If you begin your trip at the beginning of the Skyline Drive in Front Royal, Va, then this is a good place to start. There is a small exhibit, and gift shop. Speak to the rangers and they will steer you in the right direction.
This is a smaller than average visitor center. Surprising given the fact that it is located at the North entrace to the park. The Big Meadows visitor center has much larger facilities interms of interpretation etc that I think would have been better placed as people begin their journey through the park. Also when I was there the rest room... 更多
Don't miss Visitor Center's when traveling through National Parks. This one, like others, is filled with helpful maps, rangers, information, souvenirs and displays. They had on display a room full of National Park quilts. A larger quilt with all the National Parks on it was at the Byrd Visitor Center.
We loved the beautiful displays of the area and of how the Skyline Dr was built. The three movies (playing at this time) were worth watching and contained much history.
Outside the visitor center is a huge open area. It's there that Roosevelt dedicated Shenandoah. We went to the visitor to ask about hikes and grab the kids junior ranger books. The rangers were really helpful. additionally, we also saw a movie about the parks origins discussing Stephen Mather's role. Definitely worth a stop.
Every time we go to the northern end of the Shenandoah's, we always make it a point to visit the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center. Being older than the Byrd Visitor Center in the central area of the Shenandoah's, the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center holds history in the walls of the building and helpful staff to help you with planning a... 更多