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Things to Do

No matter which season entices you to the Boone Area of North Carolina, our engaging activities, attractions and outdoor adventures will entertain you. 

Are you ready for a true mountain adventure like no other?  From the breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the inviting forests and streams of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Boone gives you a million ways to step away from your everyday routine.

The promise of our cool springs, mild summers, colorful autumns, is the only coaxing you'll need to step outside yourself and go biking, hiking, fishing, zip-lining, kayaking, rafting, or tubing.  Or maybe your idea of excitement is a leisurely stroll through a street festival or listening to live music on the front lawn of an historic house?  We've got that too.

In addition to nationally know attractions like Grandfather Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Tweetsie Railroad, Boone also has a vibrant art, history and cultural scene.  Tour the historic frescoes that adorn area churches, visit the historic Jones House, or browse the specialty shops in downtown Boone.  Spend enough time here and you might even spot a celebrity.  Appalachian State University's Performing Arts Series and annual Appalachian Summer Festival bring some of the most well known performers to the area all season long.

The adventure doesn't end when the colder weather begins.  The Boone area boasts the most concentrated cluster of ski slopes in the entire region, including several black diamond slopes for hte truly daring.  For others, there is snowboarding, snow tubing, sledding, ice-skating, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.  Consider spending the holidays in our winter wonderland, or at least make a weekend out of a trip to one of our choose & cut Chrsitmas tree farms.  It's never too late to start a new family tradition!

Featured Events

May 28

Mornings at Hickory Ridge Museum

5/7/16 – 11/26/16
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum invites you to explore six log cabins and additional outbuildings presented by… more
May 29

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts at

5/29/16
David Holt and the Lightning Bolts will be performing (2) shows.  The shows are at 12pm and 3pm on Sunday, May… more
Jun 01

Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

6/1/16 – 6/12/16
Join Grandfather Mountain for special programs designed to help visitors get the most out of the memorable sight of… more
Jun 03

Concerts on the Jones House Lawn

6/3/16 – 8/26/16
The Jones House Community Center is situated on King Street in downtown Boone, next to the Mast General Store's Old… more
Jun 04

Shriner Parade

6/4/16
This year's Shriner Parade is themed "A Salute to Our Veterans" and will feature Oasis Shriners’… more
Jun 10

Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine at

6/10/16 – 6/17/16
A Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine at Tweetsie Railroad will include a 25 minute train ride with a full-size Thomas… more
Featured Events
815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
(T) 828-266-1345  •  (F) 828-266-1346
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