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“A Perfect Fall Drive” 5 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.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A Perfect Fall Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The drive through the mountains is absolutely breathtaking. The sunrise and sunset's here are amazing. I wish we had gotten here a little later to see the leaves change...they make for an incredible vista. During this trip we took part in a ranger guided tour talking about the volcanic history of the area. It was very informative, I had no idea some of these areas existed in the park. We plan on going back again this week to explore more of the area.

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We initially entered Skyline Drive at Thorton Gap and drove to the Northern end. Beautiful views and with the numerous overlooks that allow you to see all of the valley it is worth the drive. The wildlife that roams along the way is also great we saw 3 bears, one which ran in front of us across Skyline. Great trip just allow for extra time in your trip as the speed limit is only 35.

Visited September 2013
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Newport News
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful drive in the mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The drive has so many overlooks to stop at and gaze at the beauty of the mountains. Also along the drive there are several campgrounds, picnic grounds and hikes to enjoy.

Visited June 2013
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Williamstown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Breath taking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This was our first trip here. We started at the Northern end and went 65 miles south. It was so peaceful and what a view. We walked a few trails(not completely) just to get a feel of it. It was everything we had heard about it. wish we had time to see the entire length. We had deer come right up to the car and walk around at the way station.

Visited September 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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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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