The North Carolina Mountains

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Carolina Mountains - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Black Mountain College

    Educational Institution

    Originally housed in rented quarters at nearby Blue Ridge Assembly, southeast of the town of Black Mountain, Black Mountain College moved across...Read More

  • 2. Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Farm/Ranch

    Connemara Farm is where the famed poet and biographer Carl Sandburg moved with his wife, Lillian, in 1945; he lived there until his death in...Read More

  • 3. Flat Rock Playhouse

    Arts/Performance Venue

    This theater, the official state theater of North Carolina, is known for its high-quality productions, with sophisticated sets and professional...Read More

  • 4. Grandfather Mountain

    Mountain

    Soaring to almost 6,000 feet, Grandfather Mountain is famous for its Mile-High Swinging Bridge, a 228-foot-long footbridge that sways over a...Read More

  • 5. Mt. Mitchell State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This park—established in 1915 as North Carolina's first state park—includes the 6,684-foot Mt. Mitchell, the highest mountain peak east of the...Read More

  • 6. Mt. Pisgah

    Mountain

    The 5,721-foot Mt. Pisgah is one of the most easily recognized peaks around Asheville due to the television tower installed here in the 1950s...Read More

  • 7. Museum of the Cherokee Indian

    Museum/Gallery

    Covering 12,000 years of history, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian is one of the country's best Native American museums. Computer-generated...Read More

  • 8. Nantahala River

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    The most popular river in western North Carolina for rafting and kayaking is the Nantahala, which races through the scenic Nantahala Gorge,...Read More

  • 9. Sliding Rock

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    This natural rock waterslide, fueled by 11,000 gallons of mountain water every minute, deposits you into a clear, cold pool. Wear old jeans...Read More

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