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Pisgah Forest Gem Mine – two locations close to Asheville, at 507 N Main Street in Hendersonville, and 3338 Asheville Highway in Pisgah Forest. Open year round, indoor & outdoor gem mining, unique rock & retail shop featuring fine jewelry & t-shirts, waterfalls nearby. Now offering gold panning and… Read More
One day here makes a lifetime of memories. From mild to wild, prepare for action-packed outdoor fun for all ages and skill levels! Raft, zip, rope, rock, paddle or saddle, mix and match to create your ideal vacation. Adventure awaits – call 800-PRO-RAFT or visit www.raftinginthesmokies.com to book today!… Read More
Open 365 days a year, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies—and all of the curious creatures that call it home—are looking forward to welcoming you soon! Rated best U.S. Aquarium. Big sharks, penguins & thousands of exotic sea creatures. Offering camps, sleepovers, parties, plus additional attractions, events & adventures. (888)… Read More
Riverstone Organic Farm – 708 Thompson Road, Floyd, VA. Just 3 miles from Parkway Milepost 149.2. Certified Organic working farm with vegetables and livestock. Walking paths, riverside picnic area and farm store with fresh local meat, eggs, produce, fruit and flowers, plus artisan products and gifts. Workshops, events and tours… Read More
Explore Park is the place where adventure begins! This 1,100 acre recreation facility is operated by the County of Roanoke, VA and features direct access to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 115 and an easy fifteen minute drive to the cultural amenities in downtown Roanoke.   There’s so… Read More
SeaQuest Lynchburg takes guests on adventures through rainforests, deserts and the depths of the seas. With exciting exhibits and activities for families and children of all ages, guests can get wet with the stingrays, feed birds and reptiles, marvel at the sharks, take selfies with the snakes and more!… Read More
Explore an underground world of wonders that has been thrilling visitors for almost 100 years at Shenandoah Caverns. It’s Virginia’s only cavern with elevator service! There’s also a historic soda fountain serving classic menu items (open seasonally) and American Celebration on Parade and Mainstreet of Yesteryear exhibits.  Caverns and… Read More
The Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at the Edinburg Mill showcases an extensive collection of artifacts that represent Valley life through the years. The 1848 mill was one of the few to escape burning during the Civil War. Open year-round, except major holidays. Elevator and accessible parking available. Read More
Skyline Caverns – US 340, 1 mile south of Front Royal. On your one-hour tour, a knowledgeable guide will escort you through the caverns, explaining the unusual Anthodite formations & geological history while challenging your imagination, making your tour educational, exciting, and entertaining. Open all year. Miniature train, gift… Read More
The Orchard at Altapass is a 100-year-old non-profit apple orchard located just off the Parkway at Milepost 328.3 featuring heirloom apples, family fun, bee habitat, U-Pick, storytelling, “heyrides,” weekend free music, heritage information, & spectacular views. Hand-scooped ice cream, hot apple pie, homemade fudge, gifts, & jarred goodies are… Read More