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Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

The Blue Ridge Soap Shed

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

Spruce Pine, NC Tours

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

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

Highlands Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce

Highlands Visitor Center offers maps, menus,magazines and brochures on the Highlands area. ...

River Creek Campground

Come camp with us in the scenic foothills of Western North Carolina. Where you can RV & tent camp right next to the Broad Ri...

Days Inn-Franklin

Days Inn-Franklin offers the relaxation and beauty of the mountains, while being centrally located to local attractions. ...

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

As seen on the "Learning Channel," hunt for amazing treasures. Gem mine rain or shine. Covered flume lines. Extensive emerald...