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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Phone Number:
+1 540-999-3500
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of...

105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.

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A wonderful drive

January is perhaps not the best time to take the Skyline Drive (snow, rain, and fog), but it turned out to be a wonderful time. No crowds and very beautiful vistas. An added... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Carmel
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

January is perhaps not the best time to take the Skyline Drive (snow, rain, and fog), but it turned out to be a wonderful time. No crowds and very beautiful vistas. An added bonus of no campers is that, around dusk, dozens of deer come out near the roadways to feed, and we also saw three large owls perched in... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Got on at Front Royal and rode to Luray. Beautiful drive and vistas. A little expensive but the money goes to the park so it's a worthy investment. Most of the visitor centers are closed in the winter but the restrooms are open.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pictures of this place look epic, unfortunately we undertook the drive on a cloudy day falsely thinking we would end up above or just below the clouds. We ended up IN them. A nerve-wracking hour of not seeing more than a few feet in front of the car ensued. So don't go if it's cloudy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Park magnificent views saw a bear and deer it took approximately three and a half hours to get through the park well worth the trip

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Norwalk, CT
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129 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our plan was to take the drive as a way to see the beautiful views. Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable and we ran into terrible fog. This made the drive dangerous and we left the road after realizing we wouldn't see very much. The road is winding, and we did not feel comfortable in the fog. However, we took a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our fourth trip to Shenandoah National Park. Usually we go in July and if it’s too hot or humid the views aren’t as good. This year we went during Labor Day weekend. It was crowded but the park had several things going on and it was well worth it. One was a talk we attended about bears. It... More 

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Port Colborne, Canada
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful drive and breathtaking views. There was just a small amount of snow and ice on the rocks. For anyone that enjoys photography this drive offers so many opportunities to take pictures of that would make people put this on their bucket list for sure. It was beautiful in the winter and makes me want to return to see... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Skyline drive was made for motorcycle cruisers:Low speed, lots of twisties, beautiful scenery everywhere you turn your head. Weather can be a problem, and the hills can be covered by clouds, but it's worth taking the chance. At the southern end, Skyline connects with the Blue Ridge Parkway. Keep to the speed limit--lots of deer, bears and other creatures... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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153 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Took the skyline drive with my fiance because why not? We we were in the area and have never been there before so we wanted to get the best views. As we entered the drive we wondered what kinds of animals and birds we might see. We drove for about 25 minutes and really got wonderful pictures and saw some... More 

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Thank TMcKenna137
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Ok, so the foliage might be a little thin, and the attractions and services are, well: closed, but a December weekday on the Blue Ridge is perfect if you want to enjoy the amazing vistas in peace. We drove the 67 miles from Elkton to Front Royal in about 2 hours, and we saw a grand total of about 20... More 

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