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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains...

This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.

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Gorgeous drive - no matter where your going and even if going nowhere

Gorgeous drive - no matter where your going and even if going nowhere. The views are amazing from each pullout. Drive Safely

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Toronto, Canada
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very arduous trip which goes on forever and mostly what you see is trees, trees and trees with a few hillside views. We found mountain views just as good if not better from the Interstates. Difficult to get information before hand as the website is not user friendly. Tried phoning but kept getting voicemail and redirrected to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gorgeous drive - no matter where your going and even if going nowhere. The views are amazing from each pullout. Drive Safely

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Alabama
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402 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really long road and each section is very different, some spectacular and some so-so. But, even the spectacular change with the weather and season so make sure you check before hand. The beautiful view can be completely lost in fog. Come in winter? - road is CLOSED! It can be very cold up top compared to below... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So many great stops to explore, so many unexpected vistas. At 30 miles an hour, be prepared to sit back and enjoy the quiet, the peace, the scenery, the wildlife, and the multitude of stops along the way. Get out of the rush of the city and explore this road along the backbone of the mountain range, and let nature... More 

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are driving try not to be distracted by the great views. Concentrate on the road and pull off frequently.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It would be trite to attempt to outdo anyone else here on the beauty! Simply is beautiful, awesome and recommended. The road is good, the pull off's are many and the picnic area are nice. Negative - In mid-April despite warm weather there were NO facilities i.e. restaurants/camp grounds/Visitor stations open and NO SIGNS otherwise! Be Aware 8>)) - We... More 

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent our second trip to Asheville exploring the parkway to the south of town. Driving along the parkway towards the Great Smokey National Park is gorgeous. There are so many beautiful overlooks to pull over and check out while driving as well. Views for miles.Graveyard Fields and Falls on was our favorite stop along the way. We got there... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who knew as we drove up from Asheville on April 10th to Mt Michell that we would be having a snowball fight when we got to the top? The day had an incredible blue sky affording spectacular views from the summit. My 12 year old son and I couldn't help but start a snowball fight as soon as we left... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and saw the short film (worth seeing I think) and then drove a couple of the stretches and got out to take pictures as it was gorgeous. The roads are windy which makes it even better.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started at southern terminus and drove to Boone. It took about five hours - no speeding, which you really don't want to do on these super winding roads and tunnels. Stunning views from the upper mountain ridges make you feel like you're on top of the world. There are hikes and falls and places to stop to stretch along... More 

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