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Best things to do in Blue Ridge Mountains

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Tickets are expensive and you will need a reservation, but you have to go at least once. The greenhouse is amazing.”
402 locals recommend
Park
“This is a longer drive (around an hour) but a longer hike. We recommend the “3-mile waterfall hike”, it is a moderate hike that takes to you three different waterfalls. You can stop for lunch or dinner in Hendersonville.”
218 locals recommend
Park
“Great place for a walk and sightseeing. There are also several restaurants and bars around the area.”
108 locals recommend
Garden
“Thomas Jefferson’s undeniable contributions to America’s founding are in abundance here. Also evident are the honest and striking admissions about slavery as an institution of the era, and the recognition of the enslaved community’s true effort in creating our country.”
228 locals recommend
Art Museum
“You'll have to drive to get there, but it's worth spending a day. Beautiful park and grounds. ”
149 locals recommend
National Park
“The entrance to the Park is 1.5 miles from our place. Just take East a Deep Creek Road away from town. You’ll end up at a T. To the left (and over the bridge) is the Park, and the campground is to the right. admission to the Park is free. Great for hiking!”
157 locals recommend
Rafting
“The U.S. National Whitewater Center is the world's premier outdoor facility featuring whitewater rafting, biking, zip lines, canoeing, kayaking, rappelling, rock climbing, live music, craft brews & more. Check their activity price on its website. ”
155 locals recommend
Cave
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“One of the best in the Valley. Includes a stalactite organ. Also has a maze on site.”
67 locals recommend
Intersection
“Access the parkway from many different entry points. There are hiking trails off the road and many scenic overlooks.”
109 locals recommend
Hotel
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“During the day you can enjoy the eateries and at night you can enjoy the uptown night life ”
139 locals recommend
National Park
“Make a day of it - start with a full tank of gas, and enjoy driving, hiking, and the great ice cream cones at the cades cove campground store!”
81 locals recommend
Zoo
“Less than 30 minutes to the Zoo! Nationally known for reproductive abilities and saving species!”
68 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“This place is a must! Locals and visitors alike keep this cafe hopping with their wonderful food and fun environment.”
242 locals recommend
Park
“You can drive up OR get in some exercise walking up this gorgeous waterfall”
78 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Located in Sevierville and drive time varies based on traffic. Lots of stores and pretty good pricing usually....”
78 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Home of the Carolina Panthers located in Uptown Charlotte is about 20 min by car or you can take a Lyft/Uber to the nearest light rail station which heads straight into Uptown. ”
97 locals recommend