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“Nice little visitor center” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dickey Ridge Visitor Center

Dickey Ridge Visitor Center
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Owner description: Get information here about the things to see and do in Shenandoah.
Florida
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108 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice little visitor center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

This visitor center was in a nice location. Clean restrooms. There was a nice view outside. You could sit out there and relax. The rangers in the visitor center were very helpful and nice. You can also sign your little ones up to be Junior Rangers. My daughter did that in the past and really enjoyed it.

Visited June 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The Lay of the Land”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

A great place to start on the Skyline Trail in Shenandoah National Park. Be sure to watch the 10 minute video - started upon request. Nice gift shop without outrageous prices. Park Ranger available for more information. Get your National Park Passport stamp here. Stop at Skyland Resort and Big Meadows area for a taste and history of the park.

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank IAKoalaGal
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Great Falls, Virginia
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373 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“OK, But Big Meadows Visitor Center Is Much Better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

There is nothing wrong with this visitor center. Indeed, the view is excellent. But Big Meadows Visitor Center is far better for giving one the history of the Shenandoah National Park. Of course, if you are driving Skyline Drive, do both visitor centers

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank realbigbear
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Herndon, Virginia
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305 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Small Visitor Center, but Good Ranger Programs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dickey Ridge is probably the first visitor center most people come to in the park, and it makes a pretty good first impression. It has an awesome overlook of the Shenandoah Valley. The visitor center itself is pretty small, but they do have a few exhibits about the wildlife you're likely to see. They make up for the small visitor center, though, by having great ranger programs there. Check the schedule on the NPS website before you go; usually there are several ranger talks a day.

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank apdemas
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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130 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Park rangers at the ready!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This visitor center is a nice facility with a great porch and rocking chairs for looking out on the big meadow, but the real value of this visitor center is the opportunity to connect with a park ranger. The rangers are knowledgeable about everything you can imagine...which hike you would enjoy most, the weather forecast, where to see wildlife, etc. They lead a number of very good programs, some about the science in the park and some about the history of the park. The rangers are wonderful with kids and make it fun to become a junior ranger. Check out the ranger-led programs and take advantage of this fantastic resource available to you. Every visit to a national park should include at least one conversation with a ranger!

Visited June 2014
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6 Thank Jodi307
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