Area Attractions & Entertainment

There are many attractions, activities and entertainment opportunities throughout the High Country of North Carolina, whether you are in Boone, Blowing Rock or up on Beech Mountain. Click through here to see some of the many attractions you can enjoy while you are here in your vacation rental cabin.

Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad

In the summer of 1957, Tweetsie Railroad opened at her new location just a couple of miles away from the old railroad station in Boone. People came from all over the South to welcome her famous whistle back to the mountains, and to take a one-mile trip to a picnic area and then back up to the station. In the following years, Tweetsie Railroad evolved from an excursion railroad into North Carolinas first theme park. The track was expanded into a three-mile loop, and an authentic western town was built up around the station. The Wild West theme park has added attractions over the years and features live shows, amusement rides, the Deer Park Zoo and concerts. Tweetsie also operates a complete railroad shop, repairing and restoring steam locomotives for other theme parks and for museums. Meticulously maintained and now listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Tweetsie continues to delight rail fans, children and tourists who visit the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Location: Between Boone & Blowing Rock
Phone: (828) 264-9061
Toll Free: 800-526-5740
Grandfather Mountain Mile High Bridge

Grandfather Mountain Mile High Bridge

A true landmark of a pioneering spirit, the Mile High Swinging Bridge welcomes all visitors to admire 360-degree panoramic views from Grandfather Mountain. The bridge has been in place since 1952and for just as long its excited the thousands whove walked across with the thrills of mile-high elevation. Whether you cross it to challenge yourself, for the scenery, or to admire this engineering masterpiece, the experience will make your trip to Grandfather complete.
Location: Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina
Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill is a family oriented amusement science center that offers fun for children ages 2 to 102. We welcome you to join us at any time of the year. People come to see the remarkable defiance of gravity, where you can see a ball roll uphill, and where folks are pulled from an upright position to an uncanny standing angle of nearly 45. This strange phenomenon has been amusing and puzzling visitors to Mystery Hill for generations. Since there is a variety of things to see and do, no one leaves disappointed.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: 828-263-0507
Horn in the West

Horn in the West

Loved by young and old, the Horn in the West drama is located in the heart of Boone, North Carolina in one of the most beautiful outdoor theatres in the country. This adventure, from our nation's heritage, has offered thrilling outdoor entertainment to generations of Americans since it premiered in 1952.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: 828-264-2120
Grandfather Mountain Museum & Wildlife Habitat

Grandfather Mountain Museum & Wildlife Habitat

The Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum houses more than two dozen excellent exhibits designed to elucidate guests about the natural history of Grandfather Mountain and the surrounding region. Environmental habitats are large enclosures that allow visitors to see animals in natural settings. Unlike the exhibits found in city zoos which bring in plants and boulders to recreate an appropriate setting, these enclosures were built around the animals' actual native habitat.
Location: Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina
Toll Free: 800-468-7325
Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

With 469 miles connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through quaint communities and beautiful towns, such as Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain, that offer visitors of all ages ample attractions and options for culinary delights.
Location: Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain
Phone: (828) 298-0398
Family Billiards

Family Billiards

There is no doubt that Family BIlliards is all about pool - from entry level players wishing to learn the game the right way, all the way up to advanced tournament players looking to play on the top equipment in the industry and further improve their games!
Location: Foscoe, North Carolina
Phone: 828-963-6260
Fun `n` Wheels

Fun `n` Wheels

Go Cart Riding and Video Games
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 262-3780
The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock, North Carolina's oldest travel attraction since 1933, is an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. Open all year weather permitting in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: 828-295-7111
The Mast Store, since 1883

The Mast Store, since 1883

Location: Boone, Blowing Rock & Valle Crucis, NC
Phone: 828-963-6511
Westglow Spa - Number 2 Destination Spa in the World

Westglow Spa - Number 2 Destination Spa in the World

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Westglow Resort & Spa is a top-rated luxury destination spa. Westglow day spa packages include a full day at Westglow with access to all activities and amenities, lunch by the pool and your choice of spa treatments. Unwind with a Decleor facial, a couples massage, a hot stone therapy massage, or simply a quiet moment in our fireside lounge. A spa fitness vacation can renew your energy and your outlook. In addition to relaxing spa treatments, Westglow also provides outdoor adventures such as hiking, biking, tennis, and luxury camping, as well as indoor activities including fitness classes, yoga, swimming, and wellness workshops.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: 828-295-4463
Toll Free: 1-800-562-0807
Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway

Time after time, race after race, it is said that there's just no place better to watch a race than at this half-mile oval located in the humble foothills of the Appalachian Mountains here in northeast Tennessee.
Location: Bristol, Tennessee
Phone: 423.989.6933
Toll Free: 1.866.415.4158
Serenity Day Spa

Serenity Day Spa

A heavenly experience awaits you at Serenity Day Spa. Nestled in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, we invite you to relax, revive and renew your mind, body and spirit. We are now in our new location, across from the entrance to Sugar Mountain and directly behind Extreme in Banner Elk. The new location offers a charming cottage atmosphere with four treatment rooms, a couples room and fireplace. Relax in the sunroom between appointments and enjoy tea in the summer and hot apple cider in the winter. Spend an hour or spend the day! Owner and operator Cari Ashbaugh has worked as a licensed massage therapist for 25 years and a skin care specialist for 15 years!
Location: Banner Elk, Noth Carolina
Phone: 828-898-3550
Banner Elk Winery

Banner Elk Winery

The Banner Elk Winery is the jewel of the High Country. Nestled in the awe-inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains stands the High Country's original winery. Taste the wine, taste the produce, and taste a bit of luxury. It's the perfect place to relax, re-inspire, and rejuvenate both inside and out.
Location: Banner Elk, North Carolina
Phone: 828-260-1790
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre

Summer in the mountains suggests wonderful opportunities to bring communities together; and what better way to do this than through Lees-McRae Summer Theatre. Our heritage, our commitment to the ideals of art and humanity, and our great attention to the heart have made our work special.
Location: Banner Elk, North Carolina
Phone: 828-898-8709
Watauga County Farmers Market

Watauga County Farmers Market

The Watauga County Farmers Market Offers a vast array of locally grown produce, animal products and baked goods. All of the booths are local vendors. Enjoy organic grass fed beef, free range chicken and organic fruits and vegetables all grown locally. Also, there is a large variety of baked goods like gourmet breads from Owl Creek Breadworks or fresh raw honey from Faith Mountain Farms.
Location: Horn in the West
Phone: 828-355-4918
SOULSTICE MASSAGE

SOULSTICE MASSAGE

Kara offers a sliding-scale price system as a way to offer massage at affordable, fair rates for any person seeking therapeutic services. This is a community oriented method to widen the availability of massage and therapy to everyone in our area. Please visit her Services page to review the massage modalities she offers and her range of prices.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: (434) 509 7573

Boone Bowling Center

Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 264-3166

Regal Cinemas Boone Cinema 7

Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 262-3330