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“Visit the old ways!”

Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile
Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Boone
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Visit the old ways!”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

I love visiting this store and seeing the post office, fire place, candy barrels, hardwood floors, and things of the past while buying items. Its well worth the visit and thinking about past mountain life.

Visited December 2011
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Fun store”
Reviewed December 10, 2011

The Mast General Store has barrels and barrels of candy. You can buy it by the pound. There are lots of candies to choose from. They have a variety of items such as clothing, outerwear, household goods, toys, and gifts.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank lizj77
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North Carolina
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113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The atmopshere was nice”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

It was mine and my husband's first visit to any Mast Gen. Store. I liked it fine as far as looking at things, felt it was a bit pricey. We ended up leaving without buying anything, but had planned to buy candy, but at 5.99 for a pound, it seemed a bit steep. Esp. when most of it can be found at the local Wallie World (WalMart) But the atmosphere was nice, though crowded, of course, we were there at peak leaf season. If I had plenty of spending cash, there are a few things I would have liked to have bought there though. So if you are looking for gifts it is the place to go. Lots of steps, not sure there is a place for handicapped/wheelchairs to go upstairs.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank KimStephen
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“No trip is complete without a stop at MGS”
Reviewed August 4, 2011

There are several but this location is one of my favorites - also recommend the original in Valle Crusis -- great store - great browsing - staff is always helpful - I have been here many, many times and always go back - you name it, they got it.. can seem really crowded at times but service moves quickly - parking in Boone can be a challenge but you just need to look around...

Visited July 2011
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East Bend, North Carolina
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A Great Nugget in the Hills”
Reviewed July 22, 2011

I grew up pretty much every summer near the Mountains here in NC. My dad has a place Near Grandfather Mnt. Occasionally we would head to The Mast General Store. I Loved it. You feel at ease in the Hills, but this place makes you long for them more laid back days before Computers, Cell Phones, and PDA's. A time when a first person Shooter was a Cork gun or a stick. You know, when Dirt roads were hi class. LOL
That is what the Mast General Store puts me. It's a neat place, with crafts and things. The main thing is the barrels of Candy!! Awesome!
Now my son is 5 and I want him to experience the Grand Old Store.
If you are in or near Boone. GO TO THE MAST GENERAL STORE. You will not be disappointed. It is truely one of those Gems just tucked away in the Hills of NC.

Visited December 2010
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