163 Hwy 105 Extension
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 262-0020
Fax: (828) 262-9818
Several native North Carolina plants may be viewed here for both educational and preservation purposes. You may also view the Wrought Iron Gates which were designed by Daniel Boone, VI, a direct descendent of Daniel Boone.
One of the best institutions of higher education in Southern United States, Appalachian State University, also called as just App, has been a premier provider of comprehensive education to young minds for centuries. The university's location, in the quiet town of Boone, among the Blue Ridge Mountains, fosters a tranquil environment, conducive to learning. The university also has a strong athletics department, with its various teams winning major tournaments across the country. See the website to know more.
Outdoor climbing tower located in downtown Boone. The Tower is fun for families, friends and groups of all kinds. Color coded routes on the slabs, vertical faces and steep overhangs provide challenges for climbers of all abilities. No experience is necessary. Visit the tower for a 1 or 2 hour course or your choice of three climbs with a trained staff member belaying.
Set along the mountainside, Magic Mountain Mini Golf, surrounded by nature and waterfalls, is a fun time for the whole family.
Providing all the equipment needed, you will find gems from all over the world including topaz, amethyst, citrine, ruby, sapphire, peridot, garnet, smokey quartz, aquamarine, and emerald among others in every bucket you buy. They also offer jewelry settings in 14 karat gold and sterling silver, finished jewelry, gifts, and mineral specimens.
With the main attraction being The Mystery House, visitors are able to see water flow up hill as the gravitational pull is stronger than normal to the north. The Heritage Museum is now used to portray life of middle class mountain families in the late 1800's to early 1900's. In The Native American Artifacts Museum, over 50,000 pieces of authentic Native American artifacts are on display.
Located beside the Blue Ridge Parkway, adjacent to Julian Price Memorial Park, the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park includes the circa 1901, 13,000 square foot Colonial Revival-style Flat Top Manor, 25 miles of carriage trails and the Craftsman's Trail, a 20-minute loop walk. The 20-room Manor is the home of the Parkway Craft Center, one of five shops of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, which features handmade crafts by hundreds of regional artists.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Tweetsie makes a scenic three-mile loop through the mountains near Blowing Rock. This amusement park has rides for all ages and live entertainment. You may want to pan for gold, ride the chair lift to Miner's Mountain, or see the animals at The Deer Park.
Situated in a quaint mountain setting, this fun and educational zoo features over 60 species of animals including unique animals from Asia, Africa, and Australia. Picnic areas, nature trails, and a petting zoo are also part of the zoo.
Grandfather Mountain one of the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a truly rustic and fun adventure that includes a swinging bridge that sways a mile above sea level. Be sure to bring your camera to capture your treasured experience. There are also natural habitats with bears, cougars, eagles and otters. Closed on the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The admission fees are USD15 for adults (13-59 years), USD13 for senior citizens (60 years and above), USD7 for children (4-12 years) and under 4 years is free.
"Home of the official groundhog of the State of North Carolina", this wildlife sanctuary rehabilitates, treats, and releases various wildlife animals plus features displays of indigenous animals and live small wildlife.
Part of the Appalachian Regional Library, this library offers a wide selection of books, reference materials, magazines, children's books, and programs for both children and adults.