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The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Mt. Mitchell State Park

  • 2388 NC Hwy. 128 Map It
  • Geological Site

Updated 09/26/2012

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This park includes the highest mountain peak east of the Rockies, 6,684-foot Mt. Mitchell. The summit was named after Elisha Mitchell, who died from a fall while trying to prove the mountain's true height. At the 1,855-acre park you can climb an observation tower and get food (May-October) at a restaurant claimed to be the highest elevation restaurant in the eastern United States. Keep an eye on the weather here, as high winds and snow can occur at almost any time, occasionally

even in summer. Clouds obscure the views here for at least parts of 8 days out of 10.

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Sight Information

Address:

2388 NC Hwy. 128, Off MM 355 Blue Ridge Pkwy., Burnsville, North Carolina, 28714, United States

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Phone:

828-675–4611

Website: www.ncparks.gov

Sight Details:

  • Free

Updated 09/26/2012

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Sep 9, 2005

MT MITCHELL IS A MUST SEE!!!

This place was soooooo cool!! My borfriend and I went and when you get to the top you see clouds literally going by you. It's a little chilly so bring a little sweater....even in the summer.

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