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The 50,000-square-foot Museum of the Shenandoah Valley seeks to preserve and enrich the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. It sits on land originally claimed by Winchester founder James Wood in 1735.  Your visit includes the regional history museum complex including Glen Burnie Historic House, 6 acres 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,… Read More
One day here makes a lifetime of memories. From mild to wild, prepare for action-packed outdoor fun for all ages and skill levels! Raft, zip, rope, rock, paddle or saddle, mix and match to create your ideal vacation. Adventure awaits – call 800-PRO-RAFT or visit www.raftinginthesmokies.com to book today!… Read More
Explore Park is the place where adventure begins! This 1,100 acre recreation facility is operated by the County of Roanoke, VA and features direct access to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 115 and an easy fifteen minute drive to the cultural amenities in downtown Roanoke.   There’s so… Read More
Switzerland Cafe specializes in fresh, homemade sandwiches, soups, and quiches and we craft our own award-winning Applewood Smoked Trout and Hickory Smoked Pork BBQ. Serving lunch daily Easter – Halloween. Our General Store offers picnic items, wine, beer & cheese as well as T-Shirts, crafts and souvenirs. Open 7… Read More
Since 1892, The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant in Chimney Rock, NC has delighted weary guests with the soothing sounds of The Rocky Broad River, breathtaking views of The Blue Ridge Mountains, and the comforts of Southern-style dining with warm hospitality. Our calming Chimney Rock cabin rentals find the perfect… Read More
The Gap Deli at the Parkway serves homemade signature salads, sandwiches, soups, desserts, coffee and daily specials in a cozy atmosphere at Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 199.4 and US 52. All menu items are prepared with the freshest ingredients for taste and quality & our sandwiches are known for… Read More
The Mountaineer Inn was built in the late 1930s utilizing local resources, and today is Asheville’s landmark lodging for the traveler at heart. Don’t let our look fool you, we provide the modern amenities you have comfort INN. 1½ miles from Parkway Milepost 382.5. Continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, pet-friendly,… Read More
The Pines Cottages – Studio to 3 bedroom vintage cabins & cottages with modern amenities including fully-equipped kitchens and bathrooms. Built in the 1930s on and lovingly maintained. Fire pit and grills available on our 4.5 pet-friendly acres for you to enjoy. 9 miles from Parkway Milepost 377.4. Just 6… Read More
Toe River Campground is owned and operated by Yancey County Parks and Recreation. We are a family-oriented campground offering full hook up, water & electric, and primitive camping.  Located on the beautiful South Toe River, approximately 10 miles from Parkway Milepost 344.1 and 25 miles from Mt. Mitchell State… Read More