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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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Stunning!

We only traveled about a dozen or so miles on the parkway as it was technically out of our way but completely worth it! The views are so stunning! Highly recommended especially if... read more

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only traveled about a dozen or so miles on the parkway as it was technically out of our way but completely worth it! The views are so stunning! Highly recommended especially if you love a good photo opportunity. Obviously the best time would be when the leaves are changing colors but we traveled very early fall and it was... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most beautiful road to enjoy scenary but frequent closure of various section could play sploiler

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Thank OneTrueWanderer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hundreds of miles of spectacular views! Everyone should travel at least a portion of the Parkway while visiting one of the many destinations that cross paths with an entry point. If you are planning a trip to specifically travel the Parkway be sure to do so during the Autumn Season when the leaves are at their peak of color.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fabulous views and many places to stop and enjoy the incredible views and take pictures. Trails for hiking, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a simple ride through any season can soothe the soul. The views leave you in a sense of tranquility. Absolutely breathtaking!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 3 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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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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