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Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

As seen on the "Learning Channel,"

Spruce Pine, NC Pioneer History

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

Bogie's

The place to go for good food and fast friendly service. Daily specials. Fresh home cooking/Homemade pies. Located in Bakersville, NC-home of the NC Rhododendron Festival

Bakersville, NC Other Attractions

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


Laurel Oaks Farm

Secluded chalet and spacious log house, both with stunning views on 170+ acres of mostly wooded farm on which we run sheep guarded by a llama.Farm and wool-spinning demonstrations.

Bakersville, NC Farms


Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club

Challenging par-72 golf course offering small, fast bentgrass greens and a 90 cart path rule, weather permitting. Championship (6277 yards, 70.2 rating, 132 slope); Middle (5744 yards, 68.0 rating, 125 slope); Forward (4797 yards, 68.9 rating, 125 slope). 18 holes, par 72. clubhouse, rstrnt./

Spruce Pine, NC Golf Courses


Boyd's Family Seafood

Calabash Style seafood here in the mountains. Also, feature steaks, chicken and other varities. Two rooms available in order to carter larger parties.

Bakersville, NC Other Attractions

Saylor Lake RV Park

Privately owned RV park located on a five acre lake. Very quiet and secluded with covered picnic tables and shade. There is a 150'

Bakersville, NC Businesses

Penland School of Crafts - Penland Gallery

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Penland Gallery offers a tour of the campus. This indepth, guided tour tells the history of the School and visits many of the working student artists. Reservations are required through the Gallery.The School of Crafts offers over 12

Penland, NC Arts

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