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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

Mar 14

Indoor Concerts at the Jones House

2/28/15 – 3/14/15
Indoor Concerts at the Jones House are intimate events with an audience limited to 40 seats. Hear exciting… more
Mar 17

The Peking Acrobats at the Schaefer

3/17/15
The Peking Acrobats are an elite group of tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts, known for leaving… more
Mar 27

Banff Mountain Film Festival

3/27/15 – 3/28/15
Friday through Saturday, March 27 and 28, the Schaefer Center for Performing Arts at Appalachian State University will… more
Mar 28

Melt Down Games

3/28/15 – 3/29/15
A full weekend of crazy events you won't see any other time of the year! Plus, all slopes open with great conditions!… more
Apr 01

Indoor Concerts at the Jones House

4/1/15 – 4/15/15
Indoor Concerts at the Jones House are intimate events with an audience limited to 40 seats. Hear exciting… more
Apr 04

Blowing Rock Trout Derby

4/4/15
36th Annual- Free fun for all! No pre-registration is necessary, and no fees to enter. Always on the first day of Trout… more
Featured Events
815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
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