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Boone
Named for legendary explorer, Daniel Boone, Boone, North Carolina retains the pioneer spirit, despite having grown into a busy college town, the home of Appalachian State University. The surrounding area is one of the country's best destinations for outdoor adventures. Walk across the Mile High Swinging Bridge to Grandfather Mountain's Linville Peak, the highest point in the Blue Ridge Mountains, or grab your bike and head to Pisgah National Forest, featuring over 200 miles of exciting trails.

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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
Owner description: Foggy Mountain Gem Mine has been family owned and operated for generations. We are located in the mountain community of Boone, which is in the beautiful High Country of North... more Owner description: Foggy Mountain Gem Mine has been family owned and operated for generations. We are located in the mountain community of Boone, which is in the beautiful High Country of North Carolina. We are the choice Gem Mine in our area because of the experience that is offered our guests by our knowledgeable staff, and because we offer buckets of the finest gem ore from the best gem mines in the world. You are invited to come and satisfy your craving for a gem mine adventure and experience the thrill of discovery as you pan for gems. Just like miners from the old days, you will sift through dirt and rock using water flumes to find your treasures in the safety and comfort of our year round location on Hwy 105 in Boone. Regardless of the weather, you can search for gems since we have both outside and inside flumes. Each bucket of our gem stone mix contains genuine rough gems. We guarantee a gem find every time. less
Attraction type: Mines
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Horn in the West
Horn in the West
Owner description: Produced since 1952 by Southern Appalachian Historical Association, Inc. 501(C)3, "Horn in the West" is a tale of the birth of a great nation and the courageous efforts of the... more Owner description: Produced since 1952 by Southern Appalachian Historical Association, Inc. 501(C)3, "Horn in the West" is a tale of the birth of a great nation and the courageous efforts of the founding pioneers. Southern Appalachian Historical Association celebrates and preserves the diverse cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Centered around Daniel Boone and the fight for American Independence, SAHA engages individuals through historical education and cultural entertainment. less
Attraction type: Parks; Performances; Theaters; Other Outdoor Activities
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The Greenway Trail
The Greenway Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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The Cascades Trail
The Cascades Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Owner description: Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain... more Owner description: Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum you can learn what life was like in the 1700s as our country was formed and expanded. Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. The museum is a production of Southern Appalachian Historical Association. MISSION STATEMENT Southern Appalachian Historical Association celebrates and preserves the diverse cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Centered around Daniel Boone and the fight for American Independence, SAHA engages individuals through historical education and cultural entertainment. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Stick Boy Bread Co
Stick Boy Bread Co
Ranked #1 of 157 Restaurants in Boone
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
COBO Sushi Bistro & Bar
COBO Sushi Bistro & Bar
Ranked #2 of 157 Restaurants in Boone
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mint Cuisine of India
Mint Cuisine of India
Ranked #3 of 157 Restaurants in Boone
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Come Back Shack
Come Back Shack
Ranked #4 of 157 Restaurants in Boone
Price: $6 - $12
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Our Daily Bread Delicatessen
Our Daily Bread Delicatessen
Ranked #5 of 157 Restaurants in Boone
Price: $7 - $10
Cuisines: American, Soups, Deli
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hampton Inn & Suites Boone
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Boone
$105 - $265
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Boone
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Boone
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Boone
$94 - $213
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Boone
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Hidden Valley Motel
Hidden Valley Motel
$90
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Boone

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lovill House Inn
3.5 of 5
Lovill House Inn
$189 - $209
Ranked #1 of 9 Boone B&B and Inns
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Courtyard Boone
3.0 of 5
Courtyard Boone
$150 - $272
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Boone
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Sleep Inn Boone
2.5 of 5
Sleep Inn Boone
$67 - $165
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Boone
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Westglow Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Westglow Resort & Spa
$393 - $498
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
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