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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
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

A wonderful off-the-interstate highway that takes you through some of the most beautiful country in the eastern U.S. A wonderful way to take your time, plenty of places to visit along the way.

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ukfamily
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Great route for scenery , sights and landscapes.Terrific roads and excellent help from staff along the way.We did Mt Mitchell which is very disabled friendly and Linville Falls - two good points of interest.

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boston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I really liked the views along the blue ridge parkway and the visitor center at Craggy Rock. My son got a junior ranger badge at the Craggy Rock visitors center, so this would be a great activity for children. We also did the craggy rock trail, which was a nice 2 mile family hike. I am sure it is gorgeous... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Fantastic lunch at the Inn, shout out to our server Celeste who recommended to Spring Rolls which were the BEST I've ever had! Fried chicken was crisp and perfect. And the view! Oh my goodness, may never leave!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

If you haven't been, go. Stop at the overlooks. Take your time. Enjoy. The scenery is breathtaking no matter what time of year you go.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We left early during mid June and I found the drive very scenic. We even brought along a couple of subs and drinks for a picnic along the way. Although the trip took us over 3 hours , as we stopped at various lookouts along the way, it was not a tiring drive by any means. We were on it... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Map our your trip ahead of time, it takes much longer to travel the distance on the winding road. The Craggy Gardens summit hike was short, but beautiful and the Crab Tree Waterfall hike was a little more challenging, but worth it!

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Great driving road. Beautiful mountains. Fun. Shouldn't be missed. Drive or visit 4 hr of it a day. No cell service so you can get away. Go for a hike. Bring your bikes

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Boy you just can't beat the relaxation of driving 35mph surrounded by the Smokies! Found a few great swimming areas in some of the valleys

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asheville, nc
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My friends and I took sandwhich's and chairs. We just sat talked and marveled at the view. So many people drove in snapped a picture and left. I think the best pleasure is to stop and just relax. If your going to drive the parkway bring chairs and a picnic. You'll enjoy your day even more.

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