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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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Spectacular drive

This drive goes through Shenandoah National Park. There are ample turnoffs for viewing the mountains as well as trailheads with maps. The drive is free from commercialization... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Laura C
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Doylestown, Ohio
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Doylestown, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This drive goes through Shenandoah National Park. There are ample turnoffs for viewing the mountains as well as trailheads with maps. The drive is free from commercialization. There are 2 national park lodges and campgrounds along the drive.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Skyline Drive has camping, cabins and lodging. Fantastic mountain views, horseback riding, hiking and star gazing. Come and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I read a few short reviews but didn't understand how long this drive cane be. Our first attempt lasted less than hour because we turned around and exited because we didn't trust that we had enough gas to complete it and it was about 4:00 in the afternoon. I have Senior National Park pass, which allowed us... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been on this drive before, but recently enjoyed it on a perfectly beautiful day. So many opportunities to pull over and enjoy the amazing views. Saw some deer and had a close encounter (from the car) with a black bear. If you have the time, this is definitely worth the trip.

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Harrisburg PA
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91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great drive through amazing mountain scenery with numerous scenic vistas/lookouts where you can pull off the main road to enjoy the scenery. Hazy during the Summer months. Several bears were visible roadside. The availability of restaurant quality food was a welcome surprise, and camping and lodging facilities were available as well.

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Hartland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This drive was a delightful break from typical freeway routes. We had perfect weather and enjoyed most of the 75 overlooks. Seniors can gain lifetime National Park entry for $10.00. What a bargain.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a lot to see, but for even a day or two, a lot can be done. I would highly recommend staying at a neaby cabin and doing one part of the 105 mile drive and doing another. If you want to do a bunch of hikes; 3 days are probably minimum. I went on a few (shorter distance... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful twisting mountainy road with many pullouts (called overlooks) to take in the distant views. Speed limit is 35 MPH for a reason. At any time wildlife might step out from the thick forest into your path. Be alert and be prepared to stop. A totally enjoyable ride, 105 miles long along the tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful drive, very scenic, but with this comes slower paced driving. Be ready for 2 hands on the steering wheel and 25-35 mph even with no additional traffic. Many roadside pull offs to soak in the scenery and allow some of the faster drivers to pass. They are missing the wildlife.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful views, 35 mph, but the curves and hills are just breath taking. MUST visit a visitor center. Gotta do this on a motorcycle at least once in your life. Take 250 North if you are heading back up!

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