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Horn in the West

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Address: 591 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number: +1 828-264-2120
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Description: Produced since 1952 by Southern Appalachian Historical Association, Inc...
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.
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Living History

It's been many years since my family and I viewed Horn In The West, but I have positive memories of this live performance of significant historical events. It proved to be a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

It's been many years since my family and I viewed Horn In The West, but I have positive memories of this live performance of significant historical events. It proved to be a superior performance and an enriching experience. This was time well spent.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There isn't a bad seat in the house. We sat in the upper part so we could enjoy a panoramic view. We also ate beforehand on the grounds - a great choice.

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Creedmoor, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went to see The Horn in the West in late June and it began to sprinkle while the production was on. Then it began to rain. They stopped the show for about 15 min and started again. Luckily we took our ponchos so we stayed dry but there were many sitting in the rain who got soaked. It was... More 

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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