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Cradle of Forestry

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, Pisgah Forest, NC
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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
22 helpful votes 22 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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4 reviews 4 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 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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travelsbyrail
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stopped at the Blue Ridge Parkway visitor center near Asheville. I picked up a brochure on the Cradle of Forestry and talked with the 'ranger' on duty. She informed me where it was located and told me more information about it. Off we drove - after some detours to see other sites we found the Cradle of Forestry -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Great indoor and outdoor experiences for the kids. All the staff (volunteers, mostly) we're fantastic with my children, age 4 and almost 2. There's a little museum section that's very well done, including a scavenger hunt for kids. The highlight of the indoor portion was the helicopter ride - an old helicopter that shakes and simulates fighting a forest fire.... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We happened across the Cradle of Forestry while driving through North Carolina enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. They are opened until 5pm and we got there an hour before they closed. The Rangers were very helpful to direct us what to see in the time we had available. It would usually take at least 2 hours to see everything. We... More

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