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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors

The newly renovated park is terrific - there is access for handicapped viewing of the falls, picnic tables and plenty of parking.  The view of the falls from the handicapped area... more »

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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
Owner description: Expert rock climbers are attracted to Whiteside Mountain, which offers some of the highest cliffs in the east, rising more... more » Owner description: Expert rock climbers are attracted to Whiteside Mountain, which offers some of the highest cliffs in the east, rising more than 2,100 feet to its summit at 4,930 feet. « less
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Highlands

Highlands Playhouse is a great theatre; small, comfortable, right in the center of town. They usually offer 2 musicals/musical reviews, and two other plays each summer. Word of... more »

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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Art Galleries; Shopping
Owner description: High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of all ages with stimulating, diverse exhibitions,... more » Owner description: High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of all ages with stimulating, diverse exhibitions, studio art instruction and other cultural experiences. Join us at our six-building, six-acre campus in Highlands, North Carolina. The Bascom offers you and your family and friends a community gathering-place amid art and nature, along with many program offerings. Free Admission! « less
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: This nature center serves up a palette of nature attractions including a botanical garden replete with 450 species of trees,... more » Owner description: This nature center serves up a palette of nature attractions including a botanical garden replete with 450 species of trees, ferns and flowers. « less
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Owner description: We are the wine shoppe and wine bar of Highlands! We offer over 600 wines for sale to take with you or to be enjoyed in our... more » Owner description: We are the wine shoppe and wine bar of Highlands! We offer over 600 wines for sale to take with you or to be enjoyed in our Wine Bar. Our Wine Bar offers over 50 wines by-the-glass as well as cheese & meat and dessert plates, free Wi-Fi, and sports on the flat screen TV. We also have WineStation machines that allow for tasting up to 16 wines any time you visit the shoppe! Our front lawn seating and fire pit area are the perfect place to enjoy some wine and make new friends! « less
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Ranked #9 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
Owner description: Visible from the highway, this 120-foot waterfall sometimes displays a rainbow in the afternoon light and has been known to... more » Owner description: Visible from the highway, this 120-foot waterfall sometimes displays a rainbow in the afternoon light and has been known to freeze up during the winter. « less
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Highlands
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Ranked #12 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Golf Courses; Sports
This 18-hole Bent grass course with water in play was designed and built by Donald Ross in 1928.
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Mines; Cultural
Owner description: Jackson Hole Gem Mine has been a family owned business since it was built in 1952. We are located exactly 9 miles from... more » Owner description: Jackson Hole Gem Mine has been a family owned business since it was built in 1952. We are located exactly 9 miles from beautiful downtown Highlands, and 9 miles from downtown Franklin. We are 1/3 of a mile from the breathtaking Cullasaja Falls (means "sweetwater" in Cherokee). Also, 5 miles from Dry Falls (seen in The Last of the Mohicans). Our guests can browse our huge rock shop and gift store, or eat hot boiled peanuts on our front porch overlooking the beautiful Cullasaja River. Our gem mine is all weather fun for the whole family. Macon County is considered the "Gem Capital of the World" for a reason! Come and buy a bucket to sift! Small Buckets are $10 each, and one per person. Ultimate Buckets are $30 each or 2 for $50. These buckets are big and can be shared! We also have a $100 Bucket Club. This bucket is great for families. With this, you receive a $45 free cut of a gemstone that you find! Chuck is a master lapidary and we can help you choose what would be the best thing in your find to cut! We are handicapped accessible and very kid/pet friendly. « less
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Ranked #14 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Ranked #15 of 19 attractions in Highlands
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Ranked #16 of 19 attractions in Highlands
Owner description: Brewpub; beer brewed on site with fine Carolina mountaintop water. Served on Draft @ Elev. 4118. First brewery in Macon... more » Owner description: Brewpub; beer brewed on site with fine Carolina mountaintop water. Served on Draft @ Elev. 4118. First brewery in Macon County. « less
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Ranked #17 of 19 attractions in Highlands
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Ranked #18 of 19 attractions in Highlands
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Ranked #19 of 19 attractions in Highlands
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