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“Overpriced to say the least”

Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile
Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Boone
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Overpriced to say the least”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

They have a big variety of candy. Expect to spend high $$ for a lunch bag size of candy. Was stunned at the charge for how little amount of candy we got. Sad part is, you are much better off just taking a stroll through the store and then just stopping at Target to spend 1/3 the price for the same candy.

Visited October 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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144 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great shopping in a true landmark”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every visit to Boone includes a visit to Mast General Store. Centrally located in the heart of the Boone business district, you know you are in a special place the moment you step on the creaky wooden floors. Downstairs, you will find tons of great clothes, and usually some excellent sales on quality products from Columbia, Merrill, Wolverine, North Face and others. Upstairs, more outdoor wear and camping/hiking accessories and shoes. Not junk, but good quality stuff. The Mast Candy Barrel next door has tons of popular and hard to find candy sold by the pound. Fun stuff!

Mast General is always worth a look.

Visited November 2013
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Alachua, Florida
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whenever I travel to the area, I always make sure I visit the Mast General Store in downtown Boone. The merchandise is reasonable, varied and good quality. Love the friendliness of the staff - always helpful and smiling.

Visited August 2013
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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327 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“A great activity with the family!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

I used to go here as a child and am now bringing my own children. This place has lots of charm. And seeing all the barrels of candy is a child's wonderland!

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Dallas, Georgia
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155 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“This place has everything!”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Caution! This place has the ability to make you think you need stuff you never even knew existed!! Depending on which front door you walk in through, you're standing in front of the world's best candy store or an amazing selection of clothes and accessories for adults. Once you manage to get to the rear of the store, you'll find a staircase leading up to the "outdoors" department. This area rivals REI, Gander Mtn, Bass Pro! Super-helpful staff, and selection beyond compare! There is also a room next door mostly dedicated to kitchen accessories, to which I lost my wife for what seamed like many hours. But it was ok, I was lost in the vast selection of hiking boots and clothes. Then you get back downstairs to the candy store..... As you enter this part, you've stepped back in time! They even have a wall of toys from back when I was a kid and older. Such a great place in a fantastic little city. We were there in the last week of September and the weather was perfect, crowds were minimal. Definitely, check out the ODB restaurant after you work up an appetite in the Mast.

Visited September 2013
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