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The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) expresses a mission of promoting the visual arts and the history and heritage of the mountains through educational programs, exhibitions, and permanent collections. Open year round and offering free admission to the public, BRAHM is a must-see destination in the NC… Read More
Blue Ridge Soap Shed – See soap made. Enjoy 130 varieties of handmade soap in retail shop. Open 10-5 Monday-Saturday April-November or by appointment. Located 6/10th mile from Parkway MP 330.9 on NC 226N toward Spruce Pine at 179 Meadow View Rd. Web orders welcome year round. Classical seven path… 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
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
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
Gem Mountain – Located at Milepost 330.9. Mine trips to an active mine. Flume mining at its best. Picnic area, gem & jewelry store, general store, ice cream and free fluorescent mineral display. Make your gems into jewelry. People’s choice for gem mining! Open March-December, Monday-Saturday from 10-5. (828)… Read More
Grandfather’s lofty heights offer guests opportunities for rejuvenation, excitement and family memories in a natural haven that will endure forever. Marvel at 360-degree views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge, stand eye-to-eye with bears, cougars, otters, eagles and deer in natural habitats and interact with our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Two… Read More
The 66th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are scheduled for July 8-11, 2021! America’s finest gathering of Scottish Clans. Music, dancing, pageantry, athletic & children’s events. www.gmhg.org (828) 733-1333. Read More
Grandfather Vineyard and Winery – Enjoy award winning wines beside the sparkling waters of the Watauga River. Tastings are offered daily, Mon.-Sat. 12:00-6:00 and Sunday 1:00-6:00. Take the Linville exit at Parkway Milepost 305.1, to US 221. Turn right at stoplight in Linville onto Hwy 105. Go 7.6 miles… Read More
High Gravity Adventures Zip Line & Aerial Adventure Park – Milepost 291.8 Boone/Blowing Rock. High Country adventure for the whole family. Experience our award-winning zip line tour, scream on the giant swing, and explore 75+ challenges in our aerial adventure park. Tickets and information available online at www.highgravityadventures.com. Read More