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Colonial Parkway, Yorktown

4.8
Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • We took this laid back parkway from Williamsburg to Yorktown stopping at many of the historic sign posts. With no big trucks and no stoplights, its the only civilized route for the area tourist...  more »
  • This is a beautiful drive in and around the historic cities. We enjoyed just driving and looking. Slower pace, which we like. Just enjoy the beauty.  more »

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