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Spruce Pine, North Carolina

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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 near Spruce Pine, NC

Historic Main Street

Classic, turn-of-the-century Main Street, which underwent renovation in 1997 as part of the Main Street USA Program. Restaura...

Mini Niagara Falls

Secluded cottage / efficiency overlooking two streams and waterfall. Its 12 x 23 foot covered porch is right on the river and...

Wilderness Taxidermy & Outfitters

4,000 square-foot museum containing animals from all over the world. Tastefully mounted in diaramas to depict the animals in ...

Wagon Train Motel

Small, quaint Motel, within walking distance of the Casino. Only 5 rooms with standard motel arrangement. ...