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The Blue Ridge Parkway NC
The NC Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic byway that runs through a beautiful region of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and Virginia. Filled with great overlooks to pull off and neat places to visit, the Blue Ridge Parkway in Boone North Carolina is a wonderful road to explore and enjoy outdoor activities like Boone Hiking, Boone Fishing, and North Carolina Horseback Riding. Below, we have provided information on popular NC Blue Ridge Parkway stops near Boone NC.

Moses Cone Estate
The Moses Cone Manor National Park is located in Blowing Rock NC at Milepost 293. 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. Filled with unique treasures and beautifully handmade items, the Parkway Craft Center is a wonderful place to shop for gifts, collectables and keepsakes. In addition to browsing the Moses Cone Estate, visitors are welcome to explore the Moses Cone Manor National Park and its 16 acre trout lake, 22 acre bass lake and over 25 miles of carriage trails. Both guided commercial NC Horseback Riding and individual public horseback riding are allowed on the carriage trails, making the Moses Cone Estate a favorite spot for horse lover’s. Many visitors stay in our Hotels in Boone NC and bring their horses along as boarding is available at many of the Blowing Rock stable companies. Learn more about North Carolina Horseback Riding in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains in our horseback riding information.

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. The Linn Cove Viaduct was one of the last links on the Blue Ridge Parkway to be finished as construction efforts were stalled when individuals, environmentalists and federal interests hotly debated the best way to create a road without causing damage to Grandfather Mountain and its fragile environment. Engineers and construction developers were faced with a tough challenge: How to build a road at an elevation of 4,100 feet without damaging the surrounding mountains? The result is a creation of Figg and Muller Engineers, Inc. who used a bridge design for the viaduct. The Linn Cove Viaduct is the most complicated concrete bridge ever built. Visitors are always amazed to see how it snakes around the mountain sides in an almost perfect “s” curve shape. The National Park Service runs a Linn Cove Viaduct visitors center and museum at the viaduct, and walking trails lead around the Linn Cove Viaduct. Since its construction, the Linn Cove Viaduct bridge has received 11 design awards and has been featured on numerous television programs and major engineering magazines.

Linville Falls
Just a short distance from the Linn Cove Viaduct are the cascading waters of the beautiful NC Mountain Waterfall, Linville Falls. Located at milepost 316.3, Linville Falls flows from the Linville River and is one of the most breathtaking waterfalls near Boone North Carolina. Visitors to Linville Falls NC can visit the visitors center or enjoy the two hiking trails that lead to views of the falls and the surrounding Linville Gorge Wilderness. If you plan to visit to each viewing area, plan to spend about 45 minutes exploring and hiking in the area.

All of our Boone N.C. Lodging hotels are located just a short drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Boone North Carolina. Located in the heart of your favorite vacation destination, Boone NC, our Boone NC Hotels are convenient to all the great Attractions in Boone NC like Tweetsie Railroad Boone, NC, Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, and all of the other wonderful attractions found in Western North Carolina.

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