The Area – High Country – Boone NC
Boone is situated right in the heart of the High Country and is the largest town in this region in terms of population and size. Home to Appalachian State University’s new football stadium, “The Rock,” and convenient to most of the well-publicized mountain attractions, Boone North Carolina is a place where many people vacation or decide to purchase a second home or investment property. It’s just a short drive from Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, and other resort areas in the High Country, making it a central location filled with great lodging, restaurants, and Attractions. Most of the area’s better known attractions are located outside of town in nearby communities; however, Boone is still not without its fun spots and things to do. Virtually any outdoor activity you can think of can be enjoyed in the area, and activities like hiking, golf, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, and even white water rafting are the ways in which locals and vacationers take advantage of all of the scenic mountain beauty. Locals, visitors, and part-time or seasonal residents love to take advantage of our Directory of Live Web Cams in North Carolina, and check out the High Country Cams near their favorite hotspots.
Horn in the West
Horn in the West is the oldest “show” attraction in Boone, and one of the longest continuously running outdoor dramas in the country. It first debuted in 1952 and since has run each summer. Today, it is staged in its very own outdoor amphitheatre, located near Appalachian State University. The drama is set during the Revolutionary period and follows an American family through its many struggles. Horn in the West is situated right off of Hwy 321 on Horn in the West Drive near Daniel Boone Gardens and the Arboretum.
Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University is the foremost four-year liberal arts university in Western North Carolina and the home of the Mountaineers. Students come to App State University to enhance their education and further their life paths, and the school annually hosts An Appalachian Summer Festival and the ASU Performing Arts Series which bring numerous talented artists and acts to the stages of Farthing Auditorium, Holmes Convocation Center, and the school’s other popular entertainment venues. Also, the school’s football, basketball, and other sports teams are quite popular, and are great Attractions to check out. The legendary Howard’s Knob Cam is one of the Web Cams that you can check out to see live aerial shots of the campus of Appalachian State University and the downtown region.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is the largest art gallery and exhibition facility of its kind in all of Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, and Southwestern Virginia. It is a part of Appalachian State University’s Division of University Advancement and is a wonderful asset to the community. Locals and vacationer patrons can browse and tour the hall for free, or attend one of its many popular exhibition events, including the First Friday Art Crawl events that take place during the warmer months in Boone on the first Friday of each month. It is located Downtown on King Street.
Boone Golf Course
Boone Golf Course and the Golf Club is one of the best public mountain courses in the High Country. The Club is surrounded by lush greens, fantastic fairways and is one of the most beautiful courses that you can play. Visitors to Boone love playing here, especially in summer months when the weather is perfect for mountain golf! The Course is located off of Hwy 321, portions of the course can be seen from Deerfield Rd near Watauga Memorial Hospital.
The Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is just one reason that the Boone area has such high appeal amongst vacationers seeking outdoor adventure. The “parkway” as it is referred to by those familiar with the area, is a scenic, All-American Road that passes through our region as it snakes its way through 469 miles of the Appalachian Mountain terrain in Western North Carolina on to Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park. Much of the land that the Blue Ridge Parkway passes through near Boone and the surrounding areas is owned by the United States Forest Service and is considered some of the most beautiful preserved land in the state. Popular points on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the High Country are the Moses H. Cone Manor House in Blowing Rock, the Linn Cove Viaduct near Grandfather Mountain, and Linville Falls near Linville. There are tons of great hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and fishing spots located all along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Boone NC. The Blue Ridge Parkway can be accessed in numerous locations in Boone and near Blowing Rock.
There are tons of great Mountain Attractions located throughout Boone. Most of the Attractions revolve around getting outside and experiencing the best of what the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer. If you are looking for other fun things to do, check out the information on attractions in other charming towns. Get started planning your next visit!
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