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Family Activities in Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and Linville

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.

Sunrise Mountain Mini Golf

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The Magic Mountain Mini Golf is a popular "tough course" located on a shady hillside.

1675 NC Hwy 105 Bypass
Boone, North Carolina 28607

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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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Tweetsie Railroad

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Tweetsie Rail Road Wild West Theme Park operates two powerful steam locomotives so children and families can let their imaginations run wild and discover all sorts of fun - as cowboys, Indians or engineers - or get up close and personal with the critters in the Deer Park, hop on the amusement rides, watch a live show, shop or dine - all this and more is available on site at the Tweetsie Railroad Wild West Theme Park.

300 Tweetsie Railroad Road
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605

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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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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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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
Boone, North Carolina 28605

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Grandfather Mountain

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Grandfather Mountain's Mile High Swinging Bridge lets visitors see 360-degree panoramic views. Safely observe cougars, white-tailed deer, black bears, river otters and a golden eagle in a natural setting. Enjoy the network of nature walks and trails through forests and meadows or through rugged terrain navigated by ladders and cables and enjoy the breathtaking views. Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum houses more than two dozen exhibits about the history of Grandfather Mountain.

2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, North Carolina 28646

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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 a ball rolls uphill and people are pulled from an upright position to a standing angle of nearly 45 degrees.

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 prospectors of all ages. Just clean the ore in the flume with wooden screens. You can even take your gem finds to the Grandfather Gem Shop for identification, cutting and mounting.

10767 Highway 105 S
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

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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 ensure that every cut gemstone is flawless. Whether you are in search of a faceted gemstone necklace, bracelet, ring or that perfect set of custom gemstone earrings, Sugar Creek Gem Mine will bring your rough gemstones to life.

3045 Tynecastle Hwy.
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

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