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Bristol Caverns is located 5 miles southeast of Bristol on US 421. Only 8 miles from I-81 Exit 3. A journey through the caverns will take you through millions of years of timeless beauty. Largest and most beautiful in the Smoky Mountain region. Open daily. (423) 878-2011. 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
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park represents the best of the North Carolina mountains in one place. Surrounded by the towering cliffs of Hickory Nut Gorge, the Park offers some of the most amazing views found anywhere. From atop Chimney Rock, an ancient monolith soaring 1,200ft above the… Read More
Cliffside Lake day use area in Highlands, NC offers two picnic pavilions, fishing pier, swimming and hiking trails on a serene and scenic lake. Make picnic shelter reservations at (877) 444-6777. Day use fee and shelter reservation fee apply. Camping is available nearby at Van Hook Glade Campground. Read More
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
Crossnore Weavers & Fine Arts Gallery – Explore the art of Appalachian hand weaving in our working museum. Quality wearables, table and kitchen linens, and home decor hand woven by local artisans. Gallery features artists, sculptors, and fine craftspersons. Open Mon-Sat. Off Hwy 221 in Crossnore. (800) 374-4660. Read More
Dinosaur Land is located at 3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway in White Post, VA, 8 miles south of Winchester. Over 50 dinosaurs invite visitors to step into the world of the prehistoric past, turning back the pages of time to the Mesozoic era. Our enormous gift shop features gifts for… Read More
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine – Keep what you find in the treasure hunt of your life! Mine for rubies, emeralds and more. Gemstone and fossil store, picnic area, and goats to pet and feed! Open year round at 2120 Brevard Road in Hendersonville, NC. (828) 692-6560. Read More
Emerald Village is just 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Little Switzerland, Milepost 333.9. Gem mining, gold panning, mine tours, waterfall, free exhibits, real mines, fun shopping! NC’s Gem! www.emeraldvillage.com (828) 765-6463. Read More
Stay at or stop by Fancy Gap Cabins and Campground at Milepost 202.5 on your next trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stay with Us Whether you park your RV, pitch a tent, cozy up in one of our camping cabins or relax in one of our eight motel… Read More