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We visited here a few days after the hurricane passed over and were seeking information about the... read more

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Great place to start your trip.

We stopped by to get local maps and advice for a 2 day tour of the smokies via the Blue Ridge... read more

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195 Hemphill Knob Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-8686
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All reviews park ranger stretch your legs beautiful drive nice gift shop short film great displays main visitor center provides great info clean restrooms natural beauty fall colors for sale local artists on display brp information
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Reviewed today

We visited here a few days after the hurricane passed over and were seeking information about the Parkway. We were informed and shown on a map were road blockages were together with ways off and back on. It was also quite a shock to be...More

Thank nsander219
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped by to get local maps and advice for a 2 day tour of the smokies via the Blue Ridge Parkway. A must if you did not pre-plan you visit.

Thank EastCoaster1010
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the visitor center to get a recommendation on where to drive and to pick out a hike or two. The staff was helpful and gave some good recommendations. Not the nicest or most organized visitor center, but good enough for what we...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We began on our journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway with a stop at the visitors’ center. The 25 minute film offered a preview of what we would see as we headed south on the Parkway. In addition to the park ranger on duty, we...More

Thank terrymartinson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to start your tour of the Blue Ridge Mountain. There are maps and exhibits to get you acquainted with the area. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. There is nice movie giving some history to the scenic road through...More

Thank DJKtravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped to get some maps and the staff was very friendly and informative. We also loved the short film in the cinema. There were some cute items for sale in the gift shop.

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THe visitor center has knowledgeable staff who can give you some history, maps, and tips of where to stop for the best views, and best detours and picnic areas. Know before you go!

Thank Rahaal
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Enjoyed our drive from Asheville to Linville Falls on the parkway. With so many scenic stops it took a good part of the day, so we decided to get off to go back to Asheville for a dinner reservation. It is similar to Natchez trace...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The drive is beautiful and peaceful. Bathrooms are few and fair between so be prepared!

Thank Theresa F
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The people at the information desk were really helpful and knowledgeable, and they gave us a lot of good suggestions about how to spend our time in the park. They also have maps, restrooms, and a small souvenir shop.

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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