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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 Mon-Sat April-December. 6/10th mile from Parkway MP 331 on NC 226N toward Spruce Pine at 179 Meadow View Rd. Web orders welcome year round. Classical seven path Labyrinth, Medicine Walks in… Read More
Blue Ridge Theater – located just 1.2 miles from Milepost 261, family friendly entertainment, wedding and event venue. We provide good eats in our concession area along with snacks and beverages; beer and wine are also available. Contact us at www.blueridgetheater.com or 336-982-4888. 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 - 3 miles from Parkway at Little Switzerland. Gem mining, gold panning, mine tours, waterfall, free exhibits, real mines, fun…
Gem Mountain - Located at MP 331. Mine trips to an active mine. Flume mining at its best. Free fluorescent mineral display,…
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 65th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, scheduled for July 9-12, 2020, have unfortunately been canceled due to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about next year’s event! 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. Tasting are offered everyday, Mon.-Sat. 12:00-6:00 and Sunday 1:00-6:00. Take Linville Exit, MP 305, to US 221. Turn Rt. at stop light in Linville onto Hwy 105.Go 7.6 miles and turn right on… Read More