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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Phone Number: 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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We drove the Skyline Drive a year ago. It was beautiful - and we tried a different section this visit. It's hard to describe the views - you must see and experience them. And the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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390 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove the Skyline Drive a year ago. It was beautiful - and we tried a different section this visit. It's hard to describe the views - you must see and experience them. And the welcoming centre is a great stopping place - washrooms are clean - lots of info - and souvenirs available.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hills, Valleys, Picnic Areas, Vantage Spots, Beautiful Scenery, Blue Ridge Mountains as a Backdrop. What's not to love? This is truly awesome. You can drive through part of it or all of it, just choose how far you wish to go and how much you want to see. Glorious sights to behold. There is a fee to pay on entering... More 

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Thank Margaret M
Bentonville, Virginia
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Skyline Drive is the northern part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, surrounded by beautiful Shenandoah National Park. The speed limit is 35 mph, but you will take longer, because you will be stopping at many of the scenic overlooks to breathe the fresh air, photograph the mountains, or just relax. Part of the fun is that you never know when... More 

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a drive that needs a half day set aside for it. The views are beautiful and depending how often you want to stop, could take a few hours to drive. There are many scenic stops along the way. We saw a black bear cub and mama on our drive! There are a few gift shops to stop at... More 

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Paris, France
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Skyline Drive starts where the Blue Ridge Parkway begins. Skyline Drive costs money, BRP does not. Skyline Drive has a strictly-enforced speed limit, BRP does not. Skyline Drive goes on for about 4 hours, BRP goes on for days. Skyline Drive has toilets, but BRP has North Carolina...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a local, we visit the Skyline weekly. Sometime we take a leisurely drive, but we also hike, picnic & camp. Even though it's just a few miles from home it feels like a trip away, a whole different world.

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

Used Skyline Drive as alternative to major highways while traveling north-south; most enjoyable and vistas were panoramic.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the most stunning, winding road through the mountains. The speed-limit is only 35mph so it takes a long time to drive, especially considering that we wanted to stop every couple of miles at the overlooks as the scenery was so amazing. There were several places to stop with toilets, information points and somewhere to buy snacks. We did... More 

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Felton, Delaware
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful winding ride along the Skyline Drive and we made it to Big Meadows before the fog rolled in and it was too hard to see anything. We stopped at several outlooks and visited the gift shops along the way. Be careful of the people riding bicycles as some tend to ride near the middle of the lane. We... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have not driven any part of this road, do yourself a favor and plan a visit. Allow plenty of time; the speed limit is 35 and you will want to allow for stops at the many scenic overlooks.;

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