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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.

Oconaluftee Indian Village

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Oconaluftee Indian Village is a recreated Cherokee Village of the 1750s. Tours by Cherokee guides present history, crafts, early homes and mountain forest demonstrations of beadwork, pottery, and blowguns in a beautiful forest setting.

564 Tsali Blvd. (HWY 441)
Cherokee, North Carolina 28719

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Mystery Hill

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Mystery Hill is an old-time photo studio, gift shop, American heritage museum, and native American artifacts museum. Mystery Hill is famous for its optical illusions and natural phenomenon, including a defiance of gravity where…

129 Mystery Hill Lane
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605

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Grandfather Trout Farm & Gem Mine

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Grandfather Trout Farm and Gem Mine makes it easy for families to fish and prospect for precious gems. Bring your own fishing gear, or let Grandfather fit you with everything you need. And the gem mining operation provides all the equipment for…

10767 Highway 105 S
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

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Stecoah Valley Center

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Stecoah Valley Center celebrates mountain traditions throughout the year with music programs, old-time festivals, workshops and other events that appeal to all age groups. The Center includes the Stecoah Valley Artisans Gallery which offers a unique…

121 Schoolhouse Road
Robbinsville, North Carolina 28771

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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine also offers custom gemstone cutting and setting, museum quality gemstone and mineral specimens, precious jewelry and gifts.

4416 NC Hwy 105 South
Boone, North Carolina 28607

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The Blowing Rock

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The Blowing Rock is one of North Carolina's oldest travel attractions. It is an immense cliff, with mysterious winds, 4,000 feet above sea level overhanging Johns River Gorge. Open all year, weather permitting.

Highway 321 South
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605

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WNC Nature Center

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The WNC Nature Center is situated on 42-acres near downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The center features indigenous wildlife and plant life of the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering demonstrations, gardens, trails, indoor exhibits, and farm animals.

75 Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28805

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Bennett Classics Auto Museum

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Bennett Classics Auto Museum is a fun trip down memory lane, featuring everything from Model T's to Mack trucks, and from a Shelby Mustang to a 1963 Ford Mayberry sheriffs car signed by actor Don Knots (Barney Fife in the Andy Griffith Show).

241 Vance Street
Forest City, North Carolina 28043

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Sugar Creek Gem Mine

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Sugar Creek Gem Mine promises facet grade gemstones in every bucket of ore, and you can have your gemstone finds cut and set into jewelry on location. The Sugar Creek staff will help you pick out the best gemstones for cutting and…

3045 Tynecastle Hwy.
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

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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.

81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731

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