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Area Attractions

Too Many Fun Things to Do in One Trip

The most difficult part of planning a trip to Boone is deciding what to do, what to see and where to go first. That’s because the Blue Ridge Mountain area is home to an array of outdoor activities and attractions.

Explore the rugged terrain of Grandfather Mountain, browse the eclectic shops downtown or take a trip to the mesmerizing Linville Falls. Most travelers visit Boone for the pristine outdoors – but they often discover there’s far more to see and do here than they had realized.

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Arts and Culture

From the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts to outdoor shows like Horn in the West, Boone provides visitors with a rich cultural experience.

Boone Amusements

For fast paced fun, check out Fun N Wheels go kart park on Highway 105. You can also drop by Putt Putt for some mini-golf.

Downtown Boone

With its eclectic atmosphere and numerous stores and restaurants, downtown Boone is a wonderful place to shop for unique items. Be sure to drop by Blowing Rock – an idyllic place filled with a charming park and several picturesque stores and shops.

Gem Mines

The ancient mountains and secret caverns surrounding the mountains of Boone are filled with gem mines where you can search for rare stones.

Grandfather Mountain

This is one of the most visited attractions in all of the High Country Mountains. Widely recognized for its unique rugged peaks, Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina is heaven on Earth for naturalists and makes a wonderful family attraction.

Moses Cone Estate

Visitors can explore the 3,500 acre estate that was once owned by Moses and Bertha Cone. Inside the Moses Cone Estate mansion tourists will find the Parkway Craft Center, a unique gallery and store owned by the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Linn Cove Viaduct

Built in 1983, the Linn Cove Viaduct is one of engineering’s modern marvels. Spanning through our region of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 304.6, the viaduct connects the areas of Banner Elk NC and Linville.

Linville Falls

Just a short distance from the Linn Cove Viaduct are the cascading waters of the beautiful Linville Falls.

Mountain biking

Our area is filled with over 25 different bike routes that cover more than six mountain peaks in the High Country Mountains.


Boone and the pristine High Country Mountains of Western North Carolina are premier destinations for fly fishing and trout fishing.


Discover an array of great courses. From the public Boone Golf Club in the Watauga Valley to the Willow Creek Golf Club, finding a place to tee off is simple. Banner Elk’s Elk River Club and Diamond Creek courses are among the premier courses in the Southeast.


Boone is surrounded by pristine mountains that are home to countless hiking trails, including the famous Appalachian Trail.

Ski Mountains

The Appalachian Ski Mountain has expanded to 12 slopes, including two terrain parks serviced by one double chairlift, two quad chairlifts, two conveyor lifts and one handle-pull lift. Also close by, Beech Ski Mountain and Sugar Ski Mountain offer everything from skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and much more!


The Watauga River and the South Fork of the New River flow through Boone, creating excellent rafting spots. Each river has calm and mild rapids that are also perfect for canoeing and tubing.

Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad is a family oriented railroad and Wild West theme park located between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States. In addition to a 3-mile (4.8 km) ride aboard an authentic steam locomotive, the park features amusement rides and other attractions geared towards families with children. 300 Tweetsie Railroad Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Phone: (828) 264-9061