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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.

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…

2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, North Carolina 28646

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Hands On Children's Gallery

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Hand's On is an excellent place for children, parents and grandparents to explore and learn together. Exhibits and programs stimulate curiosity, creativity and make learning fun.

318 N. Main Street
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792

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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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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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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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Prospect for real gem stones that you can keep, including rubys, sapphires, emeralds, quartz crystals, citrine, amethyst, garnets, adventurine, sodalite, opal, fluorite, aquamarine and more.

2120 Brevard Road
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739

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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…

300 Tweetsie Railroad Road
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605

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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…

19929 US 221 North
Marion, North Carolina 28752

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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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Fox Mountain Guides & Climbing School

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Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School is AMGA accredited, offering rock climbing and ice climbing trips and guiding in North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia. Climbing classes available for all experience levels.

3228 Asheville Hwy.
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768

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GO-Adventures Zip Line at Highpoint Farm

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GO-Adventures Zip Line at Highpoint Farm has a 750 ft. zip line, as well as low and high ropes courses used in team-building. Participants set up the element, send participants down the line, 'catch' on the other end, and 'belay' the rider down…

23730 Frederick Road
Clarksburg, Maryland 20871

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