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Rides at Tweetsie Railroad
March 14, 2019
Amusement Rides for All Ages at Tweetsie Railroad Tweetsie Railroad is a Wild West theme park. No theme park is complete without some thrilling rides. Perfect for the whole family, and children of all ages, Tweetsie Railroad’s rides can provide excitement for everyone. From smaller rides that...
November 7, 2018
Banner Elk to Boone, Blowing Rock to North Wilkesboro, ​A trip to the High Country will be an unforgettable experience! Imagine majestic mountaintops, small-town hospitality, running rivers and a vacation that includes all of the above. Actually, stop imagining and start planning a...
Boone, Banner Elk and Wilkesboro wineries, breweries and distilleries
May 29, 2019
Image from Appalachian Mountain Brewery The personality of the High Country is infused in every aspect of life here, and it’s no different with the wines, brews and spirits produced in this region. Maybe it’s the rich mountain soil, creating high quality varietals and grains. Or maybe it’s the...
Horn in the West show in Boone
April 10, 2019
Horn in the West: A Revolutionary Outdoor Drama Boone has centuries of history and a variety of ways to learn about this history. You could visit a museum, go on a walking tour or enjoy a theatrical and historical show. “Horn in the West,” the longest-running cultural attraction in the High...
High Country dining
May 29, 2019
Image from Gamekeeper Restaurant Serving Up Mountain Scenery and Culinary Excellence Adventure and exploration abound in the High Country. Whether you’re flying across the treetops on a zipline or hiking to the peak of Grandfather Mountain, you’re sure to have a new experience when you visit...
Trout fishing in the High Country
May 29, 2019
Catching Mountain Trout in the High Country By John M. Aydlett, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services The trout has been mythicized and immortalized by innumerable writers, outdoor sports editors and most fly-fishing storytellers. There are those who believe the only...