Blue Ridge Parkway

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Blue Ridge Parkway Information

The Blue Ridge Parkway borders both the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Park, offering stunning views of Appalachia.

The Blue Ridge Parkway, noted for its relaxing pace and scenic beauty, also showcases a cross-section of Appalachian mountain culture and history. Stretching 469 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains through North Carolina and Virginia, it encompasses some of the oldest pre-historic and early European settlements.

Visitors can trace much of the history of Appalachian culture by observing overlook signs, visitor center exhibits, restored historic structures, and developed areas, all of which reveal the many communities along the route that make the region so special.

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Blue Ridge Parkway
199 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville , NC

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