Visitor Attraction

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…
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Grandfather Mountain – Reservations Only

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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The Hemlock Inn has been lovingly owned and operated by the Summers family since 1994.