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Cradle of Forestry

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Address: Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, Pisgah Forest, NC
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What an wonderful experience.

If you want to hike but don't want to be too far off the beaten path, then this is the place for you. They have a great visitors center which includes an indoor play area for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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pegh8696
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to hike but don't want to be too far off the beaten path, then this is the place for you. They have a great visitors center which includes an indoor play area for the kiddos. It is very educational but approachable.

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited in June 2015 with our extended family while on vacation in the area. We had six adults and five children, ranging in age from 2 to 10 years. The Cradle of Forestry has a wonderful building, with exhibits the children really enjoyed, especially the cave and the fire helicopter! The gift shop was nice, and the cafe looked... More 

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice educational resource located on the forest. I recommend everyone visit and learn about the forest.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Cradle of Forestry is a nature lover's dream. Most trails are easy to moderate. Lots of flora and some fauna. I imagine any season is beautiful. We went when the rhododendron were blooming. The forest was pink and white. Pack a picnic and enjoy dining alfresco.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I was not expecting a whole lot from this place but was pleasantly surprised. The museum has a range of activities for all ages and the tour of the buildings in the woods is a beautiful scenic walk. Shop is very well stocked and reasonable prices too.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was prepared not to like this tour but ended up loving it. As we walked the picturesque 1-mile Biltmore Campus Trail, our guide explained the birth of forestry in the U.S. Not only was it educational, but it was also peaceful and beautiful. Do include this tour on your visit to Asheville.

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Morgantown, WV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I spoke the Memorial Day weekend in the Asheville and Gatlinburg areas and this was the highlight of the trip. The indoors part of the museum had interesting, informative exhibits. I really enjoyed the outdoors parts with the collection of historic buildings from the forestry school and of logging equipment. I spent 2 hours here and could have spent more... More 

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denton, tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

also fun little museum. Some excellent docents. Home of the first forestry school--just before Yale's and Cornell's. On the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Pisgah Forest.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Bring the kids this is a great stop, get out of the rain or heat and tour the inside and take a hike around the trial to learn more about where forestry got its start. We always go here, it is great.

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The center is located qt the old pink beds area of Pisgah National Forest. The mountains around are awesome, and you can drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway from here, if you like high scenic drives and the parkway is open. This is a remote area, but well worth the drive.there are old restored buildings and a nice forestry... More 

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Address: Address: Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, Pisgah Forest, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pisgah Forest
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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