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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%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful drive” (471 reviews)
“speed limit” (237 reviews)
“fall colors” (193 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
NC
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+1 828-298-0398
Ways to Experience Blue Ridge Parkway
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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"
in 81 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days 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

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway was on my bucket list. Take it slow and enjoy the ambience. Many scenic overlooks to choose from. Take your time.

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have the opportunity to drive the entire Parkway but what we did was amazing! We were in a mid-size rental car, I can only imagine how wonderful the ride in a convertible or motorcycle would be. We pulled off several times to take...More

Thank Holly N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a motorcycle trip from Arkansas to North Carolina. We have been all over the U.S., and I have to say that this is one of the most beautiful roads to travel. I took a ton of pictures to show my family back home,...More

3  Thank Leeann B
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BobHarrelson
20 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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mndw
12 June 2018|
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Response from Blue Ridge Park... A | Property representative |
Hello. Visit our website to see Accessibility for all Parkway facilities. Look for it under Plan Your Trip in the top menu. You'll also find the Getting Started page that's also in that menu helpful - it includes drive times... More
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