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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
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+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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Looking for Kirtley Mountain

Staying in the cabins in Shenandoah National Park was a real treat...the food was excellent . Traveling to the east to find Kirtley Mountain was a real adventure.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Greenville, Kentucky
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Greenville, Kentucky
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in the cabins in Shenandoah National Park was a real treat...the food was excellent . Traveling to the east to find Kirtley Mountain was a real adventure.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were there during spring break. Though the drive was easy and smooth, most trees and the meadows were bare with not much grass or flowers as one would expect during spring season. We saw Shenandoah River snaked along the skyline drive and played John Denver's cd which we thought was appropriate for the moment. We had hoped to spot... More 

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Thank fay m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

This is a beautiful drive. We periodically vacation in the area to experience the scenery, and love the drive.

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Washington, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

We live near the Skyline Drive and go there often for it's beauty and wild life. We hike many of the trails. One thing I don't like is some of the people do not pay any attention to the speed limit. They act like they are on a major highway. Please obey the speed limit while there. You never know... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day-trip get away from the DC area. Beautiful sights and walks - suitable for all levels of trekking. Be prepared through!! Forest, streams, and pools to play in. Pick any of the main trails and go from there. Things are well marked, and good visitor centers.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

We were looking forward to being on Skyline. The views were great. We stopped the car and did several short hikes. The Appalachian trail winds along and across the drive and we had to stop at many of the trail heads. We saw deer, hawks, and owls.

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Carmel
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

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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90 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

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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Thank donkey1906
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 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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