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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.

Sliding Rock

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Sliding Rock is at milepost 412 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, take U.S. Highway 276 South for approximately eight miles. Description: A 60-ft, rock water slide in Pisgah Forest.

US-276
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768

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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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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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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
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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White Squirrel Paddle Boards

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White Squirrel Paddle Boards is an outdoor recreation company teaching people how to stand up paddle board (SUP), providing SUP rentals, tours, and sales.

4469 Hendersonville Hwy.
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…

397 Main Street
Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720

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Air Museum of WNC

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The Western North Carolina Air Museum features award winning restored and replica antique and vintage airplanes, and houses flight manuals, engines from historic aircraft, photos of historic airplanes and pilots, and models of historic airplanes.

1340 E Gilbert St
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28793

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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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Justus Orchard

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Justus Orchard offers U-Pick/We-Pick apples, blackberries, and pumpkins, and has an on-site bakery with delicious homemade apple pies (with ice cream), donuts, and apple fritters, as well as caramel apples, apple cider slushies, hot apple cider and…

187 Garren Rd
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792

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North Carolina Arboretum

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The NC Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden offering a wealth of activities for families and kids of all ages. Located minutes from downtown Asheville, NC, the NC Arboretum has diverse flower and botanical exhibits, including one of the most…

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, North Carolina 28806

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