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Only U.S. and Canadian residents will receive information by mail.  Visitors are welcome to view, download or print the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner from our website.

Please allow 5 weeks for delivery of the Blue Ridge Parkway Info Pak and 5-6 weeks for other brochures.  If you are traveling to the area before that time, you may pick up a Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner or a Blue Ridge Parkway map at any visitor center on the Parkway, as well as Virginia and North Carolina state welcome centers, and other regional visitor centers.   

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Blue Ridge Parkway Info Pak

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY INFORMATION PACKET - This packet includes a copy of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, Blue Ridge Parkway Map, and other Parkway area information. LIMIT ONE PER HOUSEHOLD.

TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS ONLY

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY DIRECTORY - TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS ONLY may request quantities of planners to make available to clients. Individuals, please request the Blue Ridge Parkway Information Packet which includes this publication. This travel planner includes Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee from the Shenandoah to the Great Smokies.

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY MAP - TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS ONLY may request quantities of maps to make available to clients. Individuals, please request the Blue Ridge Parkway Information Packet which includes this brochure. This map includes Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee from the Shenandoah to the Great Smokies.

Multi-State Travel Information

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FOUNDATION - As the primary fundraiser and trusted steward of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is forever committed to preserving the past, enhancing the present, and safeguarding the future of America's Favorite Journey. 336-721-0260. www.brpfoundation.org.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY - West of the Blue Ridge Mtns. To West Virginia, from Harpers Ferry, WV south to Roanoke, the Shenandoah Valley is a region rich with scenic beauty, natural wonders, history & recreational activities. www.visitshenandoah.org

North Carolina Travel Information

ALLEGHANY COUNTY - Once known as the "Lost Province," Alleghany County is now known as the "Unspoiled Providence" because of its scenic beauty. Nestled between age-old mountains and ancient rivers, you will find getting there is easy, leaving is not. 800-372-5473. www.sparta-nc.com

ASHEVILLE - Historic resort city is hub of the Great Smoky & Blue Ridge Mountains. Visitor Guide lists attractions, such as Biltmore, accommodations, regional maps and itineraries. 800-257-1300. www.exploreasheville.com

BEAR DEN FAMILY CAMPGROUND - the destination for North Carolina outdoor adventures! Cabins completely equipped and furnished. Campsites with water, electricity, fire-rings and picnic tables. 828-765-2888. www.bear-den.com

BOONE - Discover the beauty of the coolest spot in the south for hiking, biking, golfing, white water rafting, skiing or relaxing. Savor the beauty of mountain scenery. 800-852-9506. www.visitBooneNC.com

BRYSON CITY - Have a big vacation in a small town! Explore the Nantahala River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Fontana Lake. Beautiful scenery. Casual and affordable. Free guide. 800-867-9246. www.GreatSmokies.com

CHEROKEE INDIAN RESERVATION - Vacation in the real heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, the homeland of the Cherokee. Adventure, cultural attractions, history, fishing, fun parks and casino. Free vacation guide. 800-438-1601. www.cherokee-nc.com

CHETOLA RESORT AT BLOWING ROCK - "As legendary as the mountains." Over 100 beautiful rooms and condominiums on 87 acres. Breathtaking scenery, 2 restaurants, indoor sports & recreation center. Mid-week value rates 1-800-CHETOLA. www.chetola.com

CHIMNEY ROCK AT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK - Spectacular 75-mile view. Hike 3 trails to 404' Hickory Nut Falls. Ride a 26-story elevator inside the mountain. Lake Lure nearby. 40 minutes from Asheville. 800-277-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com

FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT & MARINA - offers over 400 acres of untouched nature and offers everything you need to host your family, group outing, outdoor adventure and more. 800-849-2258. www.FontanaVillage.com

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN - INCLUDED IN BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY INFO PACKET. Enjoy nature on a whole different level atop the highest peak in the Blue Ridge. Swinging bridge; bears, otters, and other native animals; picnicking; and hiking. 800-468-7325, MP 305. www.grandfather.com

GREENSBORO - Greensboro is fun for the whole family! You'll find beautiful scenery, historic sites, great kids' activities, lots of southern hospitality & plenty of shopping & dining. 800-344-2282. www.greensboronc.org

HEMLOCK INN - A Blowing Rock Tradition, open year round, downtowns best location. Walking distance of the shops and restaurants. Packages available. Gazebo with fountain and outside sitting area. 828-295-7987. www.hemlockinn.net

HENDERSONVILLE/FLAT ROCK - Let us help you plan your vacation adventures. Golfing, fishing, hiking, shopping, historic places, Flat Rock Playhouse, Carl Sandburg Home and accommodations information. 800-828-4244. www.historichendersonville.org

HIGHLANDS, NC - Experience Highlands: The quaint town of Highlands, NC is a hidden jewel surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest and situated atop a plateau at elevation 4118 feet. www.highlandschamber.org

MAST GENERAL STORE - Called a "destination" by Charles Kuralt, this historic general store has outfitted Appalachians since 1883. Original store-Valle Crucis, NC and Downtown Boone, Waynesville, Hendersonville, & Asheville, NC. 828-963-6511. www.mastgeneralstore.com

McDOWELL COUNTY - Mother Nature filled McDowell County with caverns, waterfalls & lakes. We've added museums, crafts, golf, & scenic back roads. Come see Nature's Treasury! 888-233-6111. www.McDowellNC.org

MOUNT AIRY - Mount Airy, inspirational town for the Andy Griffith Show and Andy's hometown. Home of the world's largest open faced granite quarry. 800-948-0949 www.visitmayberry.com

OLD SALEM - 18th century restored Moravian church town. See crafts and cooking demonstrations, shop, dine and visit Winkler Bakery. Museums, retail stores, and award-winning heirloom gardens. Visitor information 888-OLD-SALEM. www.oldsalem.org

SWITZERLAND INN - A little bit of Switzerland in NC. Fantastic mountain views. Rooms, suites, cottages, dinning, shopping, pool, tennis. Located on the Parkway at Little Switzerland exit. 800-654-4026. www.switzerlandinn.com

THE VILLAGE INNS OF BLOWING ROCK - Our 3 Inns are located within walking distance of Main Street. Rooms, suites & cottages available. Pet friendly. 828-295-3001. www.thevillageinnsofblowingrock.com

TWEETSIE RAILROAD - If you're ready for a trip back to the Old West, saddle up & head to Tweetsie Railroad for plenty of fun for the whole family! Live shows, 3 mile train trip, petting zoo, crafts, & rides. 800-526-5740. www.tweetsie.com

WILKES COUNTY - Something's always happening under Wilkes County's Carolina blue sky. Bring the whole family to Stone Mtn., Kerr Scott Lake, MerleFest, Apple Festival, Heritage Festival, & more. 336-838-8662. info@wilkesnc.org or www.wilkesnc.org

YANCEY COUNTY - "Heart of the Blue Ridge." Highest mountains in Eastern America, varied 4-season outdoor fun, delightful shops, small-town charm. Parkway Milepost 344, 35 miles from Asheville. www.yanceychamber.com

Tennessee Travel Information

GATLINBURG - Find out all the "big to do's" there are to do in Gatlinburg & the Great Smoky Mountains. Call 800-56-VISIT (4748) or visit www.gatlinburg.com

OBER GATLINBURG - Ride 120 passenger aerial tram to indoor ice skating, alpine slide, chairlift, bungee tower, water rides, go-karts, winter skiing, crafts, and more! 865-436-5423. www.obergatlinburg.com

PIGEON FORGE - Get your Travel Planner with information on our attractions, theaters, outlet malls, restaurants and Dollywood. Plan your fun filled Smokies getaway today! Call 800-964-8889 or visit www.mypigeonforge.com

TUCKALEECHEE CAVERNS - One of Tennessee's largest & most beautiful caverns. Open April 1 through October 31 in Townsend, TN. Rated A diamond attraction by AAA. Call 865-448-2274. www.tuckaleecheecaverns.com

Virginia Travel Information

APPOMATTOX, VIRGINIA - Where Our Nation Reunited! The final days of the American Civil War come to life in Historic Appomattox Virginia. 877-258-4739 www.TourAppomattox.com

BEDFORD - Nestled among Virginia's beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, with the National D-day Memorial, where Thomas Jefferson built his private retreat, and it's a place with unlimited appeal to visitors of all ages. www.visitbedford.com

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF VIRGINIA - Everybody loves visiting our theaters, outdoor parks, unique shops, historical sites, bluegrass music & annual festivals in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. 800-446-9670. www.virginiablueridge.org

BOTETOURT COUNTY - Botetourt County is one of Virginia's most scenic and historically significant counties. History, wine and outdoor recreation creates a vacation experience second to none. 540-473-1167 www.visitbotetourt.com

DINOSAUR LAND - A Prehistoric Forest that has come to life with over 30 exhibits on display. Bring your camera. Gift Shop. Between Front Royal & Winchester, VA on US 522. 540-869-2222. www.dinosaurland.com

FLOYD COUNTY - Enjoy live roots music, artisan trail, local foods and spirits, hiking and biking along 40 miles of the Parkway, historic churches and vibrant downtown Floyd. www.VisitFloydVa.com

FRANKLIN COUNTY - Nestled along Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Franklin County boasts an array of diverse experiences. Explore outdoor adventure, home grown music, artisan treasures and more.(540) 483-3040. www.visitfranklincountyva.org

FRONT ROYAL/WARREN COUNTY - Where the Skyline Drive begins. Visitor Center is open 362 days a year to help visitors with accommodations, dining, attractions and general information. www.discoverfrontroyal.com

LURAY CAVERNS - Largest & most popular caverns in the East. 10 minutes from central entrance to Skyline Drive & Shenandoah National Park. 15 minutes from I-81 exit 264. 540-743-6551. www.luraycaverns.com

LURAY-PAGE COUNTY - Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. "Once you visit us, you may never want to leave." 888-743-3915 or www.luraypage.com.

MONTICELLO - Mountaintop home designed by third President, Thomas Jefferson. Guided tours offered year-round. Tours of gardens and plantation community available seasonally. Free exhibition at Visitors Center. www.monticello.org

NATURAL BRIDGE - A National Historic Landmark; 18th century Monacan Indian Village, Caverns, Wax Museum, Toy Museum, Haunted Monster Museum... Great family fun! 800-533-1410 or www.naturalbridgeva.com

NEW MARKET BATTLEFIELD STATE HISTORICAL PARK - Museum exhibit presents entire Civil War with focus exhibit on the VMI cadets in battle. Museum shop, picnic area, overlooks. Walking trail on actual battlefield. 540-740-3101.

SHENANDOAH CAVERNS - American Celebration on Parade/Shenandoah Caverns. Experience the pageantry of America's parade float hall of fame. See breathtaking sights at Virginia's only cavern with elevator service. www.shenandoahcaverns.com

SHENANDOAH COUNTY - Something for everyone in any season! Beautiful mountains, Shenandoah Valley, golfing, skiing, hiking, canoeing, antiquing, history, vineyards, caverns. Wonderful hotels, B&B's & restaurants. www.shenandoahtravel.org

SKYLINE CAVERNS - See rare crystal formations known as Anthodites, 3 mysterious streams, 37' waterfall. Fast food, country store, miniature train. Near Skyline Drive in Front Royal, I-81/I-66. 800-296-4545. www.skylinecaverns.com

THOMAS JEFFERSON'S POPLAR FOREST - Designed and built by Jefferson as his year-round retreat. Award winning restoration in progress. Open daily April through November. Group tours by appointment. 804-525-1806. www.poplarforest.org

WAYNESBORO - YOUR WAYnesboro, where the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive meet, is a natural location to experience the Shenandoah Valley. From the local the P. Buckley Moss Museum, Heritage Museum, Virginia Civil War Trails Plumb House, and the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, to the nearby wineries and countless outdoor recreation opportunities. 540-942-6512. www.visitwaynesboro.net

WINCHESTER - George Washington's Office, Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, Abram's Delight, Belle Grove Plantation, Apple Blossom Festival, Cedar Creek Battlefield Re-enactment, historic shopping district, quaint inns, professional theatre, fine cuisine. www.visitwinchesterva.com

WYTHEVILLE - Something for everyone including Animal Park, Dinner Theatre, New Winery, Gem Mine, Indian Village, Outdoor Recreation, Shopping, Motels, Cabins, over 60 Restaurants & More! 877-347-8307. www.VisitWytheville.com

Pennsylvania Travel Information

GETTYSBURG - Relive the history, experience the passion. Discover the new Gettysburg museums, tours, Pres. Eisenhower's home, wineries, farm markets, shopping and more. Visit www.gettysburg.travel or call 800-337-5015 for a free travel guide.

Highlights & Happenings

  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Cumberland Knob, MP 217.5
  • Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. The m
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • At the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is perhaps the best representation of the varied combination of natural and cultural resources anywhere along the Parkway corridor. Visitors can tour a collection of nineteenth century far
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Blue Ridge Music Center
  • The Blue Ridge Music Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility built to preserve and promote the historic music of Virginia and the Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge region has produced more old-time and bluegrass musicians per capita than any o
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 67th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blooms & Wildlife Watching
  • Don't forget your cameras and binoculars when visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway! Learn when and where to see blooms along your journey.
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