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Glen Falls

There are several beautiful falls and accompanying cascades here that drop 640 feet in only a half-mile. So, though the well-maintained trail to the 70-, 60-, and 15

Highlands, NC Natural Attractions

Jackson Hole Trading Post

Cleanest gem mine around! Located on Waterfall Dr. between Franklin and Highlands on Hwy. 64

Highlands, NC Pioneer History



Things to do Pioneer History near Highlands, NC

Sheffield Mine

As seen on the Travel Channel! We're right in the heart of gem mining country, minutes from Franklin. Our mine is great fun f...

Rose Creek Mine

Find enriched and native gems including ruby, sapphire, garnet, amethyst, citrine, moonstone, topaz, smoky & rose quartz and ...

Gallery of Gems & Minerals

See our selection of gemstones and custom jewelry. We're just south of Franklin, in the Gemstone Capitol of the World....

Broad River Gems and Mining Company

6 acres. On-site gem mining & fossil dig. Located on the gold berring Broad River. Our gift shop contains jewelry, gemstones ...

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" ...