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Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile

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Address: 630 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number: 828-262-0000
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Love The Candy Barrell

I love to stop in the Mast General Store in Boone, they have a large selection of dry goods but the candy barrel is worth the trip. They offer candy from my childhood and I feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Summerfield NC
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Summerfield NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love to stop in the Mast General Store in Boone, they have a large selection of dry goods but the candy barrel is worth the trip. They offer candy from my childhood and I feel like I did when I was 10 years old and had a dime in my pocket. A dime won't get you anything today but... More 

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Dallas TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Must visit this "general store" if you are near the Applachian St. College. If they don't have it then you don't need it! Old fashion store where you can still buy pieces of candy by the piece or pound. When was the last time you saw a sling-shot for sale? Cool place. Friendly staff.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great place to visit! Happy to know there is one closer to us. Husband loved all the camping supplies and will probably be in there all the time! Loved to candy barrels!

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Taylorsville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I saw the general store advertised on a local channel while staying in Banner Elk, NC. It looked like a fun and interesting place to visit. It is set up like an old fashioned store, with kitchen wear, food, candy, clothes and a lot more. I did not purchase anything, but enjoyed the nostalgia. Kids would have a ball with... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I would have given this a higher rating if I had not been to the one in Valle Crucis with the old post office inside and other items of interest. It you can not make it to Valle Crucis this store is worth a visit and it is worth a visit even if you have visited the one in Valle... More 

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Red House, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Liked this Mast store best. Seemed to be less crowded. Take time just to browse, you never know what you'll find!

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Clothing, shoes, camping gear, knick knacks, candy - a little bit of everything. Great selection, fun just to roam around. Be careful though - clothing tends to be overpriced.

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Monroe, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This store has a little bit of everything. It is a great place to browse through. It has baskets full of old fashioned candy, which is fun to pick your own.

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our kids loved all the old fashion toys and candies that are available here. I enjoyed the candy too. You can actually buy candy cigarettes and wax bottles here. I know candy cigarettes are not the best candy for kids but they did take me back to my childhood. There are things to buy upstairs like cooking/baking needs, and canned... More 

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mast general store had several locations; however, the original is located in Valle Crucis and has the feeling of the old time General Store where you could buy corn or a casket. No caskets any longer, it is a bit touristic, but still enjoyable!

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Additional Information about Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile

Address: 630 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number: 828-262-0000
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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