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Historic Carson House

Built as a walnut log cabin in 1793, the home once served as a stagecoach inn and the seat of county government until the courthouse was constructed. This historic home and private, nonprofit museum is currently filled with unusual household and plantation artifacts.

Marion, NC Other Attractions

Linville Mountain Gem Shop & Mines

Area's only custom gem cutting. Fine handmade jewelry. Jewelry repair. Gems, minerals, rocks, lapidary equipment and supplies for sale. Cutting lessons. Gem mining rain or shine year round.

Marion, NC Pioneer History

Lucky Strike Gold & Gem Mine, Campground

Pan for gold in a stream that was mined in the early 1800s or look for gemstones in our flumes. Dining and gift shop on site. 51 campsites, 26 are full hook-up with electric, water and sewer, and 25 have electric and water, a dump station is available.

Marion, NC Campgrounds

Things to do near Marion, NC

Lake James Boat Excursions

Tour more than 150 miles of shoreline on one of North Carolina's most beautiful lakes. "Last of the Mohicans" and "The Hunt ...

Tanglewood #6

A 3 bedroom, 3 bath that sleeps up to 8 people. Hot tub, fireplace, easy walk to slopes, cable, VCR, washer/dryer, grill, go...

Alta Vista

Where pets are welcome! Forever view from Misty Mountain home. Large covered deck, 3BR/2Bth, a/c, w/d, cable tv/vcr. Stone...

Rocky Face Gem Mine

Native & enriched gem mine. Covered, concrete flumes....

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 ...