Things to See & Do

Blowing Rock & North Carolina’s High Country Attractions ~ Recreational Activities

Area Major Attractions ~ Scenic ByWays & Routes ~ Events & Festivals ~ Crafts & Gift Shops, Galleries and Outlet Malls

The High Country has a diverse selection of attractions for the whole family. Tweetsie Railroad, located in Blowing Rock, is a great family destination. There you can ride an authentic coal powered steam locomotive (as well as a variety of carnival rides), partake in Wild West shows, and enjoy an abundance of tasty treats. Also be sure to visit The Blowing Rock, an immense cliff hanging 3,000 feet over the John’s River Gorge, where gravity appears to be reversed – causing objects to fall up!

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Blowing Rock's WinterfestWinterfest
Photo courtesy of The
Blowing Rocket

Hawksnest Ski Resort - Skiing, Snowboarding & TubingHawksnest Tubing & Ziplining
Tubing, Zipline.
Appalachian Ski Mountain - Skiiing / SnowboardingAppalachian Ski Mountain
 Skiing and Snowboarding
Christmas in Blowing RockChristmas in Blowing Rock
 Photo courtesy of The Blowing Rocket
Art in the Park - Blowing RockArt in the Park
 Art and Crafts Monthly During Summer
Blowing Rock NC 4th of July Parade4th of July Parade
Photo courtesy of The Blowing Rocket
Highland Games at Grandfather MountainHighland Games
Photo by Hugh Morton
Blue Ridge Parkway - Linville GorgeThe Blue Ridge Parkway
 Photo by Hugh Morton
Grandfather MountainGrandfather Mountain
 Photo courtesy of The Blowing Rocket
Mast General Store in Valle CrucisMast General Store
 Photo courtesy of Mast General Store
Tweetsie RailroadTweetsie Railroad
 Only 5 minutes from Cliffdwellers Inn
Mystery Hill - Mystery House and MuseumMystery Hill
Only 5 minutes from Cliffdwellers Inn
Blowing Rock in NCThe Blowing Rock
 Photo courtesy of The Blowing Rocket
Horseback RidingHorseback Riding Blowing Rock ParkBlowing Rock Park
 Photo courtesy of The Blowing Rocket
Linville FallsLinville Falls Linville CavernsLinville Caverns
 Photo courtesy of High Mountain Expeditions
Greater Foscoe Mining CompanyGreater Foscoe Mining Co.
 Gem Mining
Photo courtesy of the Greater Foscoe Mining Company
Fly Fishing in Blue Ridge MountainsFly Fishing Horse Drawn Sleigh RidesHorse Drawn Sleigh Rides Wahoo's Adventures - River RaftingWahoo’s Adventures
Whitewater Rafting – Tubing Kayaking – Cave Exploration – Hiking & Backpacking

Mountain Aire Boone Golf Club Mountain Aire Golf 
Boone Golf Club

Blowing Rock Stage CompanyBlowing Rock Stage Company

Sugar Plum Christmas Tree FarmSugar Plum  Tree Farm
What Fir Tree Farm
Big Ridge Tree Farm
Autumn at Oz Clock Tower - Blowing RockAutumn at Oz

 Cone Park Carriage Trails – Printable Map

Moses Cone Memorial Park Printable Doc


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