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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Phone Number: 15406353566
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We entered the Skyline Drive from the town of Front Royal and our first stop at Dickey Ridge. It was a good pit stop to stretch our legs and restroom break. The first glimpse of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Traveltubbies
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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292 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We entered the Skyline Drive from the town of Front Royal and our first stop at Dickey Ridge. It was a good pit stop to stretch our legs and restroom break. The first glimpse of Shenandoah Valley could be seen from here and it was beautiful in autumn.

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Toms River
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

If you are entering the park from the north I would suggest that you stop here. They have good info on the park here. The rangers are helpful and glad to answer your questions. They helped us choose which hike we should try. They have some educational displays. They also have good restrooms.

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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Very Nice Visitor Center along the way. They have food, drinks and plenty of things to remember the beautiful trip along the way. Picked up some fresh blueberry jam, a shirt, hat and a couple stickers.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Before starting to hike get water and a map from the ranger. Two easy but rewarding hikes from this point are the Dickey Ridge Trail and the Snead Farm Trail. Both are easy yet provide a interesting hike with great views. Delightful in the fall.

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Dickey Ridge Visitor Center on Skyline Drive is a good place to stop when you want info on the park.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The Rangers are so nice, and helpful. I LOVE watching the CCC Boys film and the Gift. Watching these are a must when visiting Shenandoah National Park. The gift shop has nice items, and the view of Big Meadows is so pretty from its picture windows.

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Reidsville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

lots of souvenirs and trinkets for sale. uniformed rangers at the till... they could be better utilized outside talking to the visitors and explaining the park. that interaction was certainly lacking...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a small visitor's center on north end of skyline drive. There is a gift shop, information desk with two very helpful rangers as to hiking and driving questions! There are small displays about Shenandoah NP, but the films are 15 years old and very dated. There is also a lack of signage as to what is available. Overall,... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is the first Visitor Center you will come to when entering the park from the North. It is perched high above Front Royal and has a sweeping view of the valley below. The rest rooms are clean and large. There is a small shop, ranger station to ask trail and park questions and small nature museum. The adjoining picnic... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Pricing seemed to vary from stop to stop though as bought one item in one of the stores that they had in another stop more than $20 cheaper!

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