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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

Saylor Lake RV Park

Privately owned RV park located on a five acre lake. Very quiet and secluded with covered picnic tables and shade. There is a 150'

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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

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

Laurel Oaks Farm

Secluded chalet and spacious log house, both with stunning views on 170+ acres of mostly wooded farm on which we run sheep guarded by a llama.Farm and wool-spinning demonstrations.

Bakersville, NC Farms


Roan Mountain

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

Bakersville, NC Other Attractions

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

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