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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

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

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


Things to do Pioneer History near Spruce Pine, NC

Heather Grove Gold & Gem Panning

A family-oriented recreational attraction with gold and gem panning, high banking, sluicing and dredging. Five rustic cabins ...

Old Pressley Sapphire Mine

An original mine. Birthplace of the World's Largest Blue Star Sapphires, "The Star of the Carolinas" and "The Southern Star" ...

Nantahala River Gem Mines

Nantahala River Gem Mine is located in the cool scenic mountains of Western North Carolina. WNC is well known as a gem capita...

Moonstone Gem Mine

Native & enriched gem mine....

Spruce Pine Gem & Gold Mine

Mine for native gemstones with one of the oldest mining families in North Carolina. Documented by National Geographic Magizi...