Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

AshevilleNC  28801
The Blue Ridge Parkway has been known to be America's Favorite Drive and considered the nation's most scenic highway. 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:

Folk Art Center MP 328.0
Pisgah Mountain MP 408.6
Graveyard Fields MP 418.8
Devil's Courthouse MP 422.4

There are 26 tunnels on the parkway in North Carolina due to the elevation of the mountains. Driving the parkway is a relaxing and enjoyable drive. There are many areas to pull off and enjoy the beautiful mountain vistas. Discover scenic hiking trails, picnic areas, and scenic overlooks. There are also many towns that are a short drive off the Parkway.

The Parkway Visitor's Center is at  Milepost 384 near Asheville, NC.

9 a.m. to 5 pm daily.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission: Free.

Phone: (828) 298-5330


Explore the listing of hours and opening and closing dates for visitor centers, campgrounds, and concessions and facilities - many of which are at or near the Highlights featured.

There are many attractions to visit along the parkway:

Within North Carolina:

Folk Art Center MP 328 (North Carolina)
Craggy Gardens MP 364 (North Carolina)
Pisgah Mountain MP 408.6 (North Carolina)
Graveyard Fields MP 418.8 (North Carolina)
Devil's Courthouse MP 422.4.(North Carolina)


Outside of North Carolina:

Blue Ridge Music Center MP 213 (700 Foothills Rd, Galax, VA 24333)
Waterrock Knob Visitor's Center MP 451.2
Cumberland Knob MP 217.5
Moses H. Cone Park MP 294
Mount Pisgah MP 408
Peaks of Otter MP 86