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Boone gives you a million ways to step away from your everyday routine.

Boone is so much more than a mountain college town, although we're proud that Appalachian State University calls us home. From challenging mountain sports to cozy mountain cabins, from festivals and art galleries to Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park, Boone is where adrenaline junkies and leisure seekers, alike, flock for the perfect getaway any time of year.

Our cool spring temperatures, mild summers, colorful autumns, and snowy winters hold the promise of unforgettable experiences for visitors of all ages and interests. Downtown Boone, with its one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and boutiques, retains the nostalgic feel of the town's early days, while the architecture of Appalachian State University serves as a modern backdrop for this popular mountain playground.

Featured Events

Oct 28

Ghost Train Halloween Festival at

9/23/16 – 10/29/16
Friday and Saturday evenings, September 23 through October 29, 7:30 pm to 11:30pm, all aboard Tweetsie’s Ghost… more
Oct 29

Beary Scary Halloween

Celebrate Halloween at Grandfather Mountain with crafts, nature programs, trick-or-treating and a costume contest.… more
Oct 29

The Haunting of Hickory Ridge

Are you tired of fake haunted trails and corn mazes? Then you need to visit the High Country's only certified haunted… more
Nov 11

The SteelDrivers

Winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, the Nashville-based SteelDrivers have captivated audiences… more
Nov 25

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the

Santa, hot chocolate, carols, and the ceremonial Lighting of the Town Tree! Entertainment in the park and family fun… more
Nov 26

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening

Be present at 10:00 a.m. to watch us unload the wood kiln, and them make your selection. tems in the wood kiln will… more
Nov 26

Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

Annual holiday celebration on Main Street in Blowing Rock. … more
Featured Events
815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
(T) 828-266-1345  •  (F) 828-266-1346
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