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Cradle of Forestry

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, Pisgah Forest, NC
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We lucked out and arrived on a day that it was free to get in so it was definitely worth the price of admission. But I would have paid to get in very interesting. Nice trails leave right from the center.

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bloomington,MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The cradle of forestry is only about 5 minutes from sliding rock, so we decided to visit both places in one day. Our boys are 12, almost 9, and almost 5. I would say the indoor museum is best suited for kids between the age of 3-8. The 12 year old was bored. The trail outside that shows the history... More

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Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very nice educational facility, the trails were well worth the walk. The scenery of the Pisgah National forest is incredible. Very educational for the entire family. Take your camera!

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Staff was very friendly, facility was very neat and clean. I especially enjoyed the Biltmore Trail outside. This was the best part of our visit there. If you go don't miss this trail. It explains how the land was bought by George Vanderbilt and later sold to make the Pisgah Forest. The exhibits includes cabins,, a store, a lodge and... More

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Washington, NC
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice exhibits, fun stuff for younger children and have some nice paths to walk that take you into the forest some.

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Clyde, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Visited after hearing about it from new friend. Folks working there were all very helpful and friendly. Answered questions or directed us to who could. Neat forestry exhibits. Well worth the $5 admission fee.

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The video brings the history of the origin of the Cradle of Forestry to life. Well worth a visit. Lovely grounds.

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Lithia, Florida, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The cradle of foristry offers a trip back to the past asfar as how the school of foristry began lots of interactive activities for families to do together awesome walking trails we was impressed :-)

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Take a step back in history here. Great place to spend the day with your family. The trail is great with a different story at each stop along the way!

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jhgr
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We made a visit with our kids. The parking was $5 per adult (kids 7 & 4) were free. The interactive "Museum" was great for our kids, they enjoyed the scavenger hunt, finding items in the exhibit and the helicopter simulator. Outdoors the trail was easy to walk, we took the wrong one and didn't make it to the train.... More

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