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The Cradle of Forestry in America is a 6500-acre historic site created by Congress in 1968 that commemorates the birthplace of science-based forest management in the United States. The site is open April – November and offers three miles of paved interpretive trails, exhibits, film, music, crafts, education programs,… Read More
Floyd Center for the Arts - 220 Parkway Ln (Rt. 8). From MP 165, go N on Rt. 8 for 5.5 mi.…
Barboursville Vineyards & Historic Ruins is located just 30 minutes East of Parkway Milepost 0, near the intersection of VA Route 33 at Va Route 20. Come visit our 18th century estate at Virginia’s most honored winery, with daily tastings and fine dining at Palladio Restaurant. For details and events… Read More
The Barter Theatre, the state theatre of Virginia, has been creating extraordinary theatre since 1933! Unleash your imagination with two unique stages and endless adventures. Professional musicals, plays, and theatre for young audiences. Find us in Abingdon, Virginia at I-81 exit 17. Visit bartertheatre.com for upcoming performances. Read More
The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) expresses a mission of promoting the visual arts and the history and heritage of the mountains through educational programs, exhibitions, and permanent collections. Open year round and offering free admission to the public, BRAHM is a must-see destination in the NC… Read More
Riverstone Organic Farm - 708 Thompson Road, Floyd, VA. 3 miles from Parkway MP 150. Certified Organic working farm with vegetable and…
WNC Nature Center - MP 382.6, 75 Gashes Creek Rd. 60+ native species of the Southern Appalachians. Cougars, bears, otters, red wolves…
Handmade mountain arts and crafts of Appalachia are celebrated in the Western Carolina Mountains in Dillsboro. Art forms passed down from generation to generation. Since 1976 this craft cooperative has offered a showcase of mountain made crafts lining the walls and exhibit tables of this 12 room log cabin. The… Read More
Carlton Gallery – Located at 10360 Hwy 105 South between Boone & Banner Elk, NC. Celebrating 38 years of promoting local and regional artists, offering paintings, clay, wood, glass, fiber art, jewelry, and even art workshops. Visit us online at www.carltongallery.com. Read More
Art of Living Retreat Center – Relax and recharge at our location just three miles from Parkway Milepost 285.6 in Boone. Stunning views & deep relaxation with workshops, yoga, delicious food, pottery classes & more at North Carolina’s hidden gem. Visit www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org or call (800) 392-6870. Read More