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Spruce Pine, North Carolina

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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


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

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

Things to do near Spruce Pine, NC

Shatley Springs Inn

Located 5 miles north of Jefferson on NC 16 in Ashe County. The water's free at Shatley Springs but the jugs will cost you. ...

Days Inn-Asheville Airport

Days Inn is conveniently located to the Asheville Airport, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Western NC Agricultur...

Waynesville Country Club - Blue Ridge Course

The Blue Ridge Course is a more mountainous and scenic layout than the other two. The fairways are hilly but somewhat open, a...

Winding Waters Cottage

Large 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage on Dicks Creek. Screened porch over looks creek, large kitchen, completely furnished. All l...

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

After a $3.5 million renovation, the museum reopened in June 1998. The new museum combines technology (computer-generated ima...