There are many North Carolina tourist attractions
that make for a fun, relaxing vacation. Boone
North Carolina, located among the Appalachian
Mountains in Western North Carolina is close to
many of North Carolinaís favorite outdoor
attractions. The natural beauty of the North
Carolina Mountains is the common denominator
that can be appreciated at many of these
attractions. Visitors and residents can enjoy
the great outdoors in many different ways.
Appalachian State University is a state school
that is located in Boone NC and offers many
types of cultural events such as plays and live
music that are available to the public. The Blue
Ridge Parkway runs through the High Country of
Western North Carolina and allows for outdoor
activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, rock
climbing and canoeing. This is one of the most
traveled National Parks in the country as it
known for its natural beauty and winding roads
that blend in with its natural surroundings. The
Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain are also
near Boone NC, both offering spectacular
panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and
several activities to enjoy. Tweetsie Railroad
is located between Boone and Blowing Rock and is
a great family adventure. Here you can ride the
famous ghost train and dress up as cowboys and
Indians for the day.
In Avery County, Banner Elk offers even more
small town charm. Downtown features many
specialty craft shops and unique restaurants.
The Emporium Shoppes at the Village and The
Great Train Robbery are two of the more popular
shops in Banner Elk. The most famous shopping
destination in Watauga County has to be the Mast
General Store in Valle Crucis. This store has
been outfitting the High Country since 1883, and
the original building still stands!
West Jefferson NC, is located just a short drive
away in Ashe County and also has a wealth of fun
things to do and see. Known for its distinct
arts district and rural landscapes that offer
plenty of outdoor fun, Ashe County is a truly
spectacular place. One can take a tour of the
Ashe County Cheese Company, one of the regionís
oldest attractions, and watch cheese being made.
The Churches of the Frescoes in Ashe County are
also two great places to visit. Ben Long, an
internationally renowned painter, visited Ashe
County and painted several beautiful murals for
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Maryís
Episcopal Church. Visitors from all across the
world visit Ashe County to see the churches and
their frescoe murals.
There are many things to do in Boone NC and
numerous attractions located in the High
Country of Western North Carolina that have
brought visitors to the area for years and
years. Be sure to check out the information on
these great attractions that we have provided
for your convenience and enjoyment.
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