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“Must-Do”

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Empire
Certificate of Excellence
Greenville, SC
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Must-Do”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a beautiful drive that took us about 2 hours with stops. Other reviewers have covered it well.

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hard to find, tough to beat”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a hard time finding this lovely drive, not sure why. But there was no way we were going to give up, after reading all the great reviews here on Trip Advisor.

It was so worth the effort - and the $10. The best overlooks are 9 and 10 - truly amazing, you have to see them. The dune at no. 9 was about a 45 degree angle and people were going down it, then climbing back up. They looked like tiny specks at the bottom, and there is a sign posted that says it takes 2-3 hours to climb back up. It also says that you will be charged if you have to be rescued.

Visited August 2014
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Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must do!”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

One of America's great drives. Not to be missed. Plan a good couple of hours to half day to enjoy everything.

Visited August 2014
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Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amazing views!”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nothing I disliked, okay maybe having more time to enjoy it. I loved the different views, viewing areas, trails, etc.

Visited August 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
259 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Lovely must-do drive”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

For those that choose the numbered stops, a great insight into the unique features of the dunes. If you don't have the time to listen to your phone option, drive along and stop and enjoy the views of Lake Michigan & Glen Arbor/Glen Lake. Drive in along the trees is very cool and enjoyable. One stop has a steep cliff which is not recommended. There are a couple overlooks that are truly lovely and show the immensity of these dunes.

Visited August 2014
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