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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
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+1 540-999-3500
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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One of the Great Drives in the US

This ranks up there with US 1 in the Florida Keys for regional history and beauty. Take three days and do some hiking and see the sights as you meander through Shenandoah.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Curtice, Ohio
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Curtice, Ohio
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358 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ranks up there with US 1 in the Florida Keys for regional history and beauty. Take three days and do some hiking and see the sights as you meander through Shenandoah.

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Delhi, New York
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138 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our third time on Skyline Drive and it didn't disappoint. Went for the scenery, some short hikes with the kids and wildlife. We saw 9 bears and 49 deer on one 9 hour trip. Deer are actually a bit of a nuisance, especially at dusk/dark. Sunsets can be amazing and seem to change at every turn/overlook. Take your... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

105 miles of hilltop driving at 35 miles an hour. Many stops and scenic look outs available left and right. Once you have seen one, the next is the same. Scenary is beautiful, lots of trees but unless you are going to hike or overnight, this is a pretty ordinary drive.

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Crestview, Florida
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415 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed driving skyline Drive from the Cell at Elkton all the way up to the north end. It was a little bit too early in the spring for the trees to be really pretty, and the views were all pretty hazy and hard to get a clear photograph of the vistas. But it's a fun relaxing drive at 35... More 

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Chicago
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drive is 105 miles from North to South, with only 4 entrance points. Lots of scenic turn offs, but many of them are very similar. Limited services (food, gas, hotels etc) along the route.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a challenge for me to describe the unique tranquility of this beautiful drive. The road is in excellent shape, smoothly paved, with gentle curves and more than 75 overlooks, many with very interesting signs that provide info on the natural setting or the history of the particular area.

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Byhalia, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There was fog on the mountains during our drive, but that only created an ethereal experience. Passing through the clouds and seeing the mist were enchanting. We occasionally were able to see the valleys and hollows which also were shrouded in mist. We saw a couple of deer and thousands of blooming dogwoods trees. Our hike through the foggy mist... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited on April 23rd for Bike the Drive. The north section of the Skyline Drive was closed to cars for the day. Parking was at the high school and we got to ride up beyond the visitors center before we turned back due to getting a later start than planned. What a beautiful day. Thanks to the staff and... More 

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115 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Drove from Alexandria and entered the park through the north entrance at Front Royal. The trees were still bare. We took our time driving and stopping at some of the pullouts. Though the valleys and vistas were scenic, the drive would surely have been more impressive during autumn. We hiked Stony Man Trail which had a view. We didn't have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great drive. Great views. As long as you're not in a hurry!! Speed limit is 35 for most of it. Lower in some areas. Not a problem on vacation but unfortunately some other drivers ARE in a hurry. We just pulled over and let them pass. Beautiful views. Wildlife (deer, wild turkeys, lots of birds including a pilleated woodpecker), wild... More 

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