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Biltmore Estate  
This 8,000-acre estate features America's largest residence, Biltmore House, a 250 room French Renaissance chateau built in 1895 by George Vanderbilt.  A visit also includes gardens, winery and three restaurants.  Located on US 25 three blocks north of exit 50 on I-40. 

Antique Car Museum / Grovewood Gallery 
On the grounds adjacent to the Grove Park Inn, Asheville 

Asheville Art Museum
Collection and exhibitions of 20th-century American art.

Asheville Civic Center 
Major entertainment facility for Western North Carolina at 87 Haywood Center near the visitor information center, Asheville

Asheville Historic Trolley Tours
Tours of Asheville.  March through December.

Asheville Tourists Baseball 
Single-A, Minor League team of the colorado Rockies. McCormick Field off Biltmore Avenue 

Asheville Urban Trail
1.7 mile loop of downtown.  Tells the story of Asheville through art.

Asheville's Fun Depot
Miniature Golf, Climbing Wall, Play Area, and much more.

Biltmore Estate
8,000 acre estate features America's largest home.  Ticket office operates 9am-5pm. Open year round.

Biltmore Village  
Adjacent to the Biltmore Estate entrance.  Turn back the pages of history as you walk through historic Biltmore Village - a restored turn-of -the-century community of fine shops, restaurants and galleries. 

Biltmore Estate Winery
One Approach Rd., Asheville. Estate admission required.

Blue Ridge Parkway   
This scenic Parkway winds 469 miles along the highest ridges from the Shenandoah national park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The Parkway intersects Asheville at US 25, 70 and 74, and NC 191, offering spectacular views heading north or south from Asheville. 

Botanical Gardens  
This 10-acre area of native plants is located just off Broadway on Weaver Boulevard in Asheville. 

Chimney Rock Park   
A 26-story elevator ride through solid granite takes you to chimney Rock level, with its breathtaking 75-mile view of the Blue Ridge.  Three nature trails lead you to a 404-foot waterfall.  US 74-A and 64, southeast of Asheville. Open daily 8:30 - 4:30.  closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Indoor climbing center featuring instruction and indoor  and outdoor climbing situations.

Colburn Earth Science Museum
Explore the rich treasures of the earth.  Allow 1 to 3 hours for visit.

Cold Mountain
Haywood County Landmark.  Hiking trail begins at Camp Daniel Boone off N.C. 215 in the Shining Rock Wilderness of Southern Haywood County.

Craggy Gardens  
The Craggy Gardens area offers hiking trails, picnic sites and a Visitor's Center.  Located 25 miles north of Asheville on he Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 363 to 369.   

Downtown Asheville Historic District  
828-255-1093 -guided walking tours    
828-251-9973- special events   
828-259-5800 - festivals   
An outstanding collection of early 20th Century architecture including structures of national significance, 100 retail shops and 40 diverse restaurants. 

Estes Winn Auto Museum
Houses more than 20 cars including a 1926 Cadillac, a 1927 La Salle and 1922 La France fire engine.  Allow 40 minutes for visit.

Farmers Market  
A modern facility, operated by the NC dept. of Agriculture, with retail and wholesale produce, crafts and ornamental plants, garden center and restaurant.  Located on NC 191 with easy access from I-40 and I-26.

Folk Art Center 
Home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the center features the work of its 700 members.  At milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of US 70 entrance in east Asheville. 

French Broad River
River Excursions including, kayaking, canoeing and rafting.

Grove Arcade
Grove Arcade was built in 1929 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.   It is now home to a variety of shops. 

Grove Park Inn Resort 
828-252-2711 or 800-438-5800 
One of the South's oldest and most famous grand resorts, built in 1913 on Sunset Mountain, overlooking Asheville's skyline and the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond.  Constructed of native granite boulders, the inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and located on Macon Avenue off Charlotte Street. 

Grovewood Gallery
Working craft studios, two museums, and a restaurant.  Studios open the first Saturday of each month, or by appointment.  Located next to the Grove Park Inn in North Asheville.

The Health Adventure
This hands-on health and schience museum features educational exhibits designed to delight and entertain the entire family.  Allow 2 hours for visit.

Lake Julian District Park 
Fishing, boating and recreational facilities.  Power boats not allowed; sailboats welcome. South of Asheville on NC 280. 

NC Arboretum  
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806
Nestled in what has been described as "the most beautiful natural setting of any American public garden," The North carolina Arboretum displays gardens and plants representative of the Southern Appalachian region.  A new facility, the Arboretum offers educational programs, trail walks, over 3,000 types of plants in landscaped settings, and other features of interest.  Of particular interest are the new Spring, Stream and Quilt gardens.  Take the NC 191 exit off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

North Carolina Homespun Museum
This museum preserves, in photos and artifacts, the history of Biltmore Industries and the people involved.  Allow one hour for visit. 

Pack Place  
The complex includes the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum, The Health Adventure, YMI Cultural Center and the Diana Wortham Theater.  2 Pack Square. 

Parks and Recreation 
Bumcombe County Parks  828-255-5526 
Asheville Parks  828-259-5800 
There are over 40 parks offering a variety of recreational activities and facilities, including golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts and neighborhood recreation centers.

Pisgah National Forest 
Covers over 500,000 acres of forest land and spreads over 12 Western North Carolina counties.  waterfalls, views, trails, swimming holes, fishing, camping and picnic areas are all found here.  Key access from Asheville on Blue Ridge Parkway.  US 25/70 North and US 280 West. 

Riverside Cemetery  
Burial place of Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry.  53 Birch Street, Asheville. 

Shades of the Past Auto Museum
Experience the newest, largest and most incredible collection of antique, classic, muscle and race cars in Eastern United States comprising an inventory in excess of $3 million.

Smith-McDowell House Museum 
Asheville's oldest structure and the oldest brick home in Buncombe County built circa 1840 and restored to the Victorian era.  283 Victoria Road, off Biltmore Avenue. 

Southern Appalachian Radio Museum
A display of radios spanning several decades.  Museum also houses an operating radio station.

St. John In The Wilderness Church 
Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church offers a unique perception of prominent families of southern and national history.  the chapel was built in 1833, on the grounds of Charles and Susan Barings' home, Mountain Lodge.  The church was deeded to the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina in 1936. Many well known southern aristocracy have family plots in the churchyard, those names include; Christopher Memminger, Rev. John Drayton and Edward P. King.  The church and graveyard are open daily from 9 am - 4 pm for visitation. 

Thomas Wolf Memorial  
Famous novelist's boyhood home and setting for "Look Homeward, Angel". Located downtown at 52 North Market Street, Asheville. 

Wolfe's Angle   
Author Thomas Wolfe's first novel was "Look Homeward Angel", the the book there are constant references to an angel statue imported from Italy.  The angel is holding a stone lily in her left hand and extending her right hand upward.  Oakdale cemetery is located on Hwy. 64W, just a short distance from downtown.  The statue is protected by a wrought iron fence, and there is a historical marker located on the highway. 

WNC Agricultural Center 
Year-round indoor horse and livestock arena seating 3,000 with scheduled shows and other events.  Across from Asheville Airport off I-26. 

WNC Farmers Market
36 acre facility. Has retail and wholesale buildings, restaurant and garden center.

WNC Nature Center 
A "Living Museum" of animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain.  Exhibits both wild and domestic animals.  Located on Gashes creek Road just off Swannanoa River Road and adjacent to Recreation Park

YMI Cultural Center
YMI has been providing service to Asheville's minority residents since 1893.   Building houses exhibits of African American history in Western North Carolina.
Located on the corner of Eagle and Market Streets in downtown Asheville.

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BakersvilleBack to top
Dellinger's Mill
Oldest working gristmill in North Carolina.  Open seasonally.

Roan Mountain
Beautiful rhodedndrons, spruce forests and lush meadows. 

Banner ElkBack to top

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Beech Mountain Ski Resort
Beech Mountain is the highest ski resort in the eastern U.S.

Black MountainBack to top
Black Mountain/Swannanoa Valley 
"The Front Porch of Western North Carolina" located 15 miles east of Asheville.  Black Mountain is a charming town with antique and handmade crafts, furniture stores and factory outlets, restaurants, bed & breakfasts and inns. 

The Swannanoa Valley Museum
The museum collection sketches the history of the valley from the Stone Age to the present.

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Appalachian Heritage Museum

Blowing Rock
A scenic overlook providing a panoramic view of rolling pastures, the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges. Ancient Indian legend has been passed down over 300 years ~ a young Cherokee Indian maiden received word that her young Indian Chief had been killed in battle, so she climbed to the edge of the rock and jumped off.  Indian legend has it that on a moonlit night you can see the ghost of the maiden on Blowing Rock.  Admission:  $4.00 adults, $1.00 children. Located one mile from downtown at the end of Laurel Park Highway.  Open daily March - November.

Blowing Rock Stage Company
Professional theater company.

Grandfather Mountain  
800-468-7325 or 828-733-4337 
Features breathtaking views of the highest peak in the Blue Ridge, the nation's highest swinging footbridge and seven environmental habitats displaying native wildlife.  US 221 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, exit milepost 305.  Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Hours vary from season to season.

Julian Price Memorial Park
Camping, boating, fishing, and more.

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Featuring the Flat Top Manor, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, hiking, horseback riding, and more.

Mystery Hill
Explore natural phenomena, science and illusion in the Mystery House.

Parkway Craft Center
Appalachian crafts made by the crafters of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild.

Tweetsie Railroad
Wild West family theme park.  Includes petting zoo, train ride, live enterainment and more.

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The Appalachian Cultural Museum
Premiere museum of the Appalachian region. Open year-round. University Hall Drive, Boone.

Daniel Boone Native Gardens
Authenic Daniel Boone Log Cabin. North American native plants.  Self guided tours.

Hickory Ridge Homestead & Living History Museum
Demonstrations of traditional cooking methods, weaving, tin smithing and more.

Horn in the West
Historical Drama, set in the American Revolution time period.

Tweetsie Railroad 
828-264-9061 or 800-526-5740 
Enjoy a 3-mile trip on a steam train, crafts, rides, liver entertainment and shops. 

BrasstownBack to top
John C. Campbell Folk School
Weekly classes offered in crafts, dancing, and other mountain traditions.

BrevardBack to top
Cradle of Forestry
Historic Site, home of the first forestry school in America.  Today, part of Pisgah National Forest with hikes, historic cabins, and the Forest Discovery Center.   Located on Hwy 276 between Brevard and Asheville.
100 S. Broad Street. (offices)
Breard, NC 28712

Dupont State Forest
10,000 acres between Brevard and Hendersonville, that feature, hiking, waterfalls and fishing.

Gorges State Park
North Carolina's newest state park.  Located in Transylvania County, about 21 miles from Brevard.  Open 8am-6pm. Free admission.  Hiking trails, sight seeing, waterfalls and picnic area.

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
Aquariums, walkways, fish hatchery, special programs.

Pisgah National Forest
500,000 acres of forest land, waterfalls, rock slides, swimming holes, fishing, camping and picnic areas.

Silvermont Mansion
Elizabeth Silversteen's historic Colonial Revival mansion.

Sliding Rock
A natural, sixty foot rock water slide, that ends in a 50 degree pool of water.   Located in the Pisgah National Forest, just north of Brevard.

Zero Gravity Skatepark
Large indoor skating facility

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Almond Boat Park
Boat rentals

Camp Living Water
Located in Bryson City, Camp Living Water, "God's Christ Magnified", provides a year-round conference ministry for all believers.  Serves groups from 15-120 people.

Cherohala Skyway
National Scenic Byway connecting Robbinsville, NC and Tellico Plains, TN.  This beautiful drive crosses the Cherokee and Nantahal National Forests.  It features several scenic overlooks, and beautiful views.

Darnell Farms
Corn Maze, produce and more.  Produce Stand Open:  April - November; Corn Maze Open:  Mid-August - October.

Deep Creek
Deep Creek offers something for everyone.  Tubing, horseback riding, picnicing, camping, hiking and waterfalls.  Located in Bryson City.

Fontana Lake & Dam
480  foot Fontana Dam is the highest dam east of the Rockies.  Water supplied by this dam provides energy to much of the Tennessee Valley. Electric Plant Tours are offered May - November.  Public boat access is offered at several areas around the lake.

Great Smoky Mountains Railway
828-586-8811 or 800-872-4681
Depots in Dillsboro and Bryson City. Open year-round. Scenic rides through the Great Smoky Mountains.

Road to Nowhere
6 mile scenic drive in the Great Smoky Mountains of Bryson City.  Offers beautiful views of Fontana Lake, and the surrounding mountains.

Smoky Mountain Trains
Model railroading showcase, for kids of all ages.  Large collection of Lionel trains.   Retail store.

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Mount Mitchell 
The highest peak east of the Mississippi River, this state park has nature trails, 9 primitive tent sites, lookout tower, restaurant, picnic area and museum.  Blue Ridge milepost 355. 

Museum of Yancey County History
Indian artifacts, Civil War Memorial and much more.

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Blue Ridge Paper Mill Tour
1 1/2 hour walking tour of working paper mill, 2pm on Mondays.  Advanced reservations required.
34 Park St.
Canton, NC

Canton Area Historical Museum
Displays about the settling of Canton and the Pigeon River area. 9am-4pm, Mon. - Fri.; Sat. & Sun. by appointment.  Allow 1 hour.
36 Park St.
Canton, NC

Old Pressley Sapphire Mine
Flume for sapphires and other gems. Open year round, 7 days a week from 9am - 6pm.
Exit 33 off  I-40 in Canton

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Cherokee Bear Zoo & Exotic Animals
View native Black Bears and Exotic Animals in a safe environment.

Cherokee Heritage Museum
Art displays, masks, Native American crafts.

Cherokee Historical Association.  Unto These Hills & Museum of Cherokee
Cherokee, NC 28719

Cherokee Indian Museum
Houses a unique collection of original Cherokee Indian artifacts.  Open year round, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.  Hours may vary.

Cherokee Indian Reservation 
Located at the North Carolina entrance to both the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Cherokee history, culture and art is presented at several museums and attractions on the 56,000- acre reservation. 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park 
Extends about 70 miles along the North Carolina-Tenessee border and contains over one-half million acres of protected forest.  The most popular national park in the country.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino 
One of the newest, most exciting attractions in Western North Carolina.  Harrah's features games like Double Diamond, Wild Cherry, Video Poker, Video Blackjock and more.  There are also live performances in the 1,500-seat Pavilion.  Enjoy a meal at one of the three restraunts.  Planet for Kids is available as a Daycare center or an arcade for children. 

Mountain Farm Museum  
National Park Service collection of turn-of-the-century farm buildings.  On US 441 North. 

Oconaluftee Indian Village
Autentic replica of an 18th-century Cherokee community.  Open May-October.
US Hwy. 441
Cherokee, NC

Pioneer Farmstead
National Park Service collection of turn-of-the-century farm buildings.  Admission is free.

Santa's Land Fun Park and Zoo
Fun park featuring paddle boats, zoo, ferris wheel, train rides, a roller coaster and Santa Clause.

Smoky Mountain Gold &  Ruby Mine

'Unto These Hills'
828-497-2111 or 800-438-1601
Outdoor drama depicting the history of the Cherokee indians.  Open June - August.

Chimney RockBack to top
Chimney Rock State Park
75 mile views of the Blue Ridge. Nature trails lead ot Hickory Nut Falls.  Open daily year-round except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.  Admission required.

CullowheeBack to top
Judaculla Rock
Huge rock containing hieroglyphics.

Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center
Exhibits, publications, educational programs and demonstrations of the natural and cultural heritage of  the southern Appalachian region.

DillsboroBack to top
Great Smoky Mountains Railway  
828-586-8811 or 800-872-4681 
Departs from Bryson City, Dillsboro, Andrews.  Dinner train excursions offered.  Featuring Thomas the tank engine from July 28 - August 5.

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Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum
Contains a comprehensive collection of native gems and minerals.

Gem City Mine
Open May 15 - October 15, six days a week.  Open seven days a week July and August.   Covered flume.

Gold City Gem Mine
Open 9am, 7 days a week year round. Large covered flume, specially constructed for handicap needs. Tour bus and group rates available.  Special mining buckets available for children
9410 Sylva Hwy., Franklin, NC 28734

Jackson Hole
Located above the Cullasaja Falls on Hwy. 28 & US 64 between Franklin and Highlands. Gem cuttin available, snack bar and gem shop on site. Covered flume.

Jacobs Ruby Mine
Native stones only.  Open May-October.

Jones Ruby Mine
Native and other NC stones.  Open april - October.

Macon County Historical Museum
Civil War display, early photographs, and much more.

Mason Mountain Mine
Beautiful native rhodolite garnets, kyanite, and quartz along with other added gems. Shaded flume, clean restrooms, gift shop and snack bar.  Open seven days a week seasonally.
5315 Bryson City Rd, Franklin, NC 28734

Mason's Ruby and Sapphire Mine
Open 8-5 seven days a week, April through October.  Tools supplied.  Picnic tables, modern bathrooms, cool mountain atmosphere.
6961 Upper Burningtown Rd., Franklin, NC 28734

Rocky Face Gem Mine
Free admission.  Large variety of gemstones.  Covered concrete flume.  Open seven days a week, April through October.  10am until late
260 Sanderstown Rd., Franklin, NC 28734

Rose Creek Mine
Open seven days a week April through October. 9am to 5pm.  Dig y our own dirt, first bucket free with admission.  Covered flume, clean restrooms, covered picnic area.   Group rates available.
115 Terrace Ridge Dr., Franklin, NC 28734

Scottish Tartans Museum
Extension of the Scottish Tartans.  Contains official registry.

Sheffield Mine
One of the few NATIVE mines in the area.  Open seven days a week April through October.  Admission include 2 starter buckets. Covered flume, tables, snacks and beverages.  Stone cutting and setting available.  Group discounts.
385 Sheffield Farms Rd., Franklin, NC 28734

The Old Cardinal Gem Mine
Native and enriched stones.  Open 8am-5pm, seven days a week, year round.
Beginner help available.  Group rates available. Rare Native Rhodolite, Ruby, Sapphire and Moonstone. Picnic area, snacks, cold drinks, clean restrooms, flume partly shaded.  All equipment furnished.
71 Rockhaven Dr., Franklin, NC 28734

The Factory
Go carts, laser tag, mini-golf, bowling, arcade games and much more.  Fun for all ages.
Hwy. 441 South, Franklin, NC 28734

Glendale SpringsBack to top
Churches of the Frescoes
Enjoy three frescoes, painted by Ben Long, at St. Mary's.

Mountain Music Jamboree
Fun for the whole family.  Music and dancing, mountain style.

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HendersonvilleBack to top
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.  Three miles south of Hendersonville at Flat Rock.  A 263 acre farm where this famous poet and biographer spent his later life. 

Cradle of Forestry  
On US 276, 4 miles south of milepost 412 on Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitor Information Center, exhibits, interpretive film, guided tours, restored historic buildings, forestry exhibits, restored stream locomotive and gift shops.

DuPont State Forest
Over 10,000 acres including, waterfalls, hiking trails, fishing and general outdoor recreation.

Flat Rock Playhouse 
The State Theater of NC presents professionally produced hit plays and musicals from late May to mid October. Located 30 miles east of Asheville, just off I-26 on US 25. 

Historic Hendersonville Depot & Model Railroad
Open Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Historic Johnson Farm
Hwy. 191 North, Hendersonville.  Tours Tuesday thru Friday.

Holms Educational State Forest 
Offers a series of well-marked trails, accented by exhibits and displays depicting ecology of a managed forest.  Picnic sites with tables and a spacious picnic shelter (with grills) are also available.  For the hardy spirit there are walk -in tent sites. Aprox. 8 1/2 miles from downtown on crab Creek Road. The forest is open Wednesday - Sunday from mid March to late November. 

Mineral & Lapidary Museum
Hendersonville, NC.  Open Monday thru Saturday.  Hours may vary.

Western North Carolina Air Museum 
The first air museum in the state of North Carolina, which is the "First In Flight" state.  Features award winning restored and replica antique and vintage airplanes such as the 1942 Stearman and a 1942 Fairchild.  Hosts both a spring and fall air fair and show.  Hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.  Free.  Located at the Hendersonville Airport, 1340 Gilbert Street. 

HighlandsBack to top
Mountain Waters Scenic Byway
Originating in Highlands, this 61-mile scenic byway winds through the southern Appalachians offering breathtaking views of waterfalls, lakes, hardwoods, and river gorges.

Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass
Collection of antique cut glass spanning 40 years.

Whiteside Mountain
Sheer, white cliffs.  Area includes a 2 mile trail that leads to the summit.

Hot SpringsBack to top
The Hot Springs
Natural hot mineral baths, in 98 to 100 degree pools.

JacksonvilleBack to top

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Lake ToxawayBack to top

LenoirBack to top
Caldwell County Heritage Museum
Exhibits of  Caldwell County history.

Fort Defiance
1792 Home of General William Lenoir.  Original items from this period on display.

LinvilleBack to top
Linville Caverns  
This brightly lit cavern offers many interesting formations and extends deep into the mountainside.  Four miles south of Blue Ridge Parkway on US 221. 

Linville Gorge  
A vast and very rugged terrain provides primitive hiking trails with excellent views of the waterfalls and the gorge.  US Forest Service located off NC 105 in the Pisgah national Forest. Permits required. 

Linn Cove Viaduct 
Opened in 1987, this engineering marvel represents the final link in the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Near Grandfather Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 304. 

Maggie ValleyBack to top
Blue Ridge Gem Mines
11197 N. US 19 Soco Gap
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Carolina Nights
Gospel, bluegrass, old time rock-n-roll and comedy.  Call for reservations.
US Hwy. 19
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Diamond K Dance Ranch
101 Playhouse Dr.
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Eaglenest Entertainment

Geisha Gardens
985 Fie Top Rd.
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Ghost Town  
828-926-1140 or 800-446-7886 
A large recreational facility for the whole family with rides and mile high entertainment. 
Located on US 19 between Lake Junaluska and Cherokee 

Maggie Valley Opry House
Featuring Raymond Fairchild, five-time World Banjo Pickin' Champion.  Music and Dance nightly at 8pm. May - Oct.
3605 Soco Rd.
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Mini-Apolis Grand Prix
Nascart, Bumper boats, bumper cars, gem mine, game room and dairy bar.
US Hwy. 19
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Wheels Through Time Museum
Showcasing vintage cars and a large collection of antique motorcycles.
US Hwy. 19, Maggie Valley, NC 28751

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Historic Carson House
This historic home once served as the seat of McDowell county.  It was  built in the 1800's and displays a variety of aritifacts.

Historic Ledbetter House
Circa 1826, this house is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour includes a showing of 36 quilts found during the restoration, each dating back 100 or more years.

Lake James State Park
6,500 acre lake in Burke and McDowell counties.

Linville Caverns, Inc.
Hwy. 221 N. Active limestone cavern featuring 30 minute guided tours.  Gift shop.   Open daily March - November, weekends only Dec-Feb. 800-419-0540

Lucky Strike Gold & Gemstone Mine
Highway 226 S. Enjoy a day of fun panning for gold and gemstones.  All equipment supplied.  Campsites with hookups nearby. 828-738-4893

Mountain Gateway Museum
Pioneer museum features mountain lifestyle & history.  Collections include tools, housewares and photographs.  Special events April-October.  Pioneer Days April 24, 2004.  Open daily in downtown Old Fort.  I-40, exit 73.
629 Tate St.
Marion, NC 28752
Ph.:  828-668-9259, 828-652-1103  or Fax:  828-652-3862

MorgantonBack to top
> Old Burke County Courthouse
Summer Seat of the North Carolina Supreme Court, 1848-1861.

Qualker Meadows Plantation
1812 Plantation Home.  Tours available by reservation.

Table Rock State Fish Hatchery

MurphyBack to top
Cherokee County Historical Museum
History of Cherokee County, and the Cherokee Indian Nation.

Fields of the Wood
Bible park.  Located west of Murphy on NC-294 near the Tennessee line.

Mountain ATV Rental and Tours
ATV tours including 4-wheeler, gas, helmet, and lunch.
209 Mzarion Adams Rd., Murphy, NC 28906

NantahalaBack to top
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Guided raft trips.

Old FortBack to top
Mountain Gateway Museum
1800's log cabins, picnic area, and many early settlement displays.

Old Fort Railroad Museum
History of railroad impact on Western North Carolina.

PenroseBack to top

Piney CreekBack to top
New River
Second oldest river in the world.  Canoeing, camping and picnicing.

PlumtreeBack to top

RichlandsBack to top
Onslow County Museum
The permanent exhibit depicts Onslow County's prehistory to the present through historical settings, interactives, and historical objects including fossils, a 38ft. dugout canoe, 19th century tools, textiles, personal items, and images and objects from the past.
301 S. Wilmington St.
Richlands, NC 28574
ph: 910-324-5008  fax: 910-324-2897

RobbinsvilleBack to top
Cherohala Skyway
51 mile highway connecting Robbinsville, NC to Tellico Plains, TN.  Beautiful views of the of Nantahala National Forest.

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
Ancient hardwood forest.

RutherfordtonBack to top
Green River Plantation
1804 Plantation

SaludaBack to top
Bradley Falls

SpartaBack to top

Spruce PineBack to top
Mineral Museum 
More than 300 varieties of minerals on display provide a good introduction to North Carolina mineral resources.  Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 331. 

Orchard at Altapass
100 year old apple orchard.   Many yearly activities.

StanleyBack to top

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WaynesvilleBack to top
Cold Mountain
Haywood County Landmark with elevations of up to 6,030 feet in the Shining Rock Wilderness.

Folkmoot USA
An International Folk Dance Company ringing groups from 10 countries annually.  Call for showtimes.
282 Haywood St.
Waynesville, NC 28786

Haywood Arts Repertory Theater, Waynesville, NC
828-456-6322 or Fax:  828-456-6501
The regions most active theater company, serving far western North Carolina with a year round schedule of plays and musicals.

The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts / Historic Shelton House
Pottery, quilts, baskets, woodworking.  Displays of 19th-century crafts.  Tue. - Fri. 10am to 4pm May - Oct.
Hwy. 276 South
Waynesville, NC 28786

WeavervilleBack to top
Vance Homestead 
Experience life as an early pioneer at this restored late 18th-century farmstead of North Carolina Senator and Civil war Governor, Zebulon B. Vance. Located on Reems Creek Road off US 25 North near Weaverville.

West JeffersonBack to top
Ashe County Cheese Company
Watch cheese made before your eyes.

Churches of the Frescoes
Beautiful frescoes line the walls of the churches.

New River Zoo
Picnic areas, petting zoo, trails, and much, much more.

WhittierBack to top

Pigeon Forge, TNBack to top
Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain theme park featuring music, crafts, attractions and rides.   Located in the Great Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge Tennessee.


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