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“Very pretty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very pretty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

A pretty ride with some fantastic views. The highlight of the drive was a bear in a tree. Traffic became backed up for quite a way, but it was fantastic to see the bear climb down and walk away. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it on one of the many pull overs while you enjoy the view.

Visited September 2013
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ankeny
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“lovely drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We took a drive on a portion of Skyline Drive and it was wonderful. We saw a black bear mom with her two cubs right by the road. We also saw deer. This is meant to be a slow drive if you want to enjoy the surroundings. We made some stops for pictures and plan to go back another time. Unfortunately several motor cycles seemed to think it was a speedway for them. So to them - go elsewhere if you find the need to speed around each other.

Visited September 2013
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Beardsley, MN
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112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Very long, windy drive. Beautiful scenery with plenty of Overlooks for photos. Did have to stop for a bear cub to cross & plenty of deer roaming around

Visited September 2013
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A nice drive near DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This was a nice drive through the National Park with lots of stops and overlooks. It is probably one of the nicer drives of the East Coast near a major metropolitan area.

Visited September 2013
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new iberia,la
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Mother Nature at its best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We drove only a portion of Skyline drive due to time restriction.. But it was absolutely beautiful... There are many lookout points with breathtaking views!!! Beware of the deer crossing the road... Got out of the car and walked up to a doe & got great close up pic! This is a must see !!!!

Visited September 2013
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