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This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (465 reviews)
“speed limit” (236 reviews)
“fall colors” (193 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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NC
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"beautiful drive"
in 465 reviews
"speed limit"
in 236 reviews
"fall colors"
in 193 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 180 reviews
"craggy gardens"
in 204 reviews
"blowing rock"
in 156 reviews
"linville falls"
in 116 reviews
"pull over"
in 73 reviews
"take your time"
in 187 reviews
"folk art center"
in 156 reviews
"scenic overlooks"
in 139 reviews
"mount mitchell"
in 133 reviews
"visitor centers"
in 74 reviews
"pisgah inn"
in 108 reviews
"take pictures"
in 149 reviews
"little switzerland"
in 77 reviews
"hiking trails"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Blue Ridge Parkway is absolutely a national treasure. It's a fantastic place to unplug and experience all the everyday miracles we lose sight of; fireflies rising at dusk, the smell of flowers blooming, the sight of a bear cub and its mom leisurely crossing...More

Thank meribor2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is difficult to put into words. The parkway is a 400 mile two lane highway that has a has max speed of 45mph. It is bookmarked by two national parks. The highways is surround by state forest and state parks. It is amazing that...More

1  Thank realbiglu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure we were on it sometime during our trip to Tennessee but I honestly don't remember it. I know we started on it once but it was raining so we didn't go very far.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I had an open Sunday afternoon in Asheville so we decided to drive up to the parkway. Actually, he called Asheville Motorcycle Rentals (828-423-3300) and rented a Harley for the trip. I drove my Mustang. We had a great time taking in...More

Thank LairdMcSam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re near Asheville or Black Mountain North Carolina, you have to travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fantastic vistas whether it’s summer or fall. We went in April 18 and the trees had not started budding yet so you could see details of the...More

1  Thank Robin A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove south from SR 191 to Clingmans Dome in the Smokies! An awesome trip with outstanding views around every turn! Take a lawn chair and find your favorite spot to linger!

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I drove much of the Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville to Smoky Mountains NP. We loved the frequent vistas and tunnels. There are also a number of trails along the parkway. The fall foliage was stunning during our visit in early...More

Thank newlymarriedman12
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Actually starting in Virginia after completeing the Shennandoah parkway, this beautiful undisturbed continuation of mother nature at her finest is a great 468 mile family bonding experience. With mutiple stops, and various hiking trails along the way there is a little something for everyone no...More

2  Thank jennifera399
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Fall on the Parkway! This has to be one of the most beautiful times! This trip was from Asheville to Marbry Mill! Have been across in both directions many time and this truly is the most amazing road in America!!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

2017 I traveled the total length of the BRP from Front Royal, VA to Cherokee, NC. The VA portion rides through the Shenandoah Valley looking up at the mountains. Once in NC the parkway travels along the mtn ridgetops looking down into the valley and...More

2  Thank UltraRider07
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Fran R
April 7, 2018|
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Response from wilsho | Reviewed this property |
The route via the BRP though beautiful would probably take you quite a bit longer than taking the interstate from Charlotte to DC. I suggest you map out both routes to see how long each would take and then make your... More
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April 3, 2018|
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Response from Robin A | Reviewed this property |
Sounds fun! My husband and I have stay in the Highlands-Franklin area too. We love Black Mtn N.C. with its shops and restaurants. You can hop on the Blue Ridge there at Hwy 70. Craggy Gardens is a beautiful area. If you’re... More
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