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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

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

1906 Pine Crest Inn & Restaurant

An idyllic mountain experience just ?-mile from historic downtown Tryon. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places ...

Glendale Springs Inn & Restaurant

Built and operated as a wayside inn for over a century... ...

Mountain Laurel Hideaway

Two bedroom, one bath, loft area with bunk beds, sleeps six, TV, VCR, Cable, A/C window unit, telephone. Linens furnished, q...