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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park

If the Great Smoky Mountains are the "Crown Jewels" of the Blue Ridge Province, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the "Royal Scepter."

Spanning 470 miles and traveling northeast through two states, the Blue Ridge Parkway is by far the most unique American parkway ever created. read on....

Scenic Drives along the Parkway...

75th Anniversary
of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

On September 2, 1940 at Newfound Gap on the top of the Smoky Mountains, President Franklin D. Roosevelt officially dedicated the opening of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The 521,000-acre parkland is considered a primary jewel in the crown of America’s national treasure. read on...

Scenic Drives & Things to do in and around the Smokies...

75th Anniversary of the
Great Smoky Mountains & History

Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
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