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Known as the “Crown of the Blue Ridge,” Blowing Rock offers visitors sweeping vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are cool and refreshing in the spring and summer, before blazing into a beautiful tapestry of changing leaves in autumn and frosting with snow in winter. One of the… Read More
Grassy Creek Cabooses – Refurbished railroad cabooses (and a depot) with 2-person Jacuzzis, satellite TV, decks, kitchenettes, AND great views! Located just 1.5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 193.5 near Fancy Gap, VA. Open year round; book us for all the nearby festivals and events. Call… Read More
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad – 15 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway MP 469.1. Round-trip scenic excursions take you from historic depot through the beautiful countryside. Variety of train excursions & special event trains. Dine in First Class Cars or take it all in while riding in an open air gondola!… Read More
Ready for a one-of-a-kind getaway? From epic hikes to top-rated fishing, Jackson County’s outdoor adventures won’t disappoint. Plus, the charming mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva offer eclectic shopping, award-winning dining, and cozy cabins. Download your free guide at www.DiscoverJacksonNC.com, or call 1-800-962-1911 for more information. Read More
Mountain Fresh Orchards - 2887 Chimney Rock Rd. Apples, bakery, The Apple Express train ride, cider. www.mtnfreshorchards.com (828) 685-7606.
Olde Liberty Station Restaurant is your ticket for casual dining. Located just 12 miles from Parkway Milepost 86; Open 11-10 Monday-Thursday, 11-11 Friday, Noon-11 Saturday. First Class Dining in a beautifully restored train station with great prices and award-winning cheesecakes. Call (540) 587-9377 for more information. Read More
A Once-a-Year Event for Railroad Enthusiasts of All Ages! Celebrate the golden age of steam locomotives behind Tweetsie’s historic narrow-gauge, steam locomotives. Special attractions for rail fans, plus enjoy all of the Wild West adventure Tweetsie has to offer!… Read More
Skyline Caverns - US 340, 1 mile south of Front Royal. Open all year. Miniature train, gift shop, fast food, Enchanted Dragon…
Tweetsie Railroad will be open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on select evenings for Tweetsie Christmas from November 13 – December 31. Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a dazzling holiday light display and holiday music during a 3-mile train ride… Read More
As the Carolinas’ first theme park, Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction where guests can relive the Wild West featuring a ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains on a historic steam locomotive. Children of all ages enjoy western themed shows, amusement rides, shopping, panning for gold, and the animals… Read More