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Linville Caverns – North Carolina’s only show caverns. Open all year, but days and hours vary. Courteous, experienced guides, outstanding gift shop. Located on US 221 between Linville and Marion, just 4 miles south of Parkway Milepost 317.4. Turn left on US 221 toward Linville Falls and Marion. www.linvillecaverns.com… Read More
Your Lost Sea adventure includes a ¾ mile round-trip walking tour on wide sloping pathways and a glass-bottom boat ride on The Lost Sea, America’s Largest Underground Lake. Guides share the cavern’s exciting & colorful history and explain the fascinating geological development of the immense cavern rooms and rare… Read More
Luray Caverns – Eastern America’s largest and most popular caverns. A U.S. Natural Landmark featuring the world’s only Stalacpipe Organ.  Enjoy step-free entrance and tours on all-paved walkways through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn. Just 10 minutes from Skyline… Read More
Engage your senses and stimulate your mind at Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson located 2 miles SE on Route 53 off Route 20 & I-64 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Day passes include house tours. Special tours including the Behind-the-Scenes tour also offered daily. Advance booking available online.  Explore hundreds of… Read More
Mystery Hill has been amazing Parkway visitors for over 70 years. Fun and educational for the entire family. Explore North Carolina’s only Natural Gravitational Anomaly (see above photo), experience hands-on science activities, create giant soap bubbles big enough to surround an adult, try… 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
Natural Bridge Zoological Park – Discover the largest & most complete collection of birds & animals in the state of Virginia. Ride on an elephant, stand next to a giraffe, see a huge white tiger, hug baby llamas & donkeys. Enjoy monkeys, gibbons, & mandrill baboons. See Himalayan bears,… Read More
The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest just south of  Asheville, NC. Accessible via Parkway Milepost 393.6, the Arboretum is surrounded by botanically-diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, encouraging personal connections with nature in the gardens, hiking… Read More
Ober Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s only ski area and amusement park. Ski, snowboard, and snow tube in winter; Alpine Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, Chair-Swing, Maze, and Mini-Golf in warmer months, and Ski Mountain Coaster, Scenic Chairlift, Wildlife Encounter, Ice Bumper Cars and Ice-Skating are available year round! Visit www.obergatlinburg.com or… Read More
Oconaluftee Indian Village poses the question, “Is it actually Cherokee history if it’s still happening?” Today you can transport back to an 18th century village full of authentic stickball demonstrations, dance, staged war reenactments—you name it. If it happened then, it’s happening now. Season opens May 1st, and tickets and… Read More