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Horn in the West

591 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-264-2120
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Produced since 1952 by Southern Appalachian Historical Association, Inc. 501(C)3, "Horn in the West" is a tale of the birth of a great nation and the... more » Owner description: Produced since 1952 by Southern Appalachian Historical Association, Inc. 501(C)3, "Horn in the West" is a tale of the birth of a great nation and the courageous efforts of the founding pioneers. Southern Appalachian Historical Association celebrates and preserves the diverse cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Centered around Daniel Boone and the fight for American Independence, SAHA engages individuals through historical education and cultural entertainment. « less
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nice outdoor play right in the heart of Boone, NC. If you didn't occasionally hear a loud car or motorcycle, you'd think you were out in the forest. The play was well worth the visit. I think anyone visiting would be fascinated at how the scenes are changed and the actors seem to come from everywhere. Liked the fact that... More

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Katy C, Public Relations Manager at Horn in the West, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at Horn in the West, despite the occasional rumble of a motorcycle beyond the trees! Thank you for choosing to spend an evening beneath the stars in the Daniel Boone Amphitheater during your stay in Boone. We hope you will visit us again! More

Northamptonshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This open air production of a story based on the war of independence and the establishment of Boone, was a really interesting experience. The actors played with obvious passion and given the outside nature of the venue the scene changes were well done. I highly recommend the extra dollar cost of hiring cushions however!. As visiting English people we were... More

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Katy C, Public Relations Manager at Horn in the West, responded to this review

We enjoyed meeting you before the show in our museum and joking about our conflicting loyalties to the Crown! Although we would normally cheer for an underdog, we're rather glad the Redcoats lost this particular war. Thank you for your kind review of your visit and we are so happy that you enjoyed the performance. We agree a cushion (only... More

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Have seen this play a number of times, but this is the first time in at least 3 decades. It was still a great experience. Actors, singers...all did a perfect job. Only negative would be the facility itself is really showing its age. The steps are crumbly and becoming a liability, especially with the youngest and oldest customers. This is... More

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Katy C, Public Relations Manager at Horn in the West, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Horn in the West! We're proud to have just celebrated our 63rd season of providing educational family entertainment beneath the stars, but we agree that our amphitheater could use a little "sprucing up." Your continued support allows to us make improvements each season to the venue, and we thank... More

Elschbach, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I read the reviews...some were not so kind. But I pride myself on being honest if nothing else. So this is my review! We, my husband, my teenage daughter, and I went to the performance. I asked the guy on the phone lots of questions...except about the weather. (I will talk more about this later) Yes they do give a... More

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Katy C, Public Relations Manager at Horn in the West, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your experience at Horn in the West! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and the Gold Level seats! As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donations to continue our programming, especially as our living history museum is operated by volunteers passionate about local history. Thank you for spending an evening with... More

Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After accidentally buying (non-refundable) tickets to "Trumpet in the Land," which I didn't want to see, I was able to see "Horn in the West" ("Trumpet," Horn; "in the Land," "in the West") with my daughter and her husband. Before the show, we wandered through the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, where we observed first-person interpreters and craftspeople. The show... More

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Katy C, Public Relations Manager at Horn in the West, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Horn in the West! We are glad that you were able to visit us this summer and enjoy both the museum and the outdoor drama. Every now and then our venue encounters a disturbance from the modern world, but we try our best to continue on with the show as usual (and hope... More

Newland, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Took a group from our church and enjoyed it very much, Actors are wonderful and did a great job.Staff was very friendly and helpful

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Katy C, Public Relations Manager at Horn in the West, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! We are glad that your church group chose to spend an evening beneath the stars with us and enjoy fun, educational and family-friendly entertainment! We hope you'll visit us again soon. More

Atlanta
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Don't miss the opportunity to see this wonderful play about Daniel Boone in different parts of his life. The summer weather is wonderful and you will learn some history.

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Katy C, Public Relations Manager at Horn in the West, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the kind review and for helping us to celebrate history in a fun and educational way. We hope you will visit us again soon. More

Raleigh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed this historical performance in the Daniel Boone Theatre. Seating was comfortable and centrally located for good viewing. Performers were dressed in beautiful costumes which made the play more believable for the period. A great buy.

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Katy C, Public Relations Manager at Horn in the West, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful and positive review of our performance! We are glad that you chose to include Horn in the West in your vacation plans and hope that you will visit us again during you next trip to the mountains. More

West Jefferson, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very entertaining and the story interesting. The seating is hard on the butt, bring a pillow. It seemed a bit long, especially having to sit on hard chairs.

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Katy C, Public Relations Manager at Horn in the West, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Horn in the West! We appreciate your feedback and have been looking into other seating options, but we do recommend bringing a cushion or renting one for the folding metal chairs. More

Winterville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I went to see this production and we enjoyed it a lot. I have always wanted to see one of NC's outdoor historical dramas. I am glad we got to see this one. The action and costumes were enjoyable. We rented a seat cushion but the seating was still somewhat uncomfortable. After we saw the play I... More

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Katy C, Public Relations Manager at Horn in the West, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks about Horn in the West! We appreciate your support of NC Arts and History! More

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