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Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville, NC
828-298-0398
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Ranked #1 of 84 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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Andrews, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Like the Newfound Gap Road through Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherohala Skyway, the Blue Ridge Parkway is an absolute MUST for anyone wanting to experience the Southern highlands. Whether you drive but a short distance along this winding road or traverse it end to end, you will surely book a memory that you and your family will... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Blue Ridge parkway is perhaps the most scenic road in all the USA. It winds through the blue ridge mountains past some of the most breathtaking valleys and glens you can imagine. Be sure to bring your camera because you will want to remember this trip. Especially is the fall with the brilliant colors, and springtime when the beautiful... More

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waterlooville
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Flew into Charlotte and joined the parkway near Blowing Rock and travelled down to Asheville. First morning very misty, we didn't even know we had been over the Linn Cove Viaduct until we got to the visitors centre, the mist cleared and we had three lovely days. Very scenic and visits to Grandfathers Mountain, Mount Mitchell, Craggy Gardens made the... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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175 reviews 175 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful drive with amazing and beautiful views! There are places where you can stop to get out and get pictures and there are also a lot of places where you can take short or long hikes. This is pretty any time of the year, as each season brings its own beauty!

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Westbury, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful drives ever! Especially gorgeous at sunset, but make sure you get out of the Parkway before dark because the road has no lights on it.

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Plenty of vista's. Traffic is slow in the summer and fall with so many visitors. Do not be in a rush or you'll miss a lot. Don't expect to cover it in a day or two. There are many interesting sites and towns along the way. Sometimes just a short ride on the parkway can be so relaxing, if you're... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were in Asheville, NC, with time on our hands. We had always wanted to visit part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but had never been able to do so. We took the opportunity, at last, and it was life-changing. Who could believe that such awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping beauty could be within a half-hour of an urban area?... More

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CULLMAN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

always a fun drive anytime of year. not much of anything negative to say other than it could use more bathrooms..

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North Manchester, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

So pretty it takes a long time to drive because we wanted to stop at every pull off. We would just stand and stare at the scene and try to soak in all the beauty of God's handiwork.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

You need to take your time and plan ahead. Stop at the Visitor's Center and get documented. There's so much to see and do.

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