Blue Ridge Mountain Attractions along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Linville Caverns
Linville Caverns
City/State - Marion, NC
County - McDOWELL
Region - North Carolina High Country
Description - NC's only show caverns offers a unique glimpse of nature at work "inside" our mountains! Natural limestone caverns feature stalactites, stalagmites, underground stream with blind trout, the "Bottomless Pool", and the opportunity to experience "total darkness". Guides take visitors along a smooth path into the inner recesses of Humpback Mountain for an entertaining & informative half-hour tour. Complete your visit with rock specimens, gift selections, & souvenirs found in our gift shop.
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Dinosaur Land, Inc
Dinosaur Land, Inc
City/State - White Post, VA
County - CLARKE
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - Journey through time to see over 50 life size reproductions, the awesome meat eaters Megalosaurus, Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus. Look at the gentle sauropods, the armored dinosaurs as well as the duckbills. Bring your camera! Be sure to visit our beautiful gift shop featuring Fenton glass, Minnetonka moccasins, collectibles, tee shirts, leather goods, pottery, Civil War items,and dinosaur items. 540-869-2222. Dinosaur Land, Inc 3848 Stonewall Jackson Hwy. White Post, VA. 22663
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The Fun Factory in the Smokies
The Fun Factory in the Smokies
City/State - Franklin, NC
County - MACON
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Enjoy fun & food for the entire family. Features: over 100 arcade games, batting cages, indoor & outdoor mini golf, laser tag, a ferris wheel, go-carts & more. We even have The Foam Factory, an inflatable slide & a carousel for the little tikes. Plus, there are 3 distinct dining options: The Boiler Room Steakhouse, The Burger Factory & The Pizza Factory. Contact our special events coordinator for birthday parties, meetings & company events. Smoke-free. Family-friendly. (Open Mon - Sat)
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Big Walker Lookout
Big Walker Lookout
City/State - Wytheville, VA
County - WYTHE
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Big Walker Lookout is filled with hand made local crafts and artist’s works. We feature over 30 kinds of Country Store Jams, Jellies and Relishes in our Country Cupboard. These home cooked jams are made by local Amish families in the foothills of the Blue Ridge for your lip smacking enjoyment. We are the overlook of the Big Walker National Scenic Byway and offer magnificent views of the valleys below. Check out our website for a complete picture tour of our attraction and others nearby.
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Stuart Nye Hand Wrought Jewelry
Stuart Nye Hand Wrought Jewelry
City/State - Asheville, NC
County - BUNCOMBE
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Since 1933 we have made Jewelry in natures own designs in Sterling Silver, Copper and Brass. We welcome Visitors to watch us at work. Our products are available at Guild Crafts next door, at other area Craft Shops and on-line at STUARTNYE.COM
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Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
City/State - Mountain City, GA
County - RABUN
Region - North Georgia Mountains
Description - The Foxfire Museum & Heritage Ctr. serves as a functional museum of Southern Appalachia with self-guided tours for visitors, featuring artifact displays in & around 22 log cabins. The Gift Shop offers handmade items, The Foxfire Book series, & a large selection of other books. Gift Shop admission is free; self-guided tours are $5.00 each; children 10 & under are free. Admission includes one souvenir tour booklet per family/group. Mon-Sat, 8:30 to 4:30. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 706-746-5828
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Ruby City Gems and Minerals
Ruby City Gems and Minerals
City/State - Franklin, NC
County - MACON
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Custom gem cutting and mounting,14kt gold jewelry and findings, cut gemstones, lapidary equipment and supplies, mineral specimens, stone carvings, gifts. Free Museum and store. Specimens from the local area and around the world local Sapphire weighing 385lbs. 14kt gold rings, earrings and pendants ready made or select your stone and have it mounted. We Stock Ruby, Sapphire, Emeralds, Diamonds Tanzanite, Aquamarine, Alexanderite. Jewelry design, ring sizing and jewelry repair are available.
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Gem Mountain
Gem Mountain
City/State - Spruce Pine, NC
County - MITCHELL
Region - North Carolina High Country
Description - We'll satisfy your sense of adventure. Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones.Many valuable gems are found each day and we supply all of the necessary equipment.Gem mining is fun for mom and dad and kids too!Covered flumes allow for prospecting rain or shine.Our modern gem washing facilities make it an easy and relaxing way to discover Earth's treasures.
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WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine
WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine
City/State - Murphy, NC
County - CHEROKEE
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Get away from the daily grind at our old fashioned fun park and gem mine tucked away in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. It's a great place to let the kids be kids, and the adults can be kids too or just kick back and watch the fun. You can make great memories together at an AFFORDABLE price, and bring the family pet! Check out our reviews on trip adviser, and come for the day, a weekend, or longer. Our mission is to provide the friendliest family atmosphere where every guest is a VIP.
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Oconaluftee Indian Village
Oconaluftee Indian Village
City/State - Cherokee, NC
County - SWAIN
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Replica of a Cherokee community of the 1750 period featuring Cherokee artisans, lecturers, guides. Homes, and Council House of the l750 period. Also,Cherokee garden and nature trail is a part of the Village tour. http://www.cherokee-nc.com/index.php?page=17
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Unto These Hills
Unto These Hills
City/State - Cherokee, NC
County - SWAIN
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Cherokee, North Carolina's outdoor drama portraying the tragic history of the Cherokee Indians. Open mid-June thru late August annually, Mountainside Theatre. Performance time 8:30 p.m. http://www.cherokee-nc.com/index.php?page=9
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Inglewood Lavender Farm
Inglewood Lavender Farm
City/State - Arrington, VA
County - NELSON
Region - Central Virginia
Description - Beautiful farm located at the historic Inglewood Cabell Estate. 10 acres of fragrant lavender rows! Cut your own bouquets, stroll our fields, browse our lavender shop. Open Sat/Sun from 10am til 5pm. http://www.inglewoodlavender.com/
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Appalachian Adventures Rentals
Appalachian Adventures Rentals
City/State - Luray, VA
County - PAGE
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - Your Gateway to the Great Outdoors offers: Action-packed vacations with ATVs, Jet Skiis, Canoes, Kayak, Tubes, Boats, Shooting Range, Fishing & Wildlife Management. http://www.appalachian-adventures.com/
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Titanic Museum Attraction
Titanic Museum Attraction
City/State - Pigeon Forge, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - Titanic Pigeon Forge provides visitors with the ultimate Titanic experience the moment they step aboard the massive, ship-shaped structure. Motor Coach Friendly! Wedding Venue http://www.titanicattraction.com
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Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School
Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School
City/State - Pisgah Forest, NC
County - TRANSYLVANIA
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School is the ‘Leader in Climber Education’. We offer Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing trips throughout the Southeast including North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia. We tailor to individuals, families, groups, beginners and offer climbing skills courses for experienced climbers seeking to expand their skills and knowledge. http://www.foxmountainguides.com
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The Track Family Recreation Center
The Track Family Recreation Center
City/State - Pigeon Forge, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - The Track is your family headquarters for fun! Our action–packed recreation center features the ultimate in go-kart tracks, mini-golf, bumper and thrill rides! Save 10% online. http://www.pigeonforgetrack.com
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Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini-Golf
Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini-Golf
City/State - Gatlinburg, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - PIGS DO FLY! Enjoy 54 holes of down on the farm family fun! One of the Most Unique Mini-Golf Courses in the Smokies! http://www.ripleysgatlinburg.com
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Guinness World Records Museum
Guinness World Records Museum
City/State - Gatlinburg, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - See the Amazing Book come to Life! Hundreds of Unbelievable Exhibits! Featured Memorabilia of Famous Record Holders including Elvis, Beatles, Michael Jordan and MUCH MORE! http://www.ripleysgatlinburg.com
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Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze & Candy Factory
Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze & Candy Factory
City/State - Gatlinburg, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - Can You Find Your Way Out of the Mirror Maze? An Amazing & Fun Adventure Every Time! Enjoy Hundreds of Your Favorite Candies. http://www.ripleysgatlinburg.com
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Ripley's Moving Theater
Ripley's Moving Theater
City/State - Gatlinburg, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - Now Powered by Real D 3D as used in Avatar, Shrek & Many More! Experience Every Bump, Dip & Turn! Ride the Movie, Feel the Rush! http://www.ripleysgatlinburg.com
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Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Ripley's Haunted Adventure
City/State - Gatlinburg, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - Enjoy Ripley’s World-class Haunted Attraction & Gatlinburg’s #1 Haunted House! Frights, Fun and Screams for Everyone! Bring all your friends…there’s safety in numbers! http://www.ripleysgatlinburg.com
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Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf
Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf
City/State - Gatlinburg, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - Gatlinburg’s Most Entertaining Mini-Golf with 36 times the family fun! http://www.ripleysgatlinburg.com
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
City/State - Gatlinburg, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - Strangest Place in Gatlinburg! Where “Truth is Stranger than Fiction.” Over 500 Outstanding and Incredible Artifacts from around the World! Hours of Family Fun! http://www.ripleysgatlinburg.com
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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
City/State - Gatlinburg, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - America’s #1 Aquarium! NEW $5 Million Expansion, Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse! Best Shark Exhibit in the Most Spectacular Underwater Tunnel! Thousands of Exotic Sea Creatures! http://www.ripleysaquariumofthesmokies.com
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Asheville Hot Air Balloons
Asheville Hot Air Balloons
City/State - Candler, NC
County - BUNCOMBE
Region - Great Smoky Mountains North Carolina
Description - Asheville Hot Air Balloons, LLC flying in Candler and Asheville, NC across the Hominy Valley amidst the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. Cold Mountain, Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Mitchell loom in the background. It will take your breath away! For Reservations call 828-667-9943. http://www.ashevillehotairballoons.com/
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Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium
City/State - Atlanta, GA
County - FULTON
Region - Georgia Atlanta Metro
Description - Georgia Aquarium has the world's largest collection of aquatic animals and species from around the world. Our five galleries house amazing beluga whales, manta rays, whale sharks and much more. Visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/bro for more information. http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/bro
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Hot Air Balloon Rides
Hot Air Balloon Rides
City/State - East Bend, NC
County - YADKIN
Region - North Carolina Piedmont
Description - Come fly with Captain Jack over the beautiful Yadkin Valley of NC. We are a North Carolina full-service hot air balloon company offering romantic daily balloon flights over the wine country. Experience the elegance and the excitement of a Carolina Balloon AdVenture! http://www.usaballoon.com
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The Lilly Pad Village
The Lilly Pad Village
City/State - Blue Ridge, GA
County - FANNIN
Region - North Georgia Mountains
Description - Fun for the entire family. Mine for gems, play mini golf, listen to live music or try your luck in fishing in our pond. Just 7.5 miles out of Blue Ridge. http://www.lillypadvillage.com
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Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences-WV
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences-WV
City/State - Charleston, WV
County - KANAWHA
Region - Metro Valley West Virginia
Description - Discover a world of music, theater, art and science all in one place! The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia features three floors of interactive science exhibits and a stunning art gallery in the Avampato Discovery Museum. The Center also presents incredible live entertainment in its Maier Foundation Performance Hall, which seats 1,883, and Walker Theater, an intimate black box theater. From exciting performances to educational family fun days, the Clay Center is full of wonder and imagination. Its mission is to inspire creativity, learning and wonder through experiences in the arts and sciences for all people of West Virginia and the region. http://www.theclaycenter.org/
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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
City/State - Chimney Rock, NC
County - BUNCOMBE
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - There's something for everyone at Chimney Rock. Whether you seek the high adventure of a challenging hike and guided rock climbing, a leisurely stroll and soaking in breathtaking 75-mile views of Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge, it's right here. http://www.chimneyrockpark.com
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Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center
Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center
City/State - Circleville, WV
County - PENDLETON
Region - Eastern Panhandle West Virginia
Description - Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center (NROC) is located in the beautiful North Fork Valley of Pendleton County, West Virginia. Far upstream of the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll discover huge fin-like rock formations. Champe, Seneca, Judy, and Nelson are among the largest of the fins. Travel up river to find one of the most unique: Nelson Rocks. Here is where you’ll find us. NROC, formerly known as the Nelson Rocks Preserve, is a privately-owned nature preserve that encompasses 145 mountainous acres, including the double-fin Tuscarora Quartzite fins of Nelson Rocks. Home to incredible rock climbing, via ferrata climbing, a canopy tour, and miles of breathtaking, awe-inspiring hiking trails NROC is sure to offer the dose of adventure that’s right for you. http://www.visitviaferrata.com
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Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons
Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons
City/State - Harrisonburg, VA
County - ROCKINGHAM
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - Year-round outdoor rec facility.Custom outdoor activities & programs (horse riding, ropes courses,meeting/retreat facilities & more). Transportation to/from the climbing adventure at Via Ferrata at Nelson Rocks Preserve (www.visitviaferrata.com). http://www.horizonsoutdoorlearningcenter.com
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Appalachian GhostWalks
Appalachian GhostWalks
City/State - Unicoi, TN
County - UNICOI
Region - East Tennessee
Description - Appalachian GhostWalks cordially invites you and your family, friends, or tour group to join us as we explore the mysteries of our mountain heritage. Together, we will travel back in time to visit and learn about the "People Of The Past". As we stroll down Main Street in each of Appalachia's oldest towns, you'll enjoy tantalizing mystery, legend, intrigue, and fun family adventure. Our "lantern-led" tours will bring our region's Cherokee Indian, Frontier, Revolutionary and Civil War history to life for all ages. http://www.appalachianghostwalks.com
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Edinburg Ole Time Festival
Edinburg Ole Time Festival
City/State - Edinburg, VA
County - SHENANDOAH
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - Edinburg (VA) Ole Time Festival, weekend of Sept. 15-17, 2006, has crafters, food, parade, demonstrators, Children's Festival, Art Expo, music, 4K Fun Run, bed race, duck race..... Fun for all.. 540-984-7272 www.user.shentel.net/rritter/Festival http://www.edinburgoletimefestival.org/
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The Orange Peel
The Orange Peel
City/State - Asheville, NC
County - BUNCOMBE
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - If live music is your thing, then you belong at The Orange Peel. Listings are updated daily, so sign up for the e-newsletter so you don't miss any of our great shows. Past concerts have included Bob Dylan, Sonic Youth, Sam Bush and Nickel Creek. Come see why locals are saying, "See you at The Peel!" http://www.theorangepeel.net
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Lake Lure Tours, Marina and Beach
Lake Lure Tours, Marina and Beach
City/State - Lake Lure, NC
County - RUTHERFORD
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Dive into spectacular Lake Lure, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hop aboard for scenic boat cruises of this magnificent lake, or, rent a boat and explore on your own (March – early December). The Beach at Lake Lure and the Water Works offer summertime, soaking-wet fun! http://www.lakelure.com
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Solar Hill Historic District Association
Solar Hill Historic District Association
City/State - Bristol, VA
County - WASHINGTON
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Named after an astronomical observatory used to view the total solar eclipse of 1869, Solar Hill is the first Bristol neighborhood listed on the Virginia Landmarks and National Historic Places registers. It has one of the finest collections of historic residential architecture in the region. http://solarhill.tripod.com
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Discount Dixie Stampede Tickets
Discount Dixie Stampede Tickets
City/State - Pigeon Forge, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - East Tennessee
Description - Discount Dixie Stampede Tickets with NO Timeshare Tour and NO Bull. We just sell Discount Tickets. Check our website for current prices and showtimes. http://www.mtovacations.com/a1/tickets
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The Mariam and Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
The Mariam and Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
City/State - Blowing Rock, NC
County - WATAUGA
Region - North Carolina High Country
Description - The Mariam and Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center, opening in 2006, will be the premiere arts facility in the NC High Country offering the best in theatre, music, dance, film, children’s shows and will be the home of the Blowing Rock Stage Company. http://www.brcac.org
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Theater at Lime Kiln
Theater at Lime Kiln
City/State - Lexington, VA
County - ROCKBRIDGE
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - Theater at Lime Kiln open year-round. Outdoor theater at the ruins of a 19th century lime kiln & quarry May-October, historic indoor theater December-April. A place where fun is ageless and the dress code is casual. Admission Fee. http://www.theateratlimekiln.com
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Beagle Ridge Herb Farm and Education Center
Beagle Ridge Herb Farm and Education Center
City/State - Wytheville, VA
County - WYTHE
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - This 160-acre herb farm retreat in a valley of the Blue Ridge is the destination for gardeners and nature lovers alike. Stroll the display gardens, hike the trails, and wander through the shop filled with soaps, lotions and potions. http://www.beagleridgeherbfarm.com
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Rip Roaring Adventures
Rip Roaring Adventures
City/State - Gatlinburg, TN
County - COCKE
Region - East Tennessee
Description - Closest whitewater rafting adventure to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, TN. No experience necessary to see the Smokies in a different way. We put a professional guide in every raft. Call 1-800-449-7238 to make reservations http://www.raftingtennessee.com
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Virginia Highlands Festival
Virginia Highlands Festival
City/State - Abingdon, VA
County - WASHINGTON
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Top-rated Festival in Historic Abingdon, Va., and the Blue Ridge Highlands features antiques, art, crafts, music & the performing arts, living history, home & garden tours, literary events, outdoor excursions, youth activities. July 30-August 14, 2005 http://www.vahighlandsfestival.org
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Prospect Hill Inn
Prospect Hill Inn
City/State - Mountain City, TN
County - JOHNSON
Region - East Tennessee
Description - Description: Beautiful, Tennessee B&B offers great lodging and views. http://www.prospect-hill.com
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Historic Rugby
Historic Rugby
City/State - Rugby, TN
County - MORGAN
Region - East Tennessee
Description - Historic Rugby, on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau, is one of the South's most intriguing historic places. Tour historic buildings; lodge at 1880 Newbury House or Pioneer Cottage; shop for crafts & British wares. Near Big South Fork National Park. http://www.historicrugby.org
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Knoxville Zoo
Knoxville Zoo
City/State - Knoxville, TN
County - KNOX
Region - East Tennessee
Description - Discover a new zoo place to play at Knoxville Zoo! Kids Cove is a brand new area. It features a playground, walk-through aviary, barnyard and water play area. Beavers are on exhibit for the first time in the zoo’s history. Ride the Wild & Whimsical Carousel, custom-built for Knoxville Zoo. http://www.knoxville-zoo.org
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Country Tonite Theatre
Country Tonite Theatre
City/State - Pigeon Forge, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - East Tennessee
Description - Country Tonite is the most award winning show in the Smokies! This high energy variety show provides nonstop entertainment with the perfect mix of great country classics to today’s top 40 country hits. Its America’s Best Music and the Smokies Best Show! http://www.countrytonitepf.com
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The Orchard at Altapass
The Orchard at Altapass
City/State - Little Switzerland, NC
County - MITCHELL
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - The Orchard at Altapass is an Appalachian cultural center celebrating the music, art, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. Over 100 years old, the Orchard sits right on the Blue Ridge Parkway providing some of the most amazing scenery in North Carolina. Open May through October, 10am-6pm. http://www.altapassorchard.com
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Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding
Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding
City/State - Rising Fawn, GA
County - DADE
Region - North Georgia Mountains
Description - Fly tandem with a certified instructor by your side. See beautiful Lookout Mountain from 2000 feet. Lookout Mountain Flight Park is the largest flight park and flight school in the US. Open year round, everyday but Wednesday. (877)hanglide. http://hanglide.com
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Mount Pisgah Balloons
Mount Pisgah Balloons
City/State - Candler, NC
County - BUNCOMBE
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - We offer one-hour hot air balloon rides in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We are located just 20 minutes West of Asheville. We fly early morning flights (around 7am), seven days a week. Make your vacation a memorable experience. 2-10 passengers. http://www.gomountains.net
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Knoxville Zoological Gardens
Knoxville Zoological Gardens
City/State - knoxville, TN
County - KNOX
Region - East Tennessee
Description - Discover the wonder at Knoxville Zoological Gardens, located off exit 392 from Interstate 40. Admission is $10.95 for adults, $6.95 for children ages 3-12, children under 3 are free, and senior citizens are $8.95. Parking is $3 per vehicle. http://www.knoxville-zoo.org
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Ridgefield Farm and Orchard
Ridgefield Farm and Orchard
City/State - Harpers Ferry, WV
County - JEFFERSON
Region - Eastern Panhandle West Virginia
Description - Apple Orchard, Pumpkin Patch and Christmas trees. Open daily 10-5 from July 5-December 22. Farm Market with fresh seasonal produce, jarred goods and gift items. October is PumpkinFest with pumpkin patches, hayrides, 2 corn mazes. Cut your own Christmas trees. http://www.ridgefieldfarm.com
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Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
City/State - Gatlinburg, TN
County - SEVIER
Region - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
Description - The 120 passenger Aerial Tramway offers spectacular views year-round of the Smoky Mountains. Ober Gatlinburg has a variety of activities - indoor ice skating, bear habitat, Alpine Slide, water rides, gokarts, chairlift, restaurant, lounge and more. http://www.obergatlinburg.com/amuse.htm
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Shenandoah Caverns
Shenandoah Caverns
City/State - Shenandoah Caverns, VA
County - SHENANDOAH
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - Visit Virginia’s only cavern with an elevator and see beautiful formations featured in National Geographic. Then experience the pageantry of spectacular parade floats and props from important events like the Rose Parade and Presidential Inaugurals. Open all year. http://www.shenandoahcaverns.com
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NC ZOO
NC ZOO
City/State - Asheboro, NC
County - RANDOLPH
Region - North Carolina Piedmont
Description - The NC Zoo is a world-class natural habitat park that is home to more than 1000 animals from Africa, North America and new in 2004, Australia. The sights and sounds of the NC Zoo are sure to delight children of all ages. Open 364 days a year. Come visit. http://www.nczoo.org
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Waynesville Live
Waynesville Live
City/State - Waynesville, NC
County - HAYWOOD
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Waynesville, North Carolina's local area community website with live cams, entertainment, attractions, games and much more! http://waynesvillelive.com
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Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard Farm Shop
Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard Farm Shop
City/State - Charlottesville , VA
County - ALBEMARLE
Region - Central Virginia
Description - Adjacent to the vineyards is the Farm Shop, offering Kluge Estate's fine wines and delectable foods. Also available: gifts, signature items, plants and wine accessories. We have exceptional, fully prepared dishes that echo the flavors of Virginia's seasons. http://www.klugeestate.com
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See Rock City, Inc
See Rock City, Inc
City/State - Lookout Mountain, GA
County - WALKER
Region - North Georgia Mountains
Description - Rock City Gardens is a 4100-foot trail that winds through towering, natural rock formation. The Enchanted Trail climaxes at Lover's Leap where you can "See Seven States". Our gardens include over 900 varieties of indigenous plants. We open at 8:30am 364 days a year! http://www.seerockcity.com
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Dellinger Grist Mill
Dellinger Grist Mill
City/State - Bakersville, NC
County - MITCHELL
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Historic Dellinger Mill,listed in the National Register of Historic Places,is the only grist mill of its kind left in the state of NC. I produce water powered/stone ground cornmeal and grits every third week of June-Sept. and every day in October and November, except Sundays. http://www.dellingermill.com
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Adventure Challenge
Adventure Challenge
City/State - Richmond, VA
County - CHESTERFIELD
Region - Central Virginia
Description - Offering trips, lessons, and tours in whitewater kayaking, snow skiing, coastal kayaking, river tubing, and rafting. We have something for every outdoor recreation enthusiast! Our excellent safety record and our dedication to providing a positive experience make our activities memorable. http://www.adventurechallenge.com
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Kangaroo Conservation Center
Kangaroo Conservation Center
City/State - Dawsonville, GA
County - DAWSON
Region - North Georgia Mountains
Description - Experience the largest collection of kangaroos outside Australia. Guided tours, reservations recommended. Minimum age 8 years (2nd grade). Specialty giftshop. One of the top 7 attractions in Metro Atlanta. http://www.kangaroocenter.com
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Smoky Mountain Trains
Smoky Mountain Trains
City/State - Bryson City, NC
County - SWAIN
Region - Great Smoky Mountains North Carolina
Description - Welcome to Smoky Mountain Trains! Smoky Mountain Trains is more than an ordinary museum. With its collection of 7,000 Lionel™ engines, cars and accessories, impressive operating layout, children’s activity center, and gift/toy shop, Smoky Mountain Trains has something for everyone! http://www.smokymtntrains.com
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Sunspots Studios & Glass Blowing
Sunspots Studios & Glass Blowing
City/State - Staunton, VA
County - AUGUSTA
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - See live glass blowing 7 days a week. Free. Art glass & copper gifts made on-site. 5 minutes from I-81 & I-64 in historic Staunton, near train station. See many artists demonstrate at annual Virginia Hot Glass Festival, the last weekend in April. http://www.sunspots.com
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Consolidated Gold Mines
Consolidated Gold Mines
City/State - Dahlonega, GA
County - LUMPKIN
Region - North Georgia Mountains
Description - Site of America’s first gold rush, Consolidated Mines offers UNDERGROUND GOLD MINE TOURS, gold panning and gem grubbin. A GREAT goldmine adventure for the entire family! http://www.consolidatedgoldmine.com
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Dickie Bros. Orchard
Dickie Bros. Orchard
City/State - Roseland, VA
County - NELSON
Region - Central Virginia
Description - Come visit our Virginia Century Farm. We have 15 different varieties of apples harvested from August1-November1.We are open 7 days a week in Sept. and October. We specialize in pick your own Fuji during the second and third week in October. http://DICKIEBROS.COM
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Lunch with Llamas
Lunch with Llamas
City/State - Hiawassee, GA
County - TOWNS
Region - North Georgia Mountains
Description - Enjoy guided day hikes in the beautiful mountains of Georgia. Our llamas will be your trail companions and carry all the necessities for a wonderful buffet lunch. This is a great outing for the family or small group. 24 hr advance reservations only. http://www.crystalriver-ranch.com
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Organ Cave Inc
Organ Cave Inc
City/State - Ronceverte, WV
County - GREENBRIER
Region - New River Greenbrier Valley West Virginia
Description - 2nd largest commercial cave on east coast. Offers Natural Cave Tours plus Extended Exploring Expeditions, School Tours and Group Tours available at a discount. http://www.organcave.com
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Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Zoo
City/State - Roanoke, VA
County - ROANOKE CITY
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - AZA accredited five-acre zoo exhibiting 50 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Animals include a Siberian Tiger, Snow Leopards, Red Pandas and much more. Miniature train rides(ZooChoo), concessions and Whisker's Gift Shop. Open daily-year round. http://www.mmzoo.org
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Belle Grove Plantation
Belle Grove Plantation
City/State - Middletown, VA
County - FREDERICK
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. Belle Grove Plantation cordially invites you to its twenty-fourth Needlework Exhibit. This year’s theme, “My Favorite Things,” allows needle workers to share a piece they have created to celebrate a personal occasion, hobby, pet, or treasured possession. Admission to Belle Grove: $7 Adults; $3 Children 6 to 12. Free for Belle Grove & National Trust Members & Children ages 5 & under. http://www.bellegrove.org/
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Thistle Cove Farm
Thistle Cove Farm
City/State - Tazewell, VA
County - TAZEWELL
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Rare breeds horse & sheep farm giving fun farm tours to groups: school, church, bus tours. Farm store features 100% virgin wool blankets & yarn; home of Lost Arts Guild. http://www.thistlecovefarm.com
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Claytor Lake Water Sports
Claytor Lake Water Sports
City/State - Radford, VA
County - RADFORD
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Claytor Lake Water Sports offers 4 ½ to 5 ½ hour trips for individuals, family & friends, and groups. Get to relax on a 30' pontoon boat with a sundeck, ride a jet ski, kayak, sailboat, ride on a banana boat, and get fed by our staff. Also, we offer Lake Tours/ Ice Cream Socials every evening Monday-Saturday and in the autumn don’t miss out on our Fall Foliage Tours. http://www.claytorlakewatersports.com
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Chimney Rock Park
Chimney Rock Park
City/State - Chimney Rock, NC
County - RUTHERFORD
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - The best of the mountains in one place! Chimney Rock Park is a scenic attraction located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, North Carolina, with spectacular 75-mile views, numerous hiking trails, a 404-foot waterfall, Nature Center, picnicking and more. http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/index.php
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Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre
Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre
City/State - Wytheville, VA
County - WYTHE
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Wytheville, VA. 200 Seat Dinner Theatre, American & German Menu, Main Stage Plays, Gift Shop - German Collectibles & Regional Artists, Cocktail Lounge with Bier Garten, Live Musical Entertainment, Domestic & Imported Beer and Wines. http://www.wohlfahrthaus.com/
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Luray Caverns
Luray Caverns
City/State - Luray, VA
County - PAGE
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - Discover Eastern America's largest and most popular caverns,  a US Natural Landmark. From well-lighted, paved walkways explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools. Also, hear the haunting sounds of the world's only Stalacpipe Organ.. http://www.luraycaverns.com/
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Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain
City/State - Linville, NC
County - AVERY
Region - North Carolina High Country
Description - Grandfather Mountain, the highest peak in the Blue Ridge, is the only private park in the world designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve. Considered the most biologically diverse mountain in eastern North America, Grandfather welcomes visitors from across the globe to this unique example of the endangered high-elevation spruce-fir ecosystem. This site features the outstanding photography of Hugh Morton. http://www.grandfather.com/
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The Virginia Museum of Natural History
The Virginia Museum of Natural History
City/State - Charlottesville, VA
County - CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY
Region - Central Virginia
Description - Did you know that the oldest known fossil of a flowering plant has been found in Virginia? Or that dinosaurs left behind thousands of footprints here? Or that volcanoes erupted long ago in several parts of the state? Virginia's exotic flora and fauna are as little known as those of Borneo. NatureNet is here to introduce you to the natural history of a state best known for its role in United States history. The Virginia Museum of Natural History is a state museum which is an agency of the Secretary of Natural Resources. http://www.virginia.edu/vmnh-uva/
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Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate
City/State - Asheville, NC
County - BUNCOMBE
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Biltmore House is America’s Largest Privately Owned Home. It has 250 rooms, including 34 bedrooms and 43 bathrooms. It boasts a total of four acres of floor space -- 175,000 square feet or the equivalent of approximately four football fields. http://www.biltmore.com/
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Great Smoky Mountains Railway
Great Smoky Mountains Railway
City/State - Dillsboro, NC
County - JACKSON
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Now in it's ninth year of providing a full season of passenger excursion trips from April thru December. http://www.gsmr.com/
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Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina
Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina
City/State - Burnsville, NC
County - YANCEY
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - North Carolina. Mount Mitchell, 6684 feet (highest point east of Mississippi). Mount Mitchell State Park, Yancey County, southwest North Carolina. 35 miles northeast from Asheville. http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/momi/home.html
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Natural Bridge, Virginia
Natural Bridge, Virginia
City/State - Natural Bridge, VA
County - ROCKBRIDGE
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - Natural Bridge Inn and Conference Center. Natural Bridge Caverns. Natural Bridge Wax Museum and Factory Tour. Map. Overview - Enjoy the Wonder of it All! http://www.naturalbridgekoa.com/
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Spruce Knob, West Virginia
Spruce Knob, West Virginia
City/State - Spruce Knob, WV
County - RANDOLPH
Region - Potomac Highlands West Virginia
Description - Spruce Knob, 4863 feet. Spruce Knob Rocks National Recreation Area, Pendleton County, east West Virginia. 25 miles southeast of Elkins. http://americasroof.com/wv.shtml
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