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Top 10 (different) summer activities with kids in the NC High Country

Top 10 (different) kid activities in the NC High Country If you have visited the NC High Country towns of Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain and West Jefferson with your family, you know that one visit is not

Kid Friendly Rainy Day Activities

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

NC High Country Rainy Day Activities

NC High Country Rainy Day Activities: Expecting snow or sunshine but the rainy weather got you down? We’ve got you covered! There are plenty of activities to fill your time so that none of it goes to waste. BOONE &

Mile High Kite Festival, Beech Mountain- Sept 2-3 2017

Mile High Kite Festival, Beech Mountain

Mile High Kite Festival Beech Mountain NC ABOUT: The Mile High Kite Festival, Beech Mountain, NC is September 2-3, 2017 in the town meadow. Located at more than 5,000 feet in elevation, the high-altitude meadow makes it easy for children

Pet Friendly High Country NC

The High Country of North Carolina is definitely a pet friendly vacation destination. You will find dogs walking in the downtown areas and the outdoor trails of Boone, Blowing Rock, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro any day of the week. The

Visit the Top 10 High Elevations in the High Country

As our namesake implies, when you visit the High Country, you are never far from a high elevation with a great vista. Many of the highest points are surprisingly easy to access by car or by path. Mount Mitchell (6,684

Mountain Fun For Preschoolers

tweetsie railroad

The High Country is a great place for people of all ages, but for preschoolers, it’s magical! Tweetsie Railroad, a wild west theme park,  is a great place for preschool aged children. The train is a big hit with many

Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend

Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend recounts the famous 1860’s lovers’ triangle tale that became one of the nation’s first highly publicized crimes of passion. Performed outdoors at Fort Hamby Amphitheatre, the drama brings to life the romance, jealousy, and mystery surrounding

Hickory Ridge Homestead Preserves Yesterday

At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum you can learn what life was like in the 1700s as our country was formed and expanded. Hickory Ridge Living History Museum is located on the grounds of Horn in the West, the

Guided Hikes at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain offers access to multiple trails varying in difficulty from a leisurely walk in the woods to a rigorous trek across rugged peaks. A number of gentle paths designed to offer a low-impact foray into nature can be accessed