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Colonial Parkway, Yorktown

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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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  • I drove the parkway to Yorktown and enjoyed the tree-lined roadway. There were very few cars and I was able to take my time on the drive. There isn’t a lot to “see” with the tree growth, but it was...  more »
  • what a beautiful and informative drive! So many lovely scenic spots to stop and signs to read. Not a busy road so very enjoyable.  more »

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