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How long is the Blue Ridge Parkway?

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles long. It is the longest linear park in the United States, as of 2015, and crosses through 29 counties in Virginia and North Carolina. The route begins near Rockfish Gap, Virginia and ends near Cherokee, North Carolina.

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and a National Scenic Byway in the United States. It runs along the Blue Ridge mountain chain, which is a part of the Appalachian mountains, and connects Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The National Park Service governs the parkway, which was established on June 30, 1936.

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