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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.

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
Asheville, North Carolina 28804

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Historic Johnson Farm

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A heritage education center with animals, tours, nature trails, picnic tables and 10 historic structures on 15 acres of forest, fields and streams. Check the web site for admission fees and hours of operation.

3346 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792

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Linville Caverns

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Linville Caverns are conveniently located near Grandfather Mountain under Humpback Mountain in the southern high country between Marion and Linville, North Carolina. The beautiful Caverns offer an educational half-hour guided tour, as well as a fun gift and souvenir shop.

19929 US 221 North
Marion, North Carolina 28752

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Hendersonville Train Depot

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The Apple Valley Model Railroad Club has constructed a scenic HO model railroad representing Hendersonville and western North Carolina. The Southern Railway caboose is also open to the public.

650 Maple St
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792

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Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc.

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Qualla Arts & Craft Mutual offers authentic, handmade Cherokee arts and crafts, including weaponry, dramatic masks, wedding jugs, decorative beadwork, finger weaving, and wood and stone carving. Founded in 1946 to preserve and advance Cherokee arts and crafts, Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. is the oldest and leading Native American Arts cooperative in the United States.

645 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, North Carolina 28719

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Fun N Wheels Go-Kart Rides

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2788 Hwy. 105 South
Boone, North Carolina 28607

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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)
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768

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Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine

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Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine has produced minerals of all kinds for prospectors, including Aquamarine, Emerald, Ruby, Garnet, Peridot, Quartz, Agate, Amethyst, and more. Children are fascinated, and attendants help by identifying, classifying, and educating them. The mine guarantees a gem find every time. All equipment is furnished and no experience necessary.

397 Main Street
Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720

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Lake Lure Beach

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Open, weather permitting, 7 days a week, 10 am to 6 pm, Memorial Day through mid-August. For admission rates, special events, and off-season hours call 828-625-0077.

2724 Memorial Hwy
Lake Lure, North Carolina 28746

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Asheville Outdoor Center

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Asheville Outdoor Center offers family-friendly quiet-water float trips on the French Broad River with canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes, and stand-up paddle boards. Asheville Outdoor Center also offers bicycle rentals and gem mining.

521 Amboy Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28806

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