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Mountain Aire Golf Club is an established, public golf course offering 18 holes of well-maintained fairways complimented by the natural, rugged beauty of the Appalachians. Located at 1396 Fairway Ridge Drive in West Jefferson, just 30 minutes from Boone, we’re nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge. Reasonable rates. Read More
Mystery Hill has been amazing Parkway visitors for over 70 years. Fun and educational for the entire family. Explore North Carolina’s only Natural Gravitational Anomaly (see above photo), experience hands-on science activities, create giant soap bubbles big enough to surround an adult, try… Read More
Nantahala Outdoor Center – At the intersection of the Appalachian Trail & the Nantahala River in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts since 1972, NOC’s 500-acre campus boasts plenty of exciting adventures to keep your entire group happy & active, whether you spend a day or… Read More
The National D-Day Memorial was constructed in honor of those who died on June 6, 1944 in the invasion of the French coastline during World War II, fighting in one of the most significant battles in our nations history. This solemn memorial pays tribute to those who served our… Read More
Natural Bridge Zoological Park – Discover the largest & most complete collection of birds & animals in the state of Virginia. Ride on an elephant, stand next to a giraffe, see a huge white tiger, hug baby llamas & donkeys. Enjoy monkeys, gibbons, & mandrill baboons. See Himalayan bears,… Read More
NC Outdoor Adventures was created out of the obvious need for outdoor recreation experiences and education. Based out of the Blue Ridge mountains in Western North Carolina, NCOA offers over 21 different trips including tubing, rafting, whitewater kayak instruction, climbing, rappelling, waterfall rappelling, hiking, camping, youth programs, wild edible… Read More
The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest just south of  Asheville, NC. Accessible via Parkway Milepost 393.6, the Arboretum is surrounded by botanically-diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, encouraging personal connections with nature in the gardens, hiking… Read More
PARI is a former NASA facility that is now an active center for research and STEM education. Radio telescopes 26M (85ft.), space flight artifacts, meteorites, minerals, scenic views, hiking trails. A ‘Dark Sky’ designated location. Day tour, night viewings with optical telescopes and astronomy instruction. Family style cabin rooms… 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