Attractions in Blowing Rock
Ashe County Cheese Inc. is open to visitors year-round who often come in to watch through a viewing room to see just how the cheese is made. Ashe County Cheese is the only cheese making plant in the area of its kind and possibly the only one in the state. Around 50,000 pounds of cheese is made a week at the Ashe County Cheese factory. The hours are from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Blowing Rock, North Carolina's oldest travel attraction since 1933, is an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. Open all year weather permitting in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Scenic attraction. Views of gorge, gift shop and snack shop.
The Blowing Rock Country Club golf course sits astride the Eastern Continental Divide, 4,000 feet above sea level, partly in Watauga County. The golf course came first and had 9 holes that were open to the public. The club had the grand opening of its original clubhouse in July of 1941. The golf shop was moved to the clubhouse and the order of the golf holes changed to make play begin and end at the clubhouse.
Mission is to celebrate, through theatrical performances and educational outreach programs, the common humanity binding us all together. BRSC is devoted to presenting revivals of popular plays and musicals that have sustained us since our beginnings and to the exploration and development of new works that celebrate the culture and heritage of our region. We aspire to the highest levels of artistic achievement and reach the widest possible audience. BRSC is in residence at the Hayes Performing Arts Center.
Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System. "America's Favorite Drive" winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures complement spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys. The Parkway incorporates several recreation areas, some exceeding 6,000 acres. These parks within the Parkway have visitor centers, campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and, in many instances, concessionaire-operated lodges, restaurants, gas stations and other facilities.
Located less than a mile from historic downtown Blowing Rock is the High Country's premier equestrian facility. The present day facility boasts 17 barns, a grandstand arena, a schooling arena, 45 campsite hook-ups with power and water, and access to 25 miles of trails in the beautiful Moses Cone Memorial Park.
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is a non-profit organization located in the town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its mission is to promote visual arts and history and to celebrate the rich heritage of the mountains.
You will find plenty of fishing around the Blowing Rock area and some great outfitters to choose from. Make sure to order your fishing license (can be completed over the phone or online).
The High Country is full of golf courses, both public and private and for everyone's budget, many with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains as their backdrop. Enjoy a day of NC Golf near Blowing Rock.
Fishing, gem mining, and more. Open daily 12-5pm (weather permitting). Hwy. 105 South.
Mile-high swinging bridge at 5900 feet above sea level and a must-see in the High Country. Nagture museum, hiking trails, picnicking, Naturalist Programs and a globally recognized nature preserve.
Outdoor drama. June 30-Aug. 16. Nightly at 8:30 pm except Monday. $12 general admission, children $6. Group rates upon request. Hickory Ridge Homestead is also located inside of Horn in the West. Both in Boone.
Tours of underground caverns. Hwy 221 between Linville and Marion. Open daily May-November 9-5pm. Weekends December-February 9-4:30pm.
Two falls plunge into Linville Gorge. 1/2 mile hike to falls. Open year round. Free. Between Linville and Marion. Hwy 221 to Blue Ridge Parkway.
Building on National Register of Historical Places. Retail store and mail order. Historical site in Valle Crucis and annex store in Boone. Open year round. 10-6pm. Mon-Sat., Sun 1-6pm., hours in Valle Crucis 6:30am-6:30pm.
Crafts for sale, hiking trails. MP 294 on Blue Ridge Parkway. Craft Center 9-6 pm daily, May-Oct. 31.
Scenic, optical illusions and natural phenomenon; a remarkable defiance of gravity where you can see a ball roll uphill, and where folks are pulled from an upright position to an uncanny standing angle of nearly 45°. This strange phenomenon has been amusing and puzzling visitors to Mystery Hill for generations. Since there is a variety of things to see and do, no one leaves disappointed. Mystery is a family oriented "edutainment" center that offers fun for children ages 2 to 102.
Historic Orchard at Altapass (founded in 1907) on Orchard Road, MP 328.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open late May to early Nov. Fresh baked goods, homemade fudge, ice cream, sundries, crafts made locally, tours, hayrides, history, tall tales, live local music, craft demonstrations and fresh apples in season. Something for the entire family.
Visit North Carolina's first theme park, and take a trip back into the days of the Old West. Hop aboard the train for an unforgettable three-mile journey through the scenic mountains; but watch out for train robbers! Tweetsie Railroad also has amusement rides for all ages and live entertainment throughout the park. Be sure to watch the musical show and Can-Can girls at the Palace Saloon. Walk down Main Street, and chat with the cow pokes and gunslingers. Enjoy riding the chair lift to Miner's Mountain where you can pan for gold and stroll through the Deer Park.
a great outdoor adventure.
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