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Big cities with plenty of action and things to do.

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Bike riding trails, horse trails, ATV trails we have it all

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Visit our heritage sites, there is always something going on.

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From the sea to the mountains, our natural wonders abound.

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Watauga County

Located in North Western North Carolina in the heart of 'The High Country'.

Bike Trails

Enjoy our bike trails. Catawba Falls Campground is a great home base.

Special Events

3.2% of visitors came for Special events and festivals

Visit NC

Visiting relatives and Family Reunion accounted for 25.5% of visitors.


Watauga County


Watauga County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The 2000 U.S. Census listed the county's population as 42,695; the 2010 U.S. Census listed the population as 51,079. Its county seat and largest town is Boone

Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Boone's population was 17,122 in 2010. Boone is the county seat of Watauga County and the home of Appalachian State University. The town is named for famous American pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone, and every summer since 1952 has hosted an outdoor amphitheater portrayal of the life and times of its namesake. In 2012, Boone was listed among the 10 best places to retire in the U.S. by U.S. News.

Watauga County Nestled in a breathtaking valley amidst some of the oldest, most scenic mountains in the world, the Boone area offers scenic country roads, cascading waterfalls, wildlife, and an unsurpassed botanical paradise filled with a variety of plants matched by few places on earth.  

The Blowing Rock, North Carolina's oldest travel attraction since 1933, is an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. Open all year weather permitting in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Send Email

Tweetsie Railroad. Visit North Carolina's first theme park, and take a trip back into the days of the Old West. Hop aboard the train for an unforgettable three-mile journey through the scenic mountains; but watch out for train robbers!

Amish Shopping Village at Chadi Farms
Historic Chadi Farm in Valle Crucis has added an Amish Shopping Village to its other family attractions. Send Email.

The Appalachian Cultural Museum
Experience the premiere museum of the Appalachian region. The Appalachian Cultural Museum features exhibits ranging from fossils to mountain music, looms and weaving to self-portraits by mountain people. Spend an hour or an afternoon exploring Appalachian natural and cultural heritage. The Appalachian Cultural Museum is open year-round. Located in Boone on University Hall Drive, just off Blowing Rock Road.

Grandfather Mountain
Be inspired by the views from the highest point in the Blue Ridge and escape to a nature sanctuary of global importance. Cross the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, photograph native wildlife in natural habitats and hike some of the South's finest alpine trails. US 221 two miles north of Linville and one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305, 15 miles south of Blowing Rock. Open all year, weather permitting in winter. Send Email

Mystery Hill
It's a fascinating exploration of science, optical illusion and natural phenomena. Tour includes the Mystery House where visitors stand at a 45° angle, the Hall of Mystery, the Puzzle Room, and Bubble-Rama. Also features Appalachian Heritage Museum and the Native American Artifacts Museum with 50,000 relics. Open 7 days a week, year-round, rain or shine. Send Email




Campgrounds and Cottages within 50 miles.



Boone's Country Cabins Email

The Cottages Of Glowing Hearth Email

Cozy Cabin Email

Eagle Ridge Log Cabins

Fall Creek Meadows Email

Fall Creek Cabins Email


Blue Bear Mountain Camp   Todd,  828-406-4226 
Catawba Falls Campground Old Fort, 828-668-4831 WiFi available


Honey Bear Campground and Nature Center,

Buck Hill Campground

Grandfather Mountain Campground

Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground

Springmaid Mountain

Greenfield Campground

Flintlock Campground, Boone



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