Learn About the Park


The Blue Ridge region is an area steeped in tradition and is recognized worldwide for its natural and cultural richness. The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 469 miles through the region, connecting Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Shenandoah National Park. Along the way, the Parkway ties together a diverse landscape and lifestyle--connecting the past with the present and preserving the region's heritage for the future.


A white-tailed deer doe and two fawns standing in tall grasses

Learn about the animals you may see along the Parkway.

A mid-1900s automobile parked beside a busy hiking trail
History and Culture

Explore the history of the Parkway

A ranger pointing out some information to four visitors on an outdoor exhibit panel
Kids and Youth

National parks are great places for kids!

Last updated: October 24, 2019

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199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


828 348-3400

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