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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Address: Asheville, NC
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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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US$89.95*
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Flame Azalea and Fern Forest Combo Horseback Trail Ride
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Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls
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Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail

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Amazing Views

Amazing view with lots of great stopping points and vistas. Plenty of waterfalls and hikes along the way.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing view with lots of great stopping points and vistas. Plenty of waterfalls and hikes along the way.

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North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Blue Ridge Parkway is great for a day trip for the family. I love going there in the car and on my motorcycle, all year long. There are a lot of overlooks and places to stop to look at the beautiful scenery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So many spots to see great views from your car, and if you're into hiking there are a ton if spots you can just park your car and go! There is a fair mix between easy to moderate trails, so there is something for everyone.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had really wanted to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to it's highest elevation unfortunately there are parts of the parkway that close due to possible snow and/or ice. It was still a beautiful drive and we stopped at the local craft store and really enjoyed seeing the local artwork. I would recommend before going checking on possible closures.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to DuPont State Park with a 12, 11, 9yr old and it was absolutely beautiful. We did 3 hikes that were all together and totaled about 2 miles round trip. We started with Hooker Falls which is flat and short which was good bc we thought it was beautiful but it ended up being the most unimpressive of... More 

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Greensboro, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful drive anytime of the year! Some sections might be closed during the winter. Lots of beautiful views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the parkway! The views are gorgeous and the personnel at the visitor information centers are so helpful. There are also trails all along the way for you to enjoy.

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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Each season is another world, another adventure over the next hill around each curve. If all you want is a brief taste, just hop on at any spot...but don't think that all of the road is the same. Look for overlooks, tunnels, lakes and waterfall hikes. Early mornings and late evenings keep an eye peeled for wildlife. Higher elevations can... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

...because I don't want it to get crowded. :) The parkway is a beautiful place to cruise along. Please don't go there if you're in a hurry, no one needs you on their tail, speeding and endangering cyclists and animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The is the best view of the Smokey mountains that I have ever seen. Take your time. Bring a picnic. Bundle up for cold weather, the view is worth it. Families, hikers, and nature lovers come anytime of the year. Those who think that the Smoky Mountains is Branson or Dollywood, come and see what the pioneers saw. Beautiful and... More 

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