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Blue Ridge Parkway

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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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One of the most beautiful drives in all the world.

370 miles of beautiful windy roads that have vistas to die for... and. not one stop sign to bother your enjoyment. If you/ve you have never been... put it on your list. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

370 miles of beautiful windy roads that have vistas to die for... and. not one stop sign to bother your enjoyment. If you/ve you have never been... put it on your list. A favorite trip of mine is to ride my Triumph to Switzerland Inn for late breakfast or lunch.. take-off for Asheville (50 miles) for one of the prettiest... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Great area to explore, walk, drive or mountain bike. lots of small towns on route, plenty of trails and sights

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery from mountains to meadows, many places to hike, spectacular color in Autumn. What's not to like? Bring a camera because you just never know what you'll see. Sections of it do close in winter and occasionally for a rockslide, but that's the only negative part.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Have driven the BRP a few miles at a time to get from point A to point B, but always wanted to really drive it a long distance to experience it fully. There is something nostalgic about the road, the scenery is calming, and the attractions quaint. We finally set aside two days and drove from Asheville to Boone during... More 

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Houma, Louisiana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit my brother in North Carolina, we have to take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are just so many wonderful scenes there to take pictures. We normally bring the tripod with us and the wife has me stop more then we drive. One day I would love to drive the whole route on my... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Extraordinary vistas, with plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy them. But, do not come in winter. Also, note some sections not open. Inquire before you go.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The only negative is that sections are closed in the winter, even when the weather is fine. The parkway, it's views, trails and wonders are always amazing. There is no bad time to explore this wonderful gift.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Blue Ridge Parkway is like a scene from a movie. It's so breathtaking at every turn you feel like it has to be make believe. I feel so fortunate to have been able to experience such a beautiful part of our country.

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Tryon, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visit frequently, within a few minutes you're in different world, away from the hustle and bustle of the interstate, viewing some of the most beautiful vistas in western NC. Except for the peak tourist season it's pretty quiet, easy to have whole sections of the road to yourself. Parts of the parkway are closed during the winter months, so... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, we only had the opportunity to drive the BRP in the Roanoke, VA area but after a long, winding climb up, the views and drive were breathtaking! We put it on our list of things to do again and next time we'll do the entire route. Definitely put it on your list.

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