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Just for Kids

EXPLORE AND INTERACT WITH NATURE ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY 

BECOME A JUNIOR PARWAY RANGER 

In the Boone area, Junior Parkway Ranger Programs are offered at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway), Julian Price Memorial Park (milepost 297), and at Linville Falls Visitor's Center and Campground (milepost 316.4).  

The Blue Ridge Parkway also offers a free kid's booklet full of entertaining and educational games, puzzles, and activities deepens a child's understanding of our national parks and the natural world they protect. Pick up one at many Parkway locations or request one before your trip (call 828-298-0398, or click here). Completion of the booklet earns youngsters a badge and Junior Ranger certificate. Teachers: Parkway Rangers offer environmental education activities at nearby schools (winter) and at Parkway sites (spring). These efforts, geared to North Carolina and Virginia curricula, are popular so reserve in advance.

KIDS IN PARKS

Kids in Parks is a program created by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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Kids in Parks allows children to interact with and explore nature. Sign kids up for free on kidsinparks.com to find a family friendly outdoor adventure called a "track." After signing up, kids will recieve self-guided brochures to help them track their adventures and win prizes! 

DIVE INTO OUR INTERACTIVE MAP!

Zoom in close on the map below (use the plus sign and directional arrows at upper left, or repeatedly double click near, but not on, the map symbols). You can literally see the parking lots for Parkway destinations in this guide. Click any map symbol and information packed balloons pop up to describe locations all along the route. In the map balloons, click "Directions" to add your address and get step-by-step directions to Parkway locations from wherever you are. Start in the north, follow the road south, for a local's introduction to your own Boone-area Parkway adventure.

Featured Events

Jun 23

"Horn in the West" outdoor drama

6/23/17 – 8/5/17
"Horn in the West" legacy outdoor drama thrills young and old alike with this adventure from our nation's… more
Jul 01

Burning in Effigy of King George III

7/1/17
Celebrate Independence Day in 18th century style with a typical rally of 1780's and '90's North Carolina. (Note: In… more
Jul 04

Boone 4th of July Parade

7/4/17
The Downtown Boone Annual 4th of July parade starting at 11 a.m. and is a fun event for the whole family.   Take a… more
Jul 06

62nd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

7/6/17 – 7/9/17
Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting make… more
Jul 07

First Friday Art Crawl

2/3/17 – 12/1/17
Shop, mingle and meet local artists from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at downtown shops and galleries. Enjoy fresh art, lively… more
Jul 08

An Evening with Sutton Foster

7/8/17
Two-time Tony Award-winning actyress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster makes her debut on the Schaefer Center stage for… more
Jul 15

Jennifer Nettles

7/15/17
Grammy Award-winning Country superstar Jennifer Nettles has become one of the most admired singer-songwriters in music… more
Jul 21

MOMIX: "Opus Cactus"

7/21/17
Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of… more
Jul 22

Chris Botti

7/22/17
For more than two decades, multi Grammy award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a variety… more
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