The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock, North Carolina’s oldest travel attraction since 1933, is an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. Open all year weather permitting in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. How The Blowing Rock Got Its Name… The Blowing Rock is an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level, […]

Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad is a wild west family theme park featuring a three-mile steam-powered train ride through the North Carolina mountains. Also available to do is shopping, live entertainment, amusement rides and a petting zoo. They are open on weekends in May (Fri.-Sun.). Open 7 days a week after Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Mid-August through […]

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is located on The Blue Ridge Parkway towering 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina.   Grandfather Mountain is operated as a scenic travel attraction and is one of the world’s most environmentally diverse nature preserves.  Grandfather Mountain has 360-degree views of mountain ridge after mountain ridge cascading to the horizon.  Be inspired by the views from […]

Todd General Store

Todd General Store is located on the scenic Railroad Grade Road, Todd General Store is a destination for all outdoor enthuasists. It’s a perfect place for food; lunch at our famous deli and dinner Tuesday nite Storytelling and Friday Nite Music, drinks, collectibles as well as a rest and chat with Gini and Bob Mann.  […]

Gem Mountain in Spruce Pine

 Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine is one of North Carolina’s most enjoyable attractions! If you like gem mining…you’ll LOVE Gem Mountain!  They have lots of local materials such as Crabtree emerald, Wiseman and Brushy Creek aquamarine, as well as moonstones, garnet, citrine, ruby, amethyst, sapphire and others brought fresh from the mines daily. The covered flumes allow for […]

Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in  western NC’s High Country region, Linville Caverns is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. The beauty of our mountains is echoed within Humpback Mountain and visitors are invited to explore the splendor and wonders nature created "inside a mountainLinville Caverns was opened for […]