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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

Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club

Challenging par-72 golf course offering small, fast bentgrass greens and a 90 cart path rule, weather permitting. Championship (6277 yards, 70.2 rating, 132 slope); Middle (5744 yards, 68.0 rating, 125 slope); Forward (4797 yards, 68.9 rating, 125 slope). 18 holes, par 72. clubhouse, rstrnt./

Spruce Pine, NC Golf Courses

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 near Spruce Pine, NC

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE)

Fence is a 300 acre nature education and recreation center, offering 6 miles of hiking and riding trails. An equestrian cente...

The Chestnut Tree

Fine family dining in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere at the Holiday Inn of Cherokee ...

Appalachian Ski Mtn. Slopeside Lodging

Year-round vacation rental. Newly furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath house at Appalachian Ski Mtn. Gas log fireplace, d/w, microwa...

Econo Lodge - Biltmore

This AAA-rated hotel offers microfridges and is located near the Asheville Mall, Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway and ...