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Address: , Burnsville, NC
Phone Number: 828-675-4611
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Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.

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We also stopped here during leaf peeping season. The highest peak east of the Mississippi offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. On a clear day you can see for miles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We also stopped here during leaf peeping season. The highest peak east of the Mississippi offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. On a clear day you can see for miles and miles. Oft times the mountain in covered in clouds. (Mornings). It's chilly so have a jacket (even in August). There is a parking lot at the top. You... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We drove to the top stopping point of Mt Mitchell as we could only do a short visit. The parking lot was large, with a concession stand, souvenir shop, bathroom facilities, hiking trails. We walked a brief steep brick pathway to the very top. The Mt Mitchell elevation marker was a popular picture spot for everyone! There was also a... More 

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Creston, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A very nice drive with an outstanding view of surrounding mountains. A short walk to the observation p[platform well worth the trip.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Took the steep walk up to the top for some amazing views. On a clear day you can see for miles around. Totally worth it.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Mt.Mitchell has been on my husband and I's Bucket List for a long time. We have tryed many times to get up there, but the weather has always been to bad or The Blue Ridge Parkway was closed. We took another trip in August 2015 and the weather was perfect. There was a few clouds and rain drops, but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We camped at black mtn campground and hiked 5.6 miles up to the peak of mt. Mitchell. Pretty intense hike. I took my 13 yr old and 10 year old. They both did fine. Highly recommend

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been going to Mount Mitchell since I was a kid in the early 1960s. The restaurant is in a beautiful historic building with very good food. Being the highest point east of the Mississippi the views are just amazing. To get to the highest point and the viewing tower there is a short hike (200+ yards) on a... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The highest peak east of the Mississippi, veiws of 3 states. Beautiful, natural park, free to all. We went there to watch the sun set unfortunately it was quite cloudy so we could not see much but, being in the clouds was surreal. From the parking lot it's a very short, some what steep walk on a paved path to... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It was a good day at Mount Mitchell. It is the highest point east of the Mississippi. They have a nice museum that tells the history of Dr. Mitchell, who discovered the altitude of Mt, Mitchell, 6,683 feet tall and Old Tom, who lived in the mountains with his wife and 11 children. We had lunch at the cafe was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place is one of my favorite places to visit in WNC. You can see 3 states from the observation deck and views for miles. The drive up is sort of tricky on the road once off the Blue Ridge Parkway but well worth the effort. One thing to remember is walking up to the observation deck you will notice... More 

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