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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains...

This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.

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Birthday party on the blue ridge

lovely area to have a party and lots for the kids to do! enjoy riding bikes picnicking and so much more. large area for a lot of people

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovely area to have a party and lots for the kids to do! enjoy riding bikes picnicking and so much more. large area for a lot of people

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Fairview, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easily one of the most beautiful drives in the United States, in particular heading south from the Asheville area. Pisgah Inn restaurant is exceptionally pleasant with unsurpassed views. The drive continues to offer wonderful views all the way into Gatlinburg, TN.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very scenic and pretty drive. Well worth the time. We didn't tell the kids we took the scenic route home and they couldn't figure out why it took us an extra 3 hours to get home :)

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Thank Kristin2769
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love to hike and just enjoy the parkway....Awesome and great memories with the family. A hidden spot is the lynn lowery falls located in Haywood County. Looking forward to watching the clips in Aug on the Mt.

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Thank gvflb
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The parkway is close to Ashville. It's an easy drive, with great views, waterfalls, and hiking trails. There are plenty of overlooks to pull off and take photos.

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Hope, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If all you do is drive through, you may get tired of the remarkable vistas. And you may get tired of the 45 mph speed limit. FYI, the highest point is over 6,000 feet, north of Cherokee. The National Park Service has an indispensable map. If you get out and hike, there is a huge variety of very interesting terrain... More 

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South Sioux City, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing drive! Stunning views!!!!!!! The Linn Cove Viaduct was my favorite part and we also enjoyed Grandfather Mountain

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Thank ShiningStar0921
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring hiking shoes if you take the .8-mile trail from Craggy Gardens picnic ground to Craggy Gardens Visitor Center and be prepared to CLIMB! Breathtaking views and sparsely populated during our visit in early May.

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Thank CarrieSavZim
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually am pretty conservative with my reviews on Tripadvisor. But the Blue Ridge parkway has totally exceeded my expectations! It is a very special, very unique experience: an excellent two-lane road without any commercial vehicles, without any trace of commercial exploitation leading you through beautiful landscapes and mountains (up to 6.000 feet high) with many lookouts and amazing views.... More 

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Swannanoa, North Carolina
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting drive, but not for the speed merchant! Mostly 35mph. Even at that, pedestrians at stopping places seem to ignore daytime running lights on any traffic and step out into the road. Keep you wits about you as the driver and let your passengers admire the views. The visitors' centres are excellent. I can't see making this a centerpiece of... More 

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