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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


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

The Blue Ridge Soap Shed

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

Spruce Pine, NC Tours

Things to do Businesses near Spruce Pine, NC

Lodge on Lake Lure, The

A wonderful combination of an elegant country inn and a casual bed & breakfast. Lodge is situated on the hillside to afford a...

Peking Gourmet Restaurant

A great selection of freshly-prepared Asian/American cuisine, including a lunch buffet and Friday night seafood buffet. Locat...

Sweet Biscuit Inn

Sweet Biscuit Inn is a comfortable five bedroom inn and carriage house located in Asheville's quiet wooded neighborhood of Ke...

Alpen Acres Motel

On US 321, 1/4 mile north of Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 291 (north 321/221 Boone exit). AAA approved. Color cable TV, A/C...

French Broad River

Buncombe, Transylvania and Madison counties offer 116 miles of scenic river perfect for whitewater activities. Local outfitte...