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Colonial Parkway, Yorktown

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Colonial Parkway is a 23-mile (37 km) scenic parkway linking the three points of Virginia's Historic Triangle, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. It is part of the National Park Service's Colonial National Historical Park. Virginia's official state classification for the parkway is State Route 90003. With portions built between 1930 and 1957, it links the three communities via a roadway shielded from views of commercial development. The roadway is toll-free, is free of semi trucks, and has speed limits of around 35 to 45 mph (55 to 70 km/h). As a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road (one of only 31 in the U.S.), it is also popular with tourists due to the James River and York River ends of the parkway. A video drive-thru is available.
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  • The drive from Williamsburg or Jamestown along the James River is gorgeous. You undoubtedly will see all sorts of birds, sometimes even eagles! It is a two lane road so you have time to enjoy the...  more »
  • Scenic drive connects Yorktown to Williamsburg and Jamestown - easy drive on two-lane road. Peaceful drive.  more »

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