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Spruce Pine Gem & Gold Mine

Mine for native gemstones with one of the oldest mining families in North Carolina. Documented by National Geographic Magizine. Mining this area since 1810. Featured on PBS and in Readers Digest. Open year-round with covered flumes. Heated indoor flume in winter with warm water. Gemcutting &

Spruce Pine, NC Pioneer History

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

As seen on the "Learning Channel,"

Spruce Pine, NC Pioneer History

Historic Orchard at Altapass

Enjoy hayrides following the path of the Revolutionary War mountain soldiers or storytelling hayrides about our part of the mountains. An Appalachian cultural & historical center celebrating the people, music, art &

Spruce Pine, NC Orchards

The Blue Ridge Soap Shed

Visitors can see soap made dailyApril - October, and enjoy all our handmade soaps (70+ varieties)

Spruce Pine, NC Tours

Museum of N.C. Minerals

Exhibits feature minerals and gems found in North Carolina. Fun, interactive displays explain the importance of mining in the region.

Spruce Pine, NC Museums

Things to do near Spruce Pine, NC

Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina

Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina is considered one of the "Top Ten Theaters in the Country. The Play...

Wagon Wheel

Country cooking. Homemade daily specials. Burgers, fries and root beer floats. Homemade pies. Open Monday through Saturda...

Spirit Haven

Vacation cottage rentals and retreat center located one mile from Pisgah National Forest. ...

Penny Realty

Penny Realty, the only Exclusive Buyer's Agent within the Hickory Nut Gorge area. Working exclusively with Buyers offering ex...

Wolf Campground

Full hook-ups. Trout stream. River front bath house. Hot showers. Store, ice, wood, supplies. ...