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Blue ridge Parkway Visitor Center

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195 Hemphill Knob Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-8686
+1 828-298-5330
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Great info & Helpful staff

Great place to stop for free information! Staff were very helpful, small gift shop offered some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JosieK16
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Sheridan, Wyoming
Beautiful

We stopped on way home to check out views and take a break. Staff friendly and helpful. Facilities... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
H6575YNdeborahg
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Bellefonte
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“park ranger” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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195 Hemphill Knob Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-8686
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+1 828-298-5330
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"park ranger"
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"beautiful drive"
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"nice gift shop"
in 9 reviews
"stretch your legs"
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"short film"
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"great displays"
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"main visitor"
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"center provides"
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"great info"
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"clean restrooms"
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"natural beauty"
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"fall colors"
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"worth a stop"
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"for sale"
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"local artists"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to stop for free information! Staff were very helpful, small gift shop offered some cute items. Nice and clean .. nice displays with historical area details

Thank JosieK16
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped on way home to check out views and take a break. Staff friendly and helpful. Facilities well taken care of.

Thank H6575YNdeborahg
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must-see stop along the Blue ridge parkway. Exhibits offer visitors an overview of attractions/products available in the area and there is an excellent movie which portrays the history of the area and its people. Good place to take a break, walk around,...More

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rangers at the visitor center asked what our interests were for our visit and gave us a wonderful itinerary! They were very knowledgeable of the hiking trailers so they can suggest anything for any hiking level. We look forward to exploring more next time.

Thank Ljcully
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Six thousand feet up and in the clouds. Breathtaking. Definitely a bucket list trip. Stop and buy the t-shirt that turns colors when exposed to the sun.

Thank Serena414
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad I went to the visitors center . Got me completely informed of what was ahead . Wanted to see the slow beauty of it. If you aren’t sure of it . Then definitely stop in.

Thank eswain50
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It helps to stop at this visitor center so one can get an idea of the extent of the Blue Ridge Parkway. For National Park Passport holders, a stamp for the Parkway and one for the visitor center are available. The displays explore the creation...More

Thank Darrell L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of handmade items to view. Great stop to walk around and stretch your legs ask questions, get a map. Many talented artist works to choose from. Also got a great jacket in the gift shop.

Thank TravelTN33
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pulled in here on a whim to see if we could pick up some pamphlets or a map as we entered the parkway area. Great location and restrooms, nice staff!

Thank DKG905
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff is super nice and knows their stuff. Highly recommend stopping by and then driving the parkway. Beautiful!!!

Thank DavidPryor
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bsunick
January 14, 2017|
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Response from ChefMarkChristopher | Reviewed this property |
No easy amswer to your question. A simple response would be "it depends". This particular Visitor Center is located on a section that is used like a main artery, somthe Park Service keeps it open AS LONG AS IT IS SAFE TO... More
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