Blue Ridge Parkway
Experience America's Favorite Drive
Home > Explore > Visitor Information > Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge +
Decrease Text Size Increase Text Size Email This Page Print This Page Bookmark This Page

Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge +

101 Shenandoah Avenue, NE

Roanoke, VA 24016

(800) 635-5535 

Virginia’s Blue Ridge

For a surprising metro mountain experience, get away to the Virginia's Blue Ridge offering over 5,000 guest rooms along with an array of eateries and attractions. Whether it is cultural experiences, living history, farmers’ markets, outdoor recreation, or unique shopping and restaurants, you’ll find something to enjoy. Relax and unwind for another day of adventure at a cozy bed & breakfast or a hotel with just the right amenities. Visit the “Special Offers” page on our website or mobile site for savings on accommodations, restaurants and more during your stay in Virginia's Blue Ridge. (www.visitvablueridge.com)

Let us help you discover our vibrant mix of arts and culture, cuisine and shopping.

Call for your FREE Visitor's Guide (800) 635-5535 or stop by our Visitor Information Center (open daily 9am - 5pm March to December, check website for Jan.-Feb. hours) in Downtown Roanoke just 15 minutes from Milepost 120 or 121. (101 Shenandoah Ave., NE Roanoke VA 24016)

For more information, call 800-635-5535 or www.VisitVABlueRidge.com

Highlights & Happenings

  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • Today the manor and the entire estate are one of the most heavily used areas along the Parkway and home to the Parkway Craft Center. Carriage roads are popular for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, especially by residents of the Boon
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • For generations, visitors have headed for the Craggies in June, typically the prime time for viewing the pink and purple blooms of Catawba rhododendrons that blanket much of the area.
  • 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.
  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • 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.
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Watch an orientation video and learn how to make the most of your visit to the Parkway and region at this visitor center. View exhibits featuring the unique Parkway design and construction, the natural and cultural history, and recreational opportuni
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 68th 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.
  • What To Do
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than a road – it is a beautiful journey that entices visitors to explore a 469-mile gateway to America’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
Contact | Press | Sitemap | Mobile

© 2017 Blue Ridge Parkway Association, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
P.O. Box 2136, Asheville, NC 28802-2136
webmaster@blueridgeparkway.org
Web Design by BlueKey in Charleston, SC