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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.

American Restaurant
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“Great food, busy restaurant has mill you can buy flour and corn meal there too”
66 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Free science museum to learn about North Carolina geography and animal habitats.”
77 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Rather you are in town to see your favorite team, looking for something fun to do, or just a casual baseball fan Great American Ballpark is one of the best stadiums in Major League Baseball.”
56 locals recommend
Park
“Ok, so you're going to have to drive a bit to get here (about 45 minutes) but what a great place to explore! We love trails that follow rivers and creeks and this one is a beauty!”
61 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Rainy day? No worries! You’d never know at the Newport Aquarium! Perfect for the kiddos!”
41 locals recommend
Garden
“The arboretum is a 434 acre acre public park that offers many activities for all ages.The Park hosts many native plants and bonsais. In the winter it hosts one of the most beautiful Christmas light displays.”
158 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Large music venue, you might want to check ahead and see if there’s show you might want tickets to!”
147 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A proper French cafe with various pastries. Perfect spot for doing work or reading a book.”
91 locals recommend
Science Museum
“"Hands-on interactive exhibits, thrilling activities and experiments, and a IMAX Dome Theatre" Tickets are about $40 so a bit on the expensive side for some. Most visitors say its worth it.”
68 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
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“They make their own chocolate and the truffles are to die for! You can even tour the chocolate factory! Highly recommend if you are a lover of all things chocolate! ”
138 locals recommend
Intersection
“Access the parkway from many different entry points. There are hiking trails off the road and many scenic overlooks.”
99 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Amazing outdoor spaces year round. Love the many fire pits and newly renovated outdoor serving areas. ”
84 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Music to the lighted fountain, shopping, and places like “Paula Dean’s” and “Margaritaville” to eat. Plus there are rides for the kids and the wheel that overlooks PF. ”
64 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Breathtaking views, picnic areas. Hiking and walking trails. Small zoo. And the famous mile high bridge! Different activities at different times of the year, like parasailing off the mountain. ”
100 locals recommend
Casino
“From the casino, to shops, spas and more, Harrah's Cherokee Casino is an excellent spot to visit for local indoor entertainment.”
60 locals recommend
Park
“There's always something happening at Washington Park from Thursday night cinema on the lawn, City Flea, to a variety of festivals. ”
74 locals recommend