The Town of Blowing Rock
From the unmatched, far-reaching views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the quaint storybook mountain village, Blowing Rock, North Carolina is truly deserving of the title: "Crown of the Blue Ridge." Here you'll find popular family attractions including Tweetsie Railroad and The Blowing Rock, a plethora of unique downtown shops and outlets, and outdoor adventure ranging from hiking and biking to spelunking and bouldering. It's a venue for adventure, but also a place for ultimate relaxation. Indulge in a spa treatment, sample scrumptious food at our award-winning restaurants, or enjoy the Tanager Outlets nearby.
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.
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.
The NC High Country's 1st Ski Area- since 1962. 10 slopes including 2 Terrain Parks. 2 Quad Chairlifts, 1 Double Chairlift, 1 Conveyor Lift, 1 Handle Pull Lift. Night skiing, outdoor ice skating. Open Friday before Thanksgiving through late March, 7 days a week. Ski & snowboard equipment, apparel, & helmet rentals available. Home of the French Swiss Ski College, the Southeast's largest independent Ski School. Large Bavarian-style base lodge is smoke-free w/ wireless internet, Restaurant, Ski & Gift Shop, Nursery, Lockers, Video Game Room, Meeting Rooms, & 200 foot observation deck. Off season wedding receptions.
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.