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Blue Ridge Parkway
Construction began on the Blue Ridge Parkway in September, 1935. The idea was to create a highway for leisure and enjoyment along the Appalachian Mountain Chain, providing a nice place to go for a drive. This is not a freeway. Nobody is in a hurry here. There are more than 250 scenic pullouts along 469 miles. Stop here, and check out the view! The Parkway is maintained by the National Park Service and is the most visited site in the park system. It is a road like no other. The speed limit is 45 mph. There is no need to go faster, as you're not trying to get anywhere; you're already here. Please click on the thumbnails to view larger pictures and descriptions.

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