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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Address: Asheville, NC
Phone Number: +1 828-271-4779
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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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Stunning in the Spring

By taking your time and travelling off the beaten path, i.e., not the interstate, one gets the best view of the mountains. This was the best view of the area by far. The scenery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Seneca, South Carolina
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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

By taking your time and travelling off the beaten path, i.e., not the interstate, one gets the best view of the mountains. This was the best view of the area by far. The scenery was delightful. There are many scenic turn offs to catch a view of the valleys below.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Living in Asheville, we drive the a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway almost every month, sometimes several times per week. The part of the Parkway between Boone, NC and Mt. Pisgah is an absolute must in the Autumn for travelers who enjoy the spectacular Autumn colors. Between Asheville and Mt. Pisgah the Parkway has several VERY DARK tunnels so... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love to say at Skyland Resort. It's affordable, basic and a lot of fun. The food is great and there are wonderful day hikes all around. It's a great weekend get-away. And on the weekends there is generally entertainment in the bar/dining area.

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great way to see the Mountains of western NC. Beautiful views and vistas, great hiking trails just off the road, bicycling (need to be fit and well-equipped). Best traveled on weekdays to avoid tourist crowds.

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Tryon, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take time to drive to Mt. Pisgah. Along the way stop for a wonderful picnic. If not then eat at the Pisgah Inn Restaurant. One of the most beautiful views in the south!

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you enjoy stunning vistas, quiet spots to picnic or rest, national park treasures, and clutter-free driving (NO signage at all!), this is the place to visit. Heavy snowfall will occasionally close the parkway during the winter. Spring, summer and fall are the best of times to visit.

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love to take this longer drive when traveling in the high country. Beautiful drive anytime of the year. Pace is slower and scenery is breathtaking. You may run up behind some bikes and there are no shoulders or bike lanes so take your time and enter curves with care. You will have to share the rode but its worth it.

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have traveled this road at least 20 times in my life and it never gets old seeing the beautiful scenery and enjoying the leisurely drive! The first stop after we entered the Parkway at Asheville was Glass Mine Falls overlook. This is a wonderful view of the waterfalls and mountains in the distance (there are trails as well from... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This parkway is very well maintained and the views are unbelievable. It can take a short time by stopping at over look areas or hiking certain sections. There are many roadways to enter or exit the parkway. So it can be an hour or several days adventure.

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Loganville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove the parkway from Asheville, NC and we went as far as we could go north and south. This time of year a good portion of the parkway is closed due to the snow and ice in the higher elevations. We plan to come back and drive the parkway when its Spring or Summer.

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