Area Attractions

The Linville area offers an abundance of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy. Whether it is sinking a hole in one, acing your opponent on an excellent serve, or making a perfect shot through a wicket, we are sure that you will find many exciting things to do. We offer golf, tennis, bridge, croquet, a fitness center, hiking trails, and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy all of these options and so much more with some of the most amazing scenery found on the East Coast.

Antiquing

With an abundant culture of traditions and grounded roots, the High Country is home to many antique enthusiasts, both locals and tourists. From upscale antique-chic to utter roadside rustic, you can find antiques cruising to and from Blowing Rock to Banner Elk.

Appalachian Summer Festival

Since 1984, the Appalachian Summer Festival has become one of the nation's largest regional multi-arts festivals, with over 26,000 people in attendance each year. The chamber music and annual arts festival is held every July on and around the campus of Appalachian State University. The event features an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, visual arts and film. For the last decade it has been consistently named one of the "Top Twenty Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

733 Rivers Street - Boone, NC 28608 - 828.262.4046 - www.appsummer.org


Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is North Carolina’s Oldest Travel Attraction with a beautiful short scenic walk where the wind blows continuously. The walls of the Johns River Gorge form a flume through which the Northwest wind sweeps with such force that it will return light objects thrown over the edge.

432 Rock Road - Post Office Box 145 - Blowing Rock, NC 28605 -828.295.7111 - www.theblowingrock.com

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469-mile recreational motor road that protects the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge while connecting Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. Designed as a “scenic drive,” the Parkway provides both stunning scenery and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the mountains.

Fishing

North Carolina offers over 5,700 miles of streams and 38,000 acres of lakes for both warm water and cold-water fishing. Some waters are stocked, while others support wild fish populations.

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is “Carolina’s Top Scenic Attraction.” Standing 5,964 feet above sea level, it is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range. Cross the mile-high swinging bridge for the thrill of your life.

2050 Blowing Rock Highway - Post Office Box 129 - Linville, NC 28646 - 828.733.2013 - www.grandfather.com

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Grandfather Mountain is “Carolina’s Top Scenic Attraction.” Standing 5,964 feet above sea level, it is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range. Cross the mile-high swinging bridge for the thrill of your life

2050 Blowing Rock Highway - Post Office Box 129 - Linville, NC 28646 - 828.733.2013 - www.grandfather.com

High Gravity Adventures

Get harnessed up and climb your way through 75 different aerial challenges ranging from 15-50 feet off the ground. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or in need of an introduction to the vertical world, High Gravity Adventures ropes course has it all!

215 Tweetsie Railroad Road -  Blowing Rock, NC 28605  - 828.386.6222 - www.highgravityadventures.com

Linville Caverns

Located at the base of Humpback Mountain in the beautiful Linville Valley lies a natural wonder, Linville Caverns. After remaining a secret for centuries, the caverns have been opened for safe and convenient public touring. These natural limestone caverns feature guided tours showing spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations.

19929 Highway 221 - North Post Office Box 567 - Marion, NC 28752 - 828.756.4171 - www.linvillecaverns.com

Linville Falls & Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

The Linville Gorge, near the town of Linville Falls, NC, is the deepest and one of the most rugged and scenic gorges in the Eastern United States. Nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the East, it is protected by the 12,000-acre Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, one of the first to be included in the National Wilderness System with the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964. Located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Linville Falls drop a total of 90 feet in a multi-level cascade and can be viewed from several overlooks along two trails that lead from the Linville Falls Visitors Center. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Mile Post 316.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Visit Here