Very peaceful and beautiful. We took the parkway to Chimney Rock and Pisgah Inn and truly enjoyed the changing of the leaves. We took lots of picture and talked to a lot a very friendly travelers at all our stops.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The leaves around Asheville are beautiful. We drove from Asheville to the Continental Divide and it was gorgeous!

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