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Family Activities in the Blue Ridge Mountains

There are an infinite number of attractions, annual events, fun activities and exciting things to see and do for the whole family in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Fun Factory in the Smokies

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Fun Factory in the Smokies is a 56,000-square-foot family entertainment center offering over 100 arcade games, miniature golf, a go cart track, bowling, laser tag, and dining.

1024 Georgia Road
North Carolina, Franklin 28734

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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Museum of the Cherokee Indian is open 7 days a week year round. The museum is a unique cultural and historical tour fused with interactive video, intriguing displays, and a full sensory experience. Discover the Cherokee people's spirit of inventiveness, resilience, and will to survive, while being guided through a moving journey that illustrates who the people of Cherokee are, where they came from, and why they're still here.

589 Tsali Blvd.
North Carolina, Cherokee 28719

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Carl Sandburg Home - Connemara

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The Carl Sandburg Home (a National Historic Site, U.S. National Park Service) has five miles of trails and gardens on 264 acres. The on-site multi-media exhibit features Carl Sandburg, "Poet of the People," and describes the Sandburg family's life, achievements, personal belongings, photographs, and writings.

81 Carl Sandburg Lane
North Carolina, Flat Rock 28731

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Moses Cone Park (aka Mose Cone Manor and Flat Top Manor)

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Moses Cone Estate is a 13,000-sq. ft. house built by Moses H. Cone on 3,600 acres. It's located at milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The estate is managed by the National Park Service and has a Craft Center operated by the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild.

Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 292-295
North Carolina, Boone 28605

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Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

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The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad provides visitors a way to explore the mountains and enjoy the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and the southern Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina. This mountain vacationland is like a nature conservancy in which small towns, rushing rivers, and ancient mountains reside. And the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad tour is one of the most popular, family-fun things to do.

226 Everett Street
North Carolina, Bryson City 28713

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Almond Boat and RV Park

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Almond Boat and RV Park rents 22-ft. and 24-ft. pontoon boats on Lake Fontana for 4 or 7 hours.

1165 Almond Boat Park Road
North Carolina, Bryson City 28713

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Cradle of Forestry

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The Cradle of Forestry provides a snap shot of life at America's first school of Forestry. Walk along the Forest Festival Trail complete with a restored 1915 logging locomotive. Take a ride with firefighters aboard a helicopter on their way to a roaring fire in the wilds of Idaho in the Forest Discovery Center Exhibit Hall. Explore the sights and sounds, check out the events and activities at the birthplace of Forest Conservation in America.

11250 Pisgah Highway (US 276)
North Carolina, Pisgah Forest 28768

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Electric Bicycle Tours of Asheville

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Electro Bike Tours offers a unique way to experience the beautiful architecture, history, and energy of Asheville and the surrounding area. Explore Asheville on a safe, guided tour riding a pedal-assisted electric bike that makes riding less difficult and more enjoyable, with a boost in headwinds and hills, making sweaty rides a thing of the past.

432 Merrimon Ave
North Carolina, Asheville 28804

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LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours

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LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours depart from 90 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC; Haunted Comedy Bus Tours depart from 92 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC. LaZoom's iconic, purple bus tours show the funny side of Asheville. Afternoon and evening tours are historical and hysterical, with outlandish comedy skits and entertaining and edgy tour guides. Standard tour length is 90 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at boarding if seating is available (reservations are recommended).

14 Battery Park Avenue
North Carolina, Asheville 28801

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History at Hand

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History@Hand offers historic walking tours in Asheville. Four tours are available: Historic Downtown; The Family Store (history of Jewish businesses downtown); Montford Historic District; and Riverside Cemetery. Tours are by appointment only.

333 Montford Avenue
North Carolina, Asheville 28801

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