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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Phone Number:
+1 540-999-3500
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of...

105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.

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Excellent Park magnificent views saw a bear and deer it took approximately three and a half hours to get through the park well worth the trip

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lawrence C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Park magnificent views saw a bear and deer it took approximately three and a half hours to get through the park well worth the trip

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Norwalk, CT
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our plan was to take the drive as a way to see the beautiful views. Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable and we ran into terrible fog. This made the drive dangerous and we left the road after realizing we wouldn't see very much. The road is winding, and we did not feel comfortable in the fog. However, we took a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth trip to Shenandoah National Park. Usually we go in July and if it’s too hot or humid the views aren’t as good. This year we went during Labor Day weekend. It was crowded but the park had several things going on and it was well worth it. One was a talk we attended about bears. It... More 

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Port Colborne, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful drive and breathtaking views. There was just a small amount of snow and ice on the rocks. For anyone that enjoys photography this drive offers so many opportunities to take pictures of that would make people put this on their bucket list for sure. It was beautiful in the winter and makes me want to return to see... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Skyline drive was made for motorcycle cruisers:Low speed, lots of twisties, beautiful scenery everywhere you turn your head. Weather can be a problem, and the hills can be covered by clouds, but it's worth taking the chance. At the southern end, Skyline connects with the Blue Ridge Parkway. Keep to the speed limit--lots of deer, bears and other creatures... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Took the skyline drive with my fiance because why not? We we were in the area and have never been there before so we wanted to get the best views. As we entered the drive we wondered what kinds of animals and birds we might see. We drove for about 25 minutes and really got wonderful pictures and saw some... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Ok, so the foliage might be a little thin, and the attractions and services are, well: closed, but a December weekday on the Blue Ridge is perfect if you want to enjoy the amazing vistas in peace. We drove the 67 miles from Elkton to Front Royal in about 2 hours, and we saw a grand total of about 20... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Week of Thanksgiving. We drove from PA to TN with a day trip through the 105 miles of Skyline Drive. It was relaxing with many overlooks and vistas. We should have stayed longer and will make this a destination next year. We did not get chance to hike any of the trails because the weather took a turn for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

If you have never been, put this on your bucket list. The mountains and valleys are just beautiful. We were there in October and just missed the prime color.

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Thank 311kathrynb
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It was very beautiful but the only downside was we missed the fall colors. It would have been spectacular if the colors were ayipo there. Will go sometime soon again. Definitely worth going in spring and fall if you love to go hiking.

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