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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

  • 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.
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, picnic area, campground, lodge, restaurant, and country store make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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