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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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Parrish, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We loved the ride and all the views, even though we were there on a overcast day. I'd love to come back in the spring or earlier summer to see more rhododendron in bloom!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was the best part of my trip. Hiking the graveyard and looking glass trails on the blue ridge parkway. The scenery was beautiful and tranquil.

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy scenic drives definitely jump onto the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lots of scenic views with places to pull off the road and take pictures of long range mountain views. The Parkway is also loaded with short tunnels built the way they used to be built. No lighting and barrel roofs which is very cool. There are very few... More

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Chester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My 3 sisters and our 4 kids rented a van and drove to Ashville, Tn from NJ-a long drive! The kids kept saying :Are we there yet?" even though we drove through the beautiful scenery of the mountains. As we approached the marvelous, grand Biltmore Hotel, we wondered what awaited us inside. Of course, we weren't disappointed and even the... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Looking Glass Falls is a must see. And a few roadside stops make for an unforgettable visit. Especially in the fall.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I'm not very good with heights, so about two minutes after we got on the parkway near Asheville I had to pull over so my husband could drive. When people say there are breath taking views, there is a reason... not only are the views of the mountains and valleys beautiful, but I found myself holding my breath as we... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited Ashville on July 22/23 for my daughter 13th birthday and stayed at the Magnificient Grove Park Inn- we went horse riding (see also my review Sandy bottom trails horse riding and the Grove Park Inn and his restaurants)..... on our last day we decided to tour the Blue Ridge parkway hitting North from Ashville/highway 240 - we drove... More

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Archer, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Stunning- don't be afraid to get off on the side roads- the views were lovely. We went in June and the rhododendrons were blooming. We took several hikes- pink beds, craggy gardens, sliding rock... Graveyard fields was closed and I couldn't find a way to access the trail- hopefully next time. Take a jacket, the temps dropped 20+ degrees from... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Parkway is one of the many sites I'm proud of as a Carolinian. I have driven nearly every mile in NC and will again. The whole drive is beautiful and scenic, with many an overlook begging for a photo to be snapped on a sunny day. There's no excuse to come to the mountains of NC or VA and... More

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Spring, TX
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you like slow scenic strolls through the mountains this drive is not to be missed. Keep in mind you're there for the experience. Stop often and take in the majesty of the area, enjoy the cooler temperatures -I was there in July when it was 95 in the flat lands but 61 in the mountains - heavenly in more... More

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