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Places To Visit in Boone North Carolina include the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina Golf Courses, North Carolina Ski Resorts and Western North Carolina Area Attractions.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is part of the National Park Service, NPS, and connects to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the southern end near Cherokee NC at Milepost 469. Parkway speed limit is 35-45 mph, and passing areas are very limited, so please don’t be in a hurry.

Blue Ridge Parkway
National Park Service
(828) 298-0398 / (828) 271-4779

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Southern Highland Craft Guild

Southern Highland Craft Guild

The Moses Cone estate houses the Southern Highland Craft Guild and The Blue Ridge Parkway Craft Center. Open daily from March 15 through November 30.

Southern Highland Crafts
Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 294
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-7938

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Gardens of The Blue Ridge Nursery

Gardens of The Blue Ridge Nursery

We are mainly a mail-order wildflower nursery, but you are welcome to stop by and purchase native plants. We have a little cooler climate due to our elevation so flowers start growing in mid April and different things will bloom throughout the rest of the summer.

Gardens of The Blue Ridge Nursery
Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 313
9056 Pittmans Gap Road
Newland, NC 28662
(828) 733-2417
Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain

The highest peak in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. Features the Mile High Swinging Bridge, bears, cougars, and otters in their natural habitats. Open year round, weather permitting. $20 Admission Fee.

Grandfather Mountain
US Highway 221 South (Parkway Milepost 305) Linville, NC 28646
(828) 733-4337 / 1 (800) 468-7325
Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns

Located at the southern gateway to the North Carolina High Country, Linville Caverns is echoed within Humpback Mountain. Visitors are invited to explore the splendor and wonders nature created “inside a mountain”. Cave tours last 35-40 minutes and depart every 10-15 minutes. Linville Caverns is a seasonal operation.

Linville Caverns
19929 US 221 North (Parkway Milepost 317)
Marion, NC 28752
1 (800) 419-0540 / (828) 756-4171

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Linville Falls

Linville Falls

Linville Falls is the most popular waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains because of its accessibility to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a spectacular three-tiered waterfall plunging into Linville Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians.” Operated by the National Park Service.

Linville Falls
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 316
Linville, NC 28646
(828) 652-2144

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The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock is the ‘Oldest Tourist Attraction in North Carolina’. The Blowing Rock is located directly across the road from the Green Park Inn on U.S. Highway 321, as you enter Blowing Rock NC. Open Daily. Admission Fee.

The Blowing Rock
Highway 321 South
Blowing Rock, NC
(828) 295-7111

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Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park

Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park

Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park allows children and families to let their imaginations run wild and discover all sorts of fun. Kids can be a cowboy, an Indian or an engineer. Families love riding on our famous steam engine, Number 12. She’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Just looking at her is enough to take you back.

Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane (US Highway 321)
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
1 (800) 526-5740

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Wahoo's Adventures

Wahoo’s Adventures

Wahoo’s offers some of the best North Carolina and Tennessee whitewater rafting. We are the area’s oldest and finest outfitter. We feature quality whitewater rafting, canoeing, tubing, and hiking. Located on US Hwy 321 between Boone NC.

Wahoo’s Adventures
3385 South US Highway 321
Boone, NC 28607
1 (800) 444-RAFT / (828) 262-5774

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Winterfest

Winterfest – January 25–28, 2018

Winterfest in Blowing Rock NC is held the last weekend in January. Winterfest features a chili cook-off, winterfeast, a pancake breakfast, bonfire, ice carving, dog show, free hot chocolate and hay rides downtown, and the highlight of the four day winter event, the Polar Plunge at Chetola Resort, on Saturday morning.

Winterfest in Blowing Rock
132 Park Avenue
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
1 (877) 295-7801 / (828) 295-7851

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Symphony by the Lake

Symphony by the Lake – July 28, 2017

Join us for the Symphony by the Lake at Chetola. Always the pinnacle event of the summer season, the Symphony of the Mountains will again delight the audience! A spectacular fireworks finale will create a perfect evening! Gates open at 5:30 PM, opening bands begin at 5:45 PM & Symphony at 7:30 PM.

Symphony by the Lake
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-7851

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Boone Golf Club

Boone Golf Club

Designed by Ellis Maples and opened in 1959. Available to the public all season-April through November. This is a public North Carolina golf course.

Boone Golf Club
433 Fairway Drive, PO Box 1833
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-8760 / 1 (866) 532-4653
RedTail Mountain Golf Course

RedTail Mountain Golf Course

RedTail Mountain is featured in “Golf Digest”. This is a public Tennessee golf course.

RedTail Mountain Golf Course
422 Triplett Road
Mountain City, TN 37683
(423) 727-7931
Willow Valley Golf Course

Willow Valley Golf Course

Willow Valley Golf Course at Willow Valley Resort offers a par-3 golf course. This is a public North Carolina golf course.

Willow Valley Golf Course
354 Bairds Creek Road
Vilas, NC 28692
(828) 963-6865
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North Carolina Golf Courses

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Boone NC Ski Resorts & Skiing – Boone North Carolina Ski Resorts

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Appalachian Ski Mountain Ski Resort is located just north of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. This Blowing Rock Ski Resort and Ski Area features family oriented skiing for beginners, intermediates, and occasional skiers and snowboarders. US Hwy 321 near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Appalachian Ski Mountain
940 Ski Mountain Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-7828 / 1 (800) 322-2373

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Cataloochee Ski Resort

Cataloochee Ski Resort

Cataloochee Ski Resort and Ski Area features North Carolina skiing and snowboarding in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.

Cataloochee Ski Resort
1080 Ski Lodge Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
(828) 926-0285 / 1 (800) 768-0285

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Hawksnest Tubing Resort

Hawksnest Tubing Resort

Hawksnest Resort is located off of Highway 105 S in Seven Devils, North Carolina, between Banner Elk and Boone NC. This popular Boone NC Snow Tubing Resort features only snow tubing.

Hawksnest Tubing Resort
2058 Skyland Drive
Seven Devils, NC 28604
(828) 963-6561 / 1 (800) 822-4295

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Ski Beech Ski Resort

Ski Beech Ski Resort

Ski Beech Ski Resort and Ski Area is the highest Ski Area in east of the Rockies, at 5,500’ elevation. This Beech Mountain, North Carolina Ski Area features skiing, snowboarding, and an outdoor ice skating rink.

Ski Beech Ski Resort
1007 Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
(828) 387-2011 / 1 (800) 438-2093

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Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort and Ski Area is the largest ski resort in North Carolina. This Banner Elk, North Carolina Ski Resort features skiing, snowboarding, and a tubing run.

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898-4521 / 1 (800) 784-2768

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Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Wolf Ridge is the top rated Ski Resort and Ski Area in North Carolina. This Asheville, North Carolina Ski Resort is located 24 miles north of Ashevillein Mars Hill, North Carolina.

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
578 Valley View Circle
Mars Hill, NC 28754
(828) 689-4111 / 1 (800) 817-4111

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