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Linville Caverns – Linville

This privately maintained and privately owned cave system is a must see! Keep an eye out for little brown bats in the Spring and Fall. A visit to the High Country is not final without a visit to either Linville Caverns or Linville Falls, two of our most visited Tourist Attractions Boone NC. Seasonal hours.

Linville Caverns, a popular Boone Attraction

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Wilkes Heritage Museum – Wilkesboro

100 East Main Street PO Box 935 Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697

Home to the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame! The Museum is located in the newly restored 1902 Wilkes County Courthouse, preserving the past of   Wilkes County while contributing to the education and culture of the county. Its collection of artifacts and images and stories of early settlement will keep its visitors enlightened and intrigued.

Wilkes Heritage Museum and the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame!

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The Museum of Ashe County History – Jefferson

301 East Main Street, Jefferson, NC 28640

Located in the historic 1904 Ashe County Courthouse building, this Ashe County Museum answers the questions, who are we, where did we come from, how did we get here and what did we do on the way. Permanent exhibits are: story of the courthouse, Veterans honor room, Virginia Railroad Creeper Room and Ashe County Sports Hall of Fame.
Museum of Ashe County History in Jefferson North Carolina

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Ashe County Corn Maze – Sept thru Oct

644 Roy Goodman Rd, Crumpler, NC 28617
Annual Family-Friendly event featuring a corn maze, plenty of games for kids and adults that act like kids! Enjoy live Blue Grass music, slow cooked NC BBQ at Corn Fest and lots of fun, games and prizes. Family Activity Ashe County. Corn Maze Boone NC can take 45 min to hours. Sept – Oct.

Ashe County Corn Maze near Boone NC

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Yadkin Valley Balloon Adventures – Elkin

Elkin North Carolina (about 1 hr 15 min from Boone)

Offering Hot Air Balloon Rides North Carolina, just 65 miles from Boone NC and in the Yadkin Valley Wine Country, perfect for stunning views Imagine skimming a pond, touching tree tops & then soaring to thousands of feet. Nothing like the experience of your first hot air balloon.

Yadkin Valley Balloon Adventures Elkin NC


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The Children’s Playhouse – Boone

400 Tracy Circle, Boone North Carolina 28607
Always something going on that is family friendly Boone NC at The Children’s Playhouse and Children’s Museum! Creative indoor and outdoor play to Parent’s Night Out, Vet Clinic, Bouldering Wall, build, romp, sing, paint together! From birth to 8 yrs old. Usually 10am-5pm.

Childrens Playhouse Boone NC

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Doc’s Rocks – Boone

129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (at Mystery Hill, next to Tweetsie)
Recently classified as the ONLY education based commercial gem mine in North Carolina, Doc’s Rocks, located next door to Tweetsie Railroad at Mystery Hill is Blowing Rock Gem Mining at its finest. Great family fun, 7 days a week, rain, shine or snow.
Doc’s Rocks Gem Mining Blowing Rock NC

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Mast General Store – Valle Crucis

Hwy 194, Valle Crucis, North Carolina 28691
Take a trip back in time, Nostalgia Lane, to Valle Crucis’ Original Mast General Store. Built beginning in 1882 and still with the creeky floor, often some live banjos playing and offering that old-time fun, like the candy we ate as kids. Fun For Kids as well with a Mast Store Scavenger Hunt and Old-Fashioned Candy Puzzle. Now with locations in Boone, Asheville, Columbia SC and Greenville to name a few. Typically 7am to 6:30pm.
Visit the original Mast General Store, a must-see Boone Area Attractions

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Tweetsie Railroad – Blowing Rock

300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Located between Boone and Blowing Rock on Hwy 321 sits the High Country’s Family Fun Theme Park known as Tweetsie Railroad. Wild West Adventure, Live Shows, Train Rides, Amusement Rides, Deer Park and Panning For Gold. This is truly a Family-Friendly Blowing Rock Theme Park. Here is a link to Tweetsie Railroad Park Map. Seasonal Festivals and Events including Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Train Blowing Rock, Ghost Train for Halloween.
Tweetsie Railroad, a Blowing Rock Theme Park Boone NC

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Horn in the West – Boone

Horn Ave, Boone, North Carolina, 28607

The nation’s oldest Revolutionary War drama, open since 1952 and centrally located in Boone NC. Bringing to life the larger than life persona of Daniel Boone Play, the live play follows Blue Ridge Mountains settlers as they take up arms against the tyranny of England, set in 1771. Outdoor theatre built in 1952. Runs June 15-Aug 11, 2012.
Horn in the West, a staple High Country Attractions in Boone NC

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