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Edge of the World

394 Shawneehaw Ave., Banner Elk, NC 28604
800 789 3343
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Banner Elk
Type: Tours, Adventure
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North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I've taken both my Girl Scout Troops to Edge of the World for our rafting trips. Each girl and each mother had the best time ever! Both troops went in early September of their 10th grade year in High School---my youngest troop went this past September. The rafting guides were extremely friendly, funny and put us at ease from the... More

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Sunrise, FL
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My family and I used Edge of The World to go rafting in August 2014. The guides made this a fun experience. They kept us entertained from the moment we arrived. On the river, our guide Pat was great and patient with the 2 kids we had with us. They also stopped halfway and served us lunch which was surprisingly... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great experience ...one world to describe....THE BEST OF NC....the guys were so funny and the best service...we can not wait to go back

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Please visit Edge of the World before you head back home, it's one of the best attractions and entertainment outfitters in the area. We laughed at nonstop jokes, had a thrilling rafting trip, and a fabulous lunch on a private beachside after navigating through class three rapids. The fried chicken was to die for along with plenty of homemade trail... More

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Catonsville, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This trip is good for the beginner rafters who just want to go and have a good time. If you love cheesy, corny jokes and don't mind getting wet, then you'll love this trip. I've read several reviews that bash the comedy routines as "old and immature", but I would describe it as Groucho Marx meets the Three Stooges. I... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I chose this rafting tour because of the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor. I regret that decision, as this trip was not as glorious as was advertised. I signed up for the six hour rafting tour that started at 11:00. The tour does not actually start at 11:00….people were still filing into the office to register, get life jackets, use... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Choppy, Mack, Ben and the rest of the staff were just incredibly funny, entertainers, shameless, natural comedians, accommodating, caring...... The view beautiful!!! Very relaxing but fun at the same time. This team make you laugh on the bus on the way to the river, take their time to service you lunch while making you laughing, then to made activities taking... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our family (2 kids, 8 and 10) went on this rafting trip in late July. It was a laugh-a-minute for all of us and we had the best day ever! The staff is amazing and the rafting is so fun. They feed you lunch and you can do and redo the best rapid on the trip during your lunch break.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the very beginning when we met the guides we knew this would not be a simple water rafting trip. You can automatically tell that this boys not only enjoy their job, but they make the very best of it! Most of their jokes were horrible!....but the kind of horrible that makes you laugh along with them. We were "that"... More

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Boone
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

As one of our groups called it this is the frat boy rafting trip. Positives: being able to rerun the one "major" rapid over and over again. In general the river was beautiful. Rafting experience was good. Our guide was great while in the boat. Negatives: major disorganization in the store. Both before and after the trip. Part of our... More

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