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Welcome to the Blue Ridge Parkway Golf Trail, America’s newest golf trail. Included in all golf packages is lodging at your choice of upscale log homes, golf villas, or luxury hotels along with a selection of truly spectacular championship mountain golf courses in both North Carolina and Virginia. When… 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
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
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine - Treasure Hunt of your Life. Keep what you find! Mine for ruby, emerald and more! Open year…
Folk Art Center – Milepost 382.5. Home facility of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Features craft shop of regional crafts, 3 exhibition galleries, daily craft demonstrations, special events. Parkway information and bookstore. National Park Service programs during season. Open daily 9-6 April-Dec; 9-5 Jan-March. Visit www.craftguild.org or call (828)… Read More
Grovewood Village - 111 Grovewood Rd. Adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn. Experience Asheville's historic arts and crafts destination. Free on-site…
Hickory Nut Gap Farm - 9 miles east on 74A. Visit animals, pick berries, picnic, purchase meats, kitchen & butchery! www.hickorynutgapfarm.com (828)…
The North Carolina Arboretum - Entrance at MP 393. Renowned gardens, hiking & biking trails and engaging exhibitions. www.ncarboretum.org (828) 665-2492.
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
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