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Welcome sign at Blowing Rock, NC.Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is just off the Parkway near Milepost 294. Take the exit for Hwy. 221/321. Blowing Rock is also known as the "Crown of the Blue Ridge". and offers beautiful vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Fall Colors on the Blueridge Parkway in NC.Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway has been known to be America's Favorite Drive. It is 469 miles long and connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in NC to the Shenandoah National Park in VA. There are many attractions to visit along the parkway such as Devil's Courthouse, Folk Art Center, and Marby Mills.

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Folk Art Center off Blue Ridge Parkway - Asheville, NC. Folk Art Center - $$$

 Milepost, 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 298-7928

The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is the home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and represents craft artists from Southern Appalachia.

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Grandfather Mountain located in Linville, NCGrandfather Mountain

2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646
(828) 733-4337

Website: http://www.grandfather.com/
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Grandfather Mountain is located in Linville, NC. Grandfather Mountain is 5,946 feet in elevation and provides majestic views.

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Waterfall in Graveyard Fields on Blue Ridge Parkway, NC. Graveyard Fields

Milepost 418.8 on Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC

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Graveyard Fields is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 418.8. It is one of the most popular hiking areas in the North Carolina mountains. One theory for the name Gravyard Fields is that many years ago a windstorm uprooted the trees leaving behind stumps that give the appearance of a graveyard and the stumps resembling gravestones.

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Linville Caverns in Marion, NC. Linville Caverns

USA, Pisgah National Forest, 19929 US-221
Marion, NC 28752
(828) 756~4171

Linville Caverns is located about 4 miles off the Parkway exit at Milepost 317.4. At the exit, turn left towards Linville Falls. Linville Caverns lies deep under Humpback Mountain. Linville Caverns is North Carolina's only caverns.

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Lnville Falls in Linville, NC. Linville Falls

717 Gurney Franklin Road, via Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 317.4
Linville Falls,
  NC   28647
(828) 765-1045

Linville Falls is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Milepost 316.4, about 66 miles North of Asheville. Linville Falls drops 90 feet into the 12-mile long Linville Gorge.

Enjoy spectacular views of the waterfalls surrounded by the steep walls of the gorge. There are five different viewpoints of the falls within a 4 mile hike.

The visitors center is open May through October and on weekends in April.

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Mt. Mitchell on Blue Ridge Parkway, NC. Mt Mitchell State Park

2388 NC-128
Burnsville, NC 28714
(828) 675-4611

Website: Mt Mitchell State Park
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Mount Mitchell State Park is 33 miles north of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 355. Mount Mitchell, at an elevation 6,684 feet, it is the highest point east of the Mississippi.

Some of the activities at Mount Mitchell are hiking, education, picnicking, and camping. In addition, there is a restaurant, concession stand and gift shop that are open in the Summer months. See the hours of operation.