There are so many Things To Do in Boone NC and the surrounding counties. Below are simply just a few of our favorite Boone North Carolina Attractions and High Country Activities. Odds are you cannot go wrong by visiting any of the below!

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Family Vacation Photography

Family Photographs ARE your souvenir!

A professional photographer that you select will meet you at one or two predetermined destinations (along the Parkway, at a Park, along a stream, at your cabin rental, etc) and take either posed or more natural “lifestyle” photographs of your family for about an hour.  Engagement sessions, maternity, newborn, family reunions, they offer everything at Boone Vacation Photography! Perfect for holiday cards!

Packages range from $300 to $500 per session and include all digital files!

Boone Family Photography

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Valle Crucis Lavender House, Valle Crucis

175 Frank Mast Rd., Banner Elk, NC 28604

(Directly across from the Mast Store Annex)

Located in the heart of magical Valle Crucis, the Lavender House offers guests a tranquil place to live out their farmhouse dreams. Enjoy a lavender latte under the willows, browse a selection of natural and organic lavender products, learn to make your own soap, candles, and more in one of our workshops, or get a massage from one of the licensed therapists in the farmhouse spa.

Visit the Valle Crucis Lavender House

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Sky Valley Zip Tours – Blowing Rock

634 Sky Ranch Road, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Located between Boone and Blowing Rock. 9 Zip Lines, a Cliff Jump, Swinging Bridge, Leap of Faith and water views! Because it has everything and a prime location between Blowing Rock NC and Boone, this is really the ONLY recommendation for zipline fun!  Sky Valley, the High Country’s NEWEST adventure attraction, zip line and tour company. Great staff, happy customers and a great value! A must-do and great for all ages.

Sky Valley Zip Tours, Blowing Rock Zipline near Boone

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Carlton Gallery – Banner Elk

10360 Hwy 105 South, Banner Elk North Carolina 28604

A collection of over 200 local, regional and national artists in one collection. Mixed media, oils, acrylics, watercolor, drawing, designer jewelry, photography, pottery and more. One of the High Country’s most established Fine Art Gallery, 35+ years! Located in the Grandfather community between Boone and Banner Elk. Workshops year-round.

Carlton Gallery in Banner Elk

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Elk Creek Outfitter – Boone

1560 Hwy 105, Boone North Carolina 28607
Extensive fishing knowledge base, years of Boone Fishing Guide the Blue Ridge Mountains Fishing experiences and honest, hard work are this Boone Fishing Outfitter motto. Based in Butler TN, they have an office in Boone NC across from Watauga High School. Boone Trout Fishing, Smallmouth and Musky. Half days from $125 per person, discounts for more than one guest.
Elk Creek Outfitters for Fishing Outfitter in Boone North Carolina

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River Girl Fishing & Tubing – Todd/Boone

4041 Todd Railroad Grade Road, Todd, North Carolina 28684
Offering Fly Fishing, Boating, Kayaking, New River Tubing Rentals and Biking. Located in Todd’s historic train depot (between West Jefferson and Boone NC) where Elk Creek meets the south toe of the North-flowing New River. Founded by fisheries biologist! In capable hands for Todd Fishing Outfitter, a fishing license or a guided tour of some of the best Trout Fishing Near Boone NC. Motto: Live, Learn, Fish.

River Girl Fishing and New River Tubing in Todd NC

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Gem Mountain – Spruce Pine

Hwy 226, Spruce Pine North Carolina 28777

A wonderful North Carolina Gem Mining experience, for individuals, families or groups. You find em, You keep em! Offering mine trips, off-site as well (6+ in a group). Open Mar 1-Dec 31, Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. Gem Mining Near Banner Elk NC

Gem Mountain Spruce Pine Gem Mining

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Todd’s Calendar – Locals Things To Do

Boone Area, NC

RECOMMENDED! Where the High Country Goes to Know! Where locals find everything to see & do. Music, Events, Sports, Culture, Clubs, Restaurants, etc.

Todd’s Calendar, Boone Things To Do

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Dutch Creek Trails – Vilas

793 Rubin Walker Rd Vilas, North Carolina 28692
Horseback Riding Adventures Boone NC through wooded trails, old farm fields, views of the Vilas valleys and expect a little southern cowboy hospitality. Rather green or an experienced Horseback Riding Expert, you will be at home in these saddles. Reservations are recommended for this Boone Horse Farm.
Dutch Creek Trails Horse Riding Boone NC

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Blue Ridge For Rent (100+ Vacation Rentals)

Featuring 100+ vacation rentals spanning 3 counties! Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson, Fleetwood, Newland, Spruce Pine. Luxury AND Budget and from 1-10 bedrooms. Group Rentals available!

Boone Rentals and Parkway Cabins

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