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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Address: Asheville, NC
Phone Number: +1 828-271-4779
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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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Beautiful Drive

Driven sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway many times over the last 40 or so years. Last time I went through a stretch that included working farm land. Keep saying that one day I... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Driven sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway many times over the last 40 or so years. Last time I went through a stretch that included working farm land. Keep saying that one day I will drive from end to end.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take some time to meander through the Blue Ridge Parkway. Going on a hike off the parkway? Hopefully you aren't on a time limit because many travelers take their time on this windy route and enjoy the views as they drive. Think of this road as 'enjoying the journey'. Otherwise you will be frustrated. If you are using it to... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove on Parkway to visit Mount Mitchell which was about 30 minute drive from Asheville. Well worth the drive. Beautiful mountains and scenery. The hike was about 300 yards and nice pavement to walk. It is uphill but several benches along the way to sit and rest if needed.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently drove on the parkway for the first time entering at Maggie Valley and driving south. Be wary that directions for places like Graveyard Fields will give you a mile marker, but when you get on the parkway, there are not clear directions as to whether the mile markers are going up or down and they are also hard to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I traveled here with girlfriends and it is beautiful. Lots of places to pull off for pictures. Would definitely go back.

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For most of Asheville you don't need a car but I highly recommend getting a convertible for a day and driving the Blu ridge Parkway. Ask your bartender in town for their favorite spot to hike

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been driving the Blue Ridge Parkway for well over 40 years and it never gets old, it rejuvenates the soul. Put the top down, roll down the windows and let the mountain air in. Take time to stop at the many overlooks and walk some of the nature trails. For a real relaxing time check out the Pisgah... More 

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Palisades, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we dorve on it for about 50 miles. There were so mnay vistas along the way we had to stop at each one. i would highly recommend this trip. you must go on it for a while you wont be disappointed

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to RV the entire Blue Ridge Parkway on Memorial Day weekend. We started on the Virginia side and came all the way to the end. To us the North Carolina side is much nicer than the Virginia side. Some of the lookouts were very overgrown. Overall, we enjoyed our trip and would encourage others to check it out.

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone not taking a trip on the beautiful scenic Blue Ridge Parkway is missing one of the travel events of your life time. The road is small and we'll maintained by the US National Park Service. Just Google it to see the history and construction and engineering that went into to this masterpiece of man and nature.

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