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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


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

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

Things to do Businesses near Spruce Pine, NC

Rosie's Cafe

Pinto beans and cornbread, sandwiches and daily specials. Dinner - shrimp and fish. ...

Tuckasegee River

Canoeing and funyak trips on gentle Class II white water. Local outfitters: Tuckasegee Outfitters, 800/539-5683; Blue Ridge O...

The Log Cabin Steakhouse

Specializing in steaks, Mexican fare and Highlands own "Cabin Onion" . Located in authentic Joe Webb cabin off hwy 106 just b...