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Take an exciting journey through the beauty of nature and mural art! The Appalachian Mural Trail travels through North Carolina, Virginia & Tennessee. Over 130 magnificent outdoor murals provide transformational moments. Once in front of a mural, take a selfie with your smartphone, then read the stories about the… Read More
Barboursville Vineyards & Historic Ruins is located just 30 minutes East of Parkway Milepost 0, near the intersection of VA Route 33 at Va Route 20. Come visit our 18th century estate at Virginia’s most honored winery, with daily tastings and fine dining at Palladio Restaurant. For details and events… Read More
America’s Largest Home in Asheville, NC Discover Biltmore House, Gardens, Antler Hill Village and Winery In 1888, George Vanderbilt fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains and decided to make the region his home. The result was Biltmore, his historic estate in Asheville, NC. More than a century later,… Read More
Blue Ridge Farm Museum – Located on Route 40, we’re an 1800s Virginia farm complex with livestock & interpreters of farm life. Open mid-May to mid-August on Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Check out our tours and programs offered by reservation.  Visit us online or call (540) 365-4416… Read More
Chateau Morrisette Winery is located 300 feet off the Blue Ridge Parkway, only 4 miles north of Mabry Mill and 4 miles south of Rocky Knob in beautiful Floyd County, Virginia. The winery offers wine tastings and tours 7-days a week. Tastings include a sampling of ten different wines and… 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
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad – 15 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway MP 469.1. Round-trip scenic excursions take you from historic depot through the beautiful countryside. Variety of train excursions & special event trains. Dine in First Class Cars or take it all in while riding in an open air gondola!… Read More
Grovewood Village is located at 111 Grovewood Road in Asheville, NC adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn. Experience Asheville’s historic arts and crafts destination. Visit our galleries, enjoy a free tour, and peruse the free Biltmore Industries Homespun and the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museums. Museums open seasonally. Free… Read More
Hickory Nut Gap Farm – 9 miles east of Parkway Milepost 384.7 on 74A. A fifth generation family farm featuring grassfed meats from humanely-raised animals on quality pasture using regenerative practices. Visit animals, pick berries, picnic, purchase meats, kitchen & butchery! Our grassfed beef, pasture raised pork and chicken… Read More
Visit one of the most important houses in American history and become inspired through the stories & values of the Preston Family and all those who lived at Historic Smithfield. Completed in 1774, Smithfield was the county’s political and social center. The grounds and gardens supplement an understanding of… Read More