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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


Roan Mountain

This high ridge along the North Carolina-Tennessee state line, in Pisgah National Forest, stands 6,285

Bakersville, NC Other Attractions


The Blue Ridge Soap Shed

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

Spruce Pine, NC Tours

Penland School of Crafts - Penland Gallery

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Penland Gallery offers a tour of the campus. This indepth, guided tour tells the history of the School and visits many of the working student artists. Reservations are required through the Gallery.The School of Crafts offers over 12

Penland, NC Arts

Bogie's

The place to go for good food and fast friendly service. Daily specials. Fresh home cooking/Homemade pies. Located in Bakersville, NC-home of the NC Rhododendron Festival

Bakersville, NC Other Attractions

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

Boyd's Family Seafood

Calabash Style seafood here in the mountains. Also, feature steaks, chicken and other varities. Two rooms available in order to carter larger parties.

Bakersville, NC Other Attractions

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


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