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The Blue Ridge Parkway is no ordinary road. With grand mountains on either side, rich Appalachian cultures along the way and stunning landscapes from beginning to end, this is a journey unlike any in the world. But IT TAKES HARD WORK, AMPLE RESOURCES AND STEADY COMMITMENT to maintain this unforgettable… Read More
Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) partners with the National Park Service to conserve land along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Conservation makes possible the scenic views, wildlife habitat, and access to trails that make this a premier destination for park visitors. Visit ctnc.org/parkway to learn more about our work. Read More
Accessible from US 23, 441, 64, and NC 28. Gem and ruby mines, scenic waterfalls and more! For more information on accommodations and attractions, please contact the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce at 98 Hyatt Rd, Franklin, NC 28734. (828) 524-3161, (800) 336-7829, or www.franklin-chamber.com.  … Read More
FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge is a non-profit, volunteer, and membership organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Blue Ridge region. Members financially support FRIENDS programs. FRIENDS chapters are community-based organizations that empower and coordinate volunteers, projects, and events in their local areas. We extend our reach… Read More
The Great Smoky Mountains Association operates National Park Visitor Centers in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our mission is to support the scientific, historical and interpretive activities of Great Smoky Mountains National Park by providing educational products and services to park visitors. We offer individual and business… Read More
The National D-Day Memorial was constructed in honor of those who died on June 6, 1944 in the invasion of the French coastline during World War II, fighting in one of the most significant battles in our nations history. This solemn memorial pays tribute to those who served our… Read More