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“Good overview of National Park” 4 of 5 stars
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Dickey Ridge Visitor Center
Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Owner description: Get information here about the things to see and do in Shenandoah.
Collings Lakes, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good overview of National Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

View is beautiful, inside there were 2 fireplaces going with a seating area available, staff very friendly and you can watch a movie about the park on request. We had a 3 and 7 yr old with us and they enjoyed seeing all the displays of park animals and the interacive map. You can either download a "Jr. Ranger "pamphlet from the nps site before leaving home or purchase one there.The children loved the activities which kept them busy and educated them at the same time. It is a great introduction to our park system for small children.

Visited November 2012
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Northern Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Park rangers are helpful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Beautiful views from here. They have full flushing toliets at this restroom, not the stinky yucky outhouse toliets they have in the picnic areas. If you need any additional information, the park rangers are happy to help you out. They also have a gift shop at the visitor center here. They sell stuff like books about the area, clothing and knick knacks. No sweatshirts so bring your own, they only sell t-shirts. At least in October 2012.

Visited October 2012
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NJ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great place to start your visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Ranger Jerry A. was friendly, informative, and made us feel truly welcome.
Buy the audio tour CD and it will help you understand what you are seeing at all the roadside stops.

Visited September 2012
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Rochester Ny Area
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173 attraction reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Small but informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Nice dioramas about the various forms of the ecosystems in the park. A nice gift shop. Wonderful views of the Shanedoahs, from here..nice hikes, too!

Visited September 2012
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Chesterfield, NJ
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Really Worth The Stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

A lovely overview of Shenandoah and Skyline Drive in a wonderful location. Definitely stop and visit this center and see the video and get guides and maps.

Visited July 2012
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