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Blue Ridge Parkway

NC
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This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (471 reviews)
“speed limit” (237 reviews)
“fall colors” (193 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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NC
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+1 828-298-0398
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"beautiful drive"
in 471 reviews
"speed limit"
in 237 reviews
"fall colors"
in 193 reviews
"craggy gardens"
in 207 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 181 reviews
"blowing rock"
in 157 reviews
"pull over"
in 73 reviews
"linville falls"
in 116 reviews
"folk art center"
in 156 reviews
"take your time"
in 188 reviews
"mount mitchell"
in 133 reviews
"scenic overlooks"
in 141 reviews
"pisgah inn"
in 107 reviews
"visitor centers"
in 74 reviews
"take pictures"
in 149 reviews
"little switzerland"
in 78 reviews
"graveyard fields"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was traveling from PA to TN and decided to take a respite from the highway and drive this road for a while. I drove it for about 25 miles and enjoyed it. The scenic overlooks were tremendous. Looking down on the Shenandoah Valley was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Blue Ridge Parkway should not be missed. It is a beautiful drive with picturesque stops along the way.

1  Thank B D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is so much to see on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The visitor's center gives lots of free brochures, including one for all the trails. You could spend every day for weeks and never explore everything this area has to offer. We plan to go...More

Thank Christie P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just once in your life you must drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and experience its beauty and no traffic signals. Many scenic overlooks for pictures and places to visit. I suggest stopping at the Orchards at Altapass if you are driving through. Weekends they...More

1  Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway from Blowing Rock, NC to Asheville, NC. It is about a 100 mile trip through some of the most beautiful scenery you will see. The road winds and turns the whole way as you make your way through the...More

1  Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just love driving on the parkway. It feels so magical and serene with diverse and breathtaking views. We stopped and hiked the Smart View Loop trail (milestone 154) and it was an absolutely spectacular wooded walk.

Thank CoalOhio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove the parkway on a stormy day and the clouds and views were breath taking. But need to be careful what cut off you take as they may lead to nowhere..

Thank mfisher1028
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any time you can spend lazily cruising along on the Blue Ridge Parkway, do it! From historical sites to beautiful vistas, you won't be sorry you took a bit of a detour. So much better than getting stuck in traffic anywhere else.

2  Thank kolestudios
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway from Price Park to Jeffress Park and stopped at the many roadside parking areas to enjoy the numerous beautiful vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Recommend. Recommend. Recommend.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only had a day in Asheville and drove the parkway in the early morning when the mist was still hanging in waves over the mountains. It was like an ocean of beauty! If you have time try to do a leisurely drive in the...More

Thank Devon-Elizabeth S
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anita l
20 July 2018|
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Response from alphawolfie | Reviewed this property |
We went north to south. if you are interested in the viaduct that goes around grandfather mountain, then you need to go north to south so that you are in the outside lane. Check before you go, as when we went the viaduct... More
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BobHarrelson
19 June 2018|
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Response from Blue Ridge Park... A | Property representative |
Hey! It's not as steep here as there. Check out the RVing section of blueridgeparkwayorg website for all info (and tunnel clearances). It's right on the homepage in a green box titled "So Many Ways to Enjoy."
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