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Best things to do in Blue Ridge Mountains

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“This elegant mansion in the mountains of Ashville, North Carolina is a delightful experience, with exquisite rooms, gardens and winery. It also has a lovely restaurant and beautiful scenery. ”
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“Dupont offers so much for hiking, mountain biking and amazing waterfalls. Trails vary from easy to hard for your own preference. If you love nature and all that it offers Dupont is a must on your vacation in the mountains.”
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“Great place for a walk and sightseeing. There are also several restaurants and bars around the area.”
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“Thomas Jefferson’s undeniable contributions to America’s founding are in abundance here. Also evident are the honest and striking admissions about slavery as an institution of the era, and the recognition of the enslaved community’s true effort in creating our country.”
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Art Museum
“Nice museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits and restaurant, about 15 minutes drive. Free admission. ”
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National Park
“One of our nations most beautiful parks with spectacular views, hiking trails and water falls ”
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“The U.S. National Whitewater Center is the world's premier outdoor facility featuring whitewater rafting, biking, zip lines, canoeing, kayaking, rappelling, rock climbing, live music, craft brews & more. Check their activity price on its website. ”
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“One of the best in the Valley. Includes a stalactite organ. Also has a maze on site.”
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“Access the parkway from many different entry points. There are hiking trails off the road and many scenic overlooks.”
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“During the day you can enjoy the eateries and at night you can enjoy the uptown night life ”
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National Park
“Love the peacefulness there. Old houses and churches. Walking trails (including Abrams Falls). I have rode a bike through three times and it is amazing! Very peaceful (especially on Wed and Sat early mornings loop is closed to vehicle traffic for bicycles and walking only). Lots of wildlife viewing (late evening /early morning).”
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“Less than 30 minutes to the Zoo! Nationally known for reproductive abilities and saving species!”
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Breakfast Spot
“World's best bacon (seriously you have to try it), amazing breakfast with local ingredients served all day long, coffee or a brunch cocktail while you wait for a table (bloody mary with bacon anyone??), and amazing service. ”
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“You can drive up OR get in some exercise walking up this gorgeous waterfall”
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Outlet Mall
“Located in Sevierville and drive time varies based on traffic. Lots of stores and pretty good pricing usually....”
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Football Stadium
“Home of the Carolina Panthers located in Uptown Charlotte is about 20 min by car or you can take a Lyft/Uber to the nearest light rail station which heads straight into Uptown. ”
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