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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

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

The Blue Ridge Soap Shed

Visitors can see soap made dailyApril - October, and enjoy all our handmade soaps (70+ varieties)

Spruce Pine, NC Tours

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

Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Linville Gorge Wilderness, coverning more than 12,000 acres, is laced with trails that wind through thickets of mountain laur...

Days Inn - Biltmore East

Minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Biltmore Estate, this 84-room hotel offers spectacular mountain views, a heated outdo...

Inn at Elk River, The

Stay at our colonial inn nestled on a mountainside. We have 8 rooms, 4 with fireplaces, all with private baths, all have a s...

Cedarwood Inn

The Cedarwood Inn is locally owned & operated and conveniently located on Hwy 25. Minutes to Historic Downtown Hendersonville...

Jones House Community Center

Built in 1908, this historic house in downtown Boone was once home to the town's physician. Now it is a cultural and communit...