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The Northwest Trading Post at Parkway Milepost 258.7 features souvenirs, apparel, maps, games, educational toys, snacks and other camping and picnicking items in a historic venue. FIND Outdoors also offers educational opportunities for visitors such as Cherokee talks and demonstrations and Mountains-to-Sea Trail hikes. Open seasonally. (336) 982-2543. Read More
Oconaluftee Indian Village poses the question, “Is it actually Cherokee history if it’s still happening?” Today you can transport back to an 18th century village full of authentic stickball demonstrations, dance, staged war reenactments—you name it. If it happened then, it’s happening now. Season opens May 1st, and tickets and… Read More
One of a Kind Art Gallery offers fine, folk, and funky local art from over 150 local artists and craftspeople. The selection of artwork includes pottery, jewelry, paintings, prints, lamps, textiles, and more. OOAK offers a broad representation of the creative work being created in the mountains of Western… Read More
Come get lost and find yourself in beautiful Patrick County, Virginia. Dance to the music of the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Relax in the spa or play a round of golf all at our award-winning mountain resort, Primland. Explore the many historic sites of the region such… 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
Southern Highland Craft Guild Moses Cone Manor –  located at Milepost 294.1, it represents 400 traditional craft makers of the Southern Appalachians on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Guild is the second oldest craft organization in America. Craft demonstrations offered from April to November. Open 9-5 daily March 15… Read More
Snowy Mountain Christmas Shop & Sweets features Christmas decorations for the home. Local artists’ craftsmanship as well as imported items fill the store with Christmas wonder May through December. We’re located just 5 miles north of Parkway Milepost 317.5 on US Highway 221. Offering sweets, holiday decorations, Christmas trees, greenery… Read More
Something Special Gift Shop – A unique shop in a country store setting carrying gifts, jewelry, clothing, seasonal decorations, stuffed animals, candy and sweets, and lots more. You’re sure to find a special gift for even that hard-to-shop-for person! Located just one block from the picturesque town square in… Read More
For 90 years in Asheville & surrounding areas, the craft guild has showcased the region’s finest craftsmen through exhibitions, craft shops, special events, and fairs. Today, we are the second-oldest craft organization in America representing 800 Appalachian makers of contemporary & traditional craft from 293 counties in 9 states. The… Read More
Switzerland Cafe specializes in fresh, homemade sandwiches, soups, and quiches and we craft our own award-winning Applewood Smoked Trout and Hickory Smoked Pork BBQ. Serving lunch daily Easter – Halloween. Our General Store offers picnic items, wine, beer & cheese as well as T-Shirts, crafts and souvenirs. Open 7… Read More