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Blue ridge Parkway Visitor Center

195 Hemphill Knob Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-8686
+1 828-298-5330
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There was a man working behind one of the counters who seemed to be exceptionally good at providing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JCtatorknit C
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Herndon, Virginia
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The trip up is unbelievable. Take your time. At the top, check out the last 200 yards. It is the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Smith L
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San Antonio
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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195 Hemphill Knob Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-8686
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+1 828-298-5330
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"beautiful drive"
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"national park"
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"nice gift shop"
in 9 reviews
"interactive map"
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"short film"
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"great displays"
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"main visitor"
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"center provides"
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"great info"
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"stretch your legs"
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"for sale"
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"clean restrooms"
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"natural beauty"
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"fall colors"
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"worth a stop"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There was a man working behind one of the counters who seemed to be exceptionally good at providing traveling directions and tips. I heard him helping numerous people and making some great recommendations. I liked looking around and learning about the Blue Ridge Parkway. The...More

Thank JCtatorknit C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The trip up is unbelievable. Take your time. At the top, check out the last 200 yards. It is the highest point on the east side of the Mississippi. The trip down is just as spectacular.

Thank Smith L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Super duper smart rangers ready to start the visit out right. Stop here first to get maps, ask questions and formulate a plan.

Thank JLKunciw
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Blue Ridge Parkway was amazing. Stopping at the visitor center is a MUST so that you don't miss all of the amazing stops along the parkway. Very helpful.

Thank lisahennings
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasent driving experience and the views are great. We did not drive the entire parkway, but got a good taste of what it is all about.

Thank 46raphaelp
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really everything else in Asheville pales in comparison to a drive thru the Blue Ridge Parkway...the visitor center is clean and inviting and good place to start...the beauty of the mountain will take your breath away and can't be compared to other things...do yourself a...More

Thank Writerwife
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center every June when we ride our motorcycles for a week in that area. It is a good place to stop after a long ride on the Parkway. The restrooms are clean and there is a nice little...More

Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to stop and stretch your legs while checking out local arts and crafts. Pick up maps of the BRP and the surrounding area to explore the mountains.

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to stop in and plan your trip on the parkway! It is highly recommended to figure out which parts you really want to see especially if you have a limited amount of time. The local guide and the employees of the store are...More

Thank ej9718
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose it's because of Asheville's artistic community that the visitor center has such a wide array of artwork of all types on display and for sale. It's truly worth a visit just to look around.

Thank 30POP
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bsunick
January 14, 2017|
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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
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