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Cades Cove (Great Smoky Mountains)

Cades Cove (Great Smoky Mountains)

Cades Cove is one of the most visited attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a lush green valley surrounded by mountains and there are many historic buildings from 18th and 19th centuries. The valley is very scenic and wild life can be spotted, including black bear. The
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Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain State Park is located between Mount Airy and Winston Salem in North Carolina. It is 1.5 hours drive from Charlotte. It is well known for its distinctive peak “Big Pinnacle”. Pilot Mountain’s original Native American name is Jomeokee. Pilot Mountain has two
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Oconaluftee (Great Smoky Mountains)

Oconaluftee (Great Smoky Mountains)

Oconaluftee is located inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2 miles north of Cherokee, North Carolina. It is a river valley in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Formerly the site of a Cherokee village and Appalachian community, the valley’s bottom land is now home to the
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Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Meadows and Falls are located at Milepost 339.5 of Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. As you enter Crabtree Meadows, you will find a gift shop and a restaurant. Crabtree Meadows marks the last stretch of the Parkway through the Blue Ridge Mountains before it turns westward into the
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Chestoa View Overlook

Chestoa View Overlook

Chestoa View is another scenic overlook located at Milepost 320 on Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. The elevation is 4090′. It has one of the best views on the Parkway. The name Chestoa is derived form the Cherokee word for rabbit.  From the parking area, it’s a short (1/3 mile)
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Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Sightseeing

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Sightseeing

Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s most scenic drive and extends from Virginia to North Carolina. Linking Shennandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a 470-mile, linear National Park with many stopping points along the
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Julian Price Memorial Park

Julian Price Memorial Park

Julian Price Memorial Park is a beautiful park located between Milepost 295.5 and 298 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. It has picnic areas, rest rooms, camping grounds, nature walks, hiking trails and so on. It is 4000 acres in area and is really beautiful and calm.  The 47 acre Price
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Grandfather Mountain Overlook

Grandfather Mountain Overlook

Grandfather Mountain Overlook is located at Milepost 306 on Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and offers spectacular views of  Grandfather Mountain. You can park your car at the overlook and enjoy the panorama. When you walk further south from the parking area, you get to see beautiful views of
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Linn Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina is the most complicated concrete bridge ever built. Completed in 1983 at a cost of almost $10 million, the Linn Cove Viaduct is 1,243 feet long and contains 153 segments weighing 50 tons each. It is a masterpieces of engineering that was
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Rough Ridge Overlook

Rough Ridge Overlook

Rough Ridge Overlook is a very popular overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. It is located on Milepost 302.8 and the elevation is 4293′. There is a short hiking trail which starts from the parking area. It is about 1/3 miles long and is moderate in difficulty. The trail
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