The Boone area is home to some wonderful State Parks that are open year-round, including the most visited State Park in the nation, the Blue Ridge Parkway. These North Carolina State Parks offer everything from camping, hiking, biking, fishing and swimming. In addition to the natural beauty of the High Country, there are plenty of Attractions Boone NC for individuals, the whole family or a church retreat. From Linville Caverns and Linville Falls to countless North Carolina Museums and Historic Registry properties, to Horn in the West, The Blowing Rock and Tweetsie Railroad.

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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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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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New River Corn Maze – Boone

556 Laurel Gap Rdg, Boone, NC 28607

Enjoy a High Country tradition on the banks of the New River. Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch! Bring your family, friends, church or student group and enjoy our Boone NC Corn Maze. 5 Acres and over a mile of twists and turns!

New River Corn Maze in Boone NC

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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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Tanger Outlets – Blowing Rock

278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (Hwy 321)

The best in Blowing Rock Outlet Shopping and featuring Banana Republic Outlet, Bass Outlet, Chicos Outlet, Levi’s, LOFT, GAP Outlet, J. Crew, Izod, Aeropostale, Dress Barn, Sunglass Hut, Gymboree Outlett, Vitamin World, COACH, Van Heusen and more. Shopping Blowing Rock plus Kilwin’s Ice Cream and a Blowing Rock Burger Restaurant!

Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock Shopping

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Orchard at Altapass – Spruce Pine

1025 Orchard Road, Spruce Pine, NC (Mile 328.3 Along the Parkway)

This is a 104 year old apple orchard near Linville North Carolina. Featuring Hay Rides, Storytelling, Apple Picking, Live Music, Local Birding Trip and more. Apple Orchard near Boone NC. Open May – Oct.

Altapass Orchard Spruce Pine

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Beech Mountain Recreation – Beech Mtn

206 Grassy Gap Creek Road, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

An incredible indoor and outdoor facility, featuring a full-size gymnasium, indoor tennis, fitness area with top equipment, kids playroom, an indoor walking track and then outdoor tennis, walking trail, ball field, fishing, boating, hiking, campfire area and a picnic area. This is a full day of Family Entertainment Beech Mountain and Indoor Tennis.

Beech Mountain Recreation

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Ashe Park – Jefferson

527 Ashe Park, Jefferson, N. Carolina 28640

Created in 1973 on 65 acres, there are all types of recreation here including three lighted ball fields, horse shoe pits, multiple playgrounds, covered shelters, a pond that allows fishing, small soccer field, sand volleyball, basketball court and 18 hole Disc Golf Jefferson. Open year round, weather permitting.

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