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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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  • The Colonial Parkway that connects the three points in Virginia's Historic Triangle, Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown, is only 23 miles long, perhaps the shortest distance of all the 184 National....  more »
  • This is a scenic way to travel from Williamsburg to Jamestown and Yorktown. Along the way, historical markers detail significant sites. Although the road doesn't have any shoulders, it's plenty wide.....  more »
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