BOONE & BLOWING ROCK AREA
- Movies & Bowling: Visit the Boone Bowling Center which is a beautiful family owned and operated 16 lane center established in 1982, or the Regal Boone Cinema 7 which showcases a variety of new movies in 7 deluxe theaters.
- Just for Kids: There are plenty of activities that are perfect for your children in the Boone & Blowing Rock areas! These include The Incredible Toy Company which is located at 3411 U.S. 321 S, Blowing Rock, NC and has some of the most imaginative, creative, and downright fun products that they can get their hands on for all ages. Located in Boone we have The Children’s Playhouse where families can learn and play together rain or shine!
- Gem Mining: Indoor mines are available at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine which is located at 4416 NC Hwy 105 South, Boone, NC 28607, and Doc’s Rocks which has many different activities offered at great rates and is located right near Mystery Hill!
- Mystery Hill: Visit Mystery Hill for fun for the whole family! This unique entertainment center has five attractions under one roof including the original Mystery Platform, the Mystery House, the Hall of Mystery, the Native American Artifacts Museum and the Appalachian Heritage Museum.
- BRAHM: The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) offers weekly afternoon art club projects for preschoolers +.
BANNER ELK/ LITTLE SWITZERLAND/ LINVILLE AREA
- Caverns: The only show caverns available in North Carolina are the Linville Caverns where visitors are invited to explore the “splendor and wonders nature created ‘inside a mountain.'” The caverns are located at 19929 US 221 North, Marion, NC 28752.
- Gems: Visit the Museum of N.C. Minerals located on the Blue Ridge Parkway which showcases over 300 varieties of minerals and gems, Gem Mountain on Hwy 226 in Spruce Pine or Emerald Village Real Mine Tour off the Parkway which both offer the opportunity to explore and find gems on your own to keep and cherish!
- Just for Kids: Visit the Candy Barrel which is located at Mast General Store in Banner Elk which contains a large collection of candy that would made any child happy.
LENOIR & HICKORY AREA
- Family Fun: Bo’s Bodacious Family Entertainment in Lenoir offers many fun activities perfect for families such as laser tag, bowling, mini golf, and a HUGE arcade! Birthday parties are available as well as pizza and drinks! You don’t want to miss out on this awesome experience!