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Boone

The town of Boone sits in Watauga County atop the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Serving as the county seat and market town, Boone is also home to Appalachian State University. .

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Tweetsie Railroad

Wild West family theme park featuring a three-mile, steam-powered train ride through the North Carolina mountains. Shopping, live entertainment, amusement rides and a petting zoo. Open on weekends from April - May (Fri.-Sun). Open 7 days a week after end of May through mid-August. Mid-August through October, open weekends (Fri.-Sun.). Operating hours are 9AM to 6PM. Ghost Train Halloween Festival runs Friday and Saturday nights in October and Tweetsie Christmas is on Friday and Saturday evenings from Thanksgiving weekend through December.

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App Ski MTN

Are you dreaming of fun in the snow this winter? Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock delivers with snowy slopes and outdoor ice skating for the holidays! Enjoy a variety of slopes and exciting terrain parks at this family-friendly resort.

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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.

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Town Of Boone

The town of Boone sits in Watauga County atop the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Serving as the county seat and market town, Boone is also home to Appalachian State University. Our town gets its name from the famous pioneer and explorer, Daniel Boone. The Town of Boone was incorporated in 1872 and now has reached a population of 18,280 people. At 3,333 feet above sea level, Boone sits at the highest elevation of any town its size east of the Mississippi!

Summertime in Boone usually consists of temperatures no hotter than 76°F. Noticeably cooler than surrounding lowland areas, Boone may be just the place to escape the heat of a Carolina Summer. Winters in Boone are also colder than most. The regular snowfall provides perfect opportunities for wintry sports! Located off the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone offers a four season playground for families and adventure seekers alike.

Just miles away from Grandfather Mountain, Boone is known as one of the best outdoor adventure destinations in the Southeast. Boone boasts charming local businesses as well as a progressive school system that has been consistently rated for its excellence. The strong sense of community and natural beauty makes Boone stand out as one of the best places to visit and live.

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