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Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center

We went here because we wanted to pursue some waterfalls along the BRPW. We talked to several very... read more

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195 Hemphill Knob Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-8686
+1 828-298-5330
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All reviews park ranger stretch your legs short film beautiful drive center provides nice little gift shop great displays main visitor great info clean restrooms fall colors for sale local artists on display brp walkway information
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can learn so much at visitors' centers, especially the ones that try to educate you about what your about to see. In my opinion, our National Park Service Visitors' Centers do this the best. The Blue Ridge Parkway Center did not fail in this...More

Thank mikelcesc
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here because we wanted to pursue some waterfalls along the BRPW. We talked to several very knowledgeable folks at the center, and they informed us of ice and snow closures on the highway and suggested some alternative plans. The place is big, bright,...More

Thank maggiemagoo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Be sure to watch the short film that loops continuously, beautiful cinematography of wonderful scenery.

Thank Rick n Deb H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bought a hand-carved bread bowl that remains one of my favorite pieces of "Americana" art. There are many other types of artwork that are sure to appeal to you.

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time doing the Blue Ridge Parkway while visiting Asheville. Not knowing what to expect, we decided to stop by the visitor center for some advice. So glad we did. We obtained a great deal of information, maps, and suggestions from a very educated staff...More

Thank oduarte
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Park Rangers were so helpful in guiding us to the best areas for leaf peeping. They knew right where to go. The movie explaining the history of the parkway is worth seeing, too. Nice gift shop. Also trail maps are available to help you...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the Southern portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway during the peak of Fall color, so we had a very enjoyable experience. The visitor's center was a great introduction to the parkway, the history, and the area in general. There is a short orientation...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here after a full weekend on asheville. The leaves had just turned. It was beautiful. We enjoyed the visitors center. However, the 1.2 hike was even more impressive. You need to stop here. Perfect for families with young kids.

Thank annaleet
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of places to park, has public restroom and most likely can answer any question you may have about the parkway and they surrounding area. Pleasant people.

Thank beachsunfun37
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did both the Mount Pisgah and Mount Mitchell legs of this road. Plenty of beautiful views, lookouts, waterfalls and amenities depending on where you stop. The visitor information centre on the Mt Mitchell leg is a good place to start. Although windy the road is...More

Thank Paul U
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Response from ChefMarkChristopher | Reviewed this property |
No easy amswer to your question. A simple response would be "it depends". This particular Visitor Center is located on a section that is used like a main artery, somthe Park Service keeps it open AS LONG AS IT IS SAFE TO... More