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Skyline Drive

#1 of 26 things to do in Shenandoah National Park Features Animals
Shenandoah National Park, VA
+1 540-999-3500
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What a treasure, my eyes were worn out after all that looking

We chose the right and wrong day, right because the weather was fabulous, wrong because it was a... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2016
hobokiwi
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New Zealand
Best mountains around these parts

We travel to the west every year to visit the " real " mountains, but that does not detract form... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2016
cleaningwhitedoghair
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Waldorf, Maryland
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105-mile Scenic Drive Built In The 1930's Goes Through The Entire Length Of The Park.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“speed limit” (156 reviews)
“pull offs” (58 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

We chose the right and wrong day, right because the weather was fabulous, wrong because it was a holiday and the line to get in was long. But I have to say well worth it when we finally started the drive. You really need more...More

Thank hobokiwi
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We travel to the west every year to visit the " real " mountains, but that does not detract form the Shenandoah. The multiple ridges and long views are truly beautiful. Every eastern should drive the skyline drive. You will fall in love all over...More

Thank cleaningwhitedoghair
Reviewed September 13, 2016

It's definitely an enjoyable spot and everyone should do the length of skyline drive at least once. the drive is nice, but after the first 15 miles and 4 or 5 overlooks, things are pretty much the same: hills, mountains, and farms in the valley....More

Thank W S
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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Skyline Drive gives the opportunity of a lifetime for many people to enjoy the beautiful scenery while driving through the Majestic mountains of the Shenandoah Valley. There are many Scenic overlooks where you can easily pull off to and enjoy along the drive. There are...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2016

We stayed at Luray and did the first 70 miles (South from Luray) one day, then completed the 30 or so miles North the following day. We set off early both days and drove slow. We hardly saw another car (vacation is over and we...More

Thank hanskraay
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

It is definitely one of the most beautiful scenery drives. We went on a very nice day and it was amazing. It is really a place that you have to explore by walking some of the trails, not just driving through and stopping at the...More

1  Thank Shihfur
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We spent two days enjoying Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. Our point of entry was Front Royal, at the northern end. We lodged within 5 miles of the park, which made our visit effortless. We were fortunate with gorgeous weather and enjoyed the hiking,...More

Thank rwland
Reviewed September 8, 2016

This was a highlight of our trip to USA. Cleverly designed drive with loads of pull-ins so driver can enjoy incredible views. Lots of information boards explain history of the area. Wildlife was amazing-black bears within touching distance of car as well as deer and...More

3  Thank billynick
Reviewed September 8, 2016

This was a fun drive. At night, there are critters and deer everywhere, so be careful. The stars are amazing. During the day, you can pull over every few minutes and check out a view. The road was quiet at the time of our visit.

Thank Amy U
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice long slow ride. Today it was very hazy so senery so so. Many observation pull offs. On a bit clearer day this would be much nicer. Drive just fell on wrong day.

Thank John H
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teach3444
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Sandy H | Reviewed this property |
You'll get a map as you enter so you can see where you can get off and connect back with the interstate.
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Poulami M
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
Just a few more points: Route 211 for the last few miles before you arrive at Thornton Gap is a steep uphill drive with lots of curves. You pay your entrance fee at the Thornton Gap entrance. It's only about ten miles from... More
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Adnan H
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Dale P | Reviewed this property |
front royal
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