NC Mountains Attractions

Biltmore Estate and Garden

NC Mountains, Garden, History

Biltmore Estate is a large private estate and tourist attraction in Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore House, the main house on the estate, is a Chateauesque-styled mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II.

Catawba Science Center

NC Piedmont, Science

A visit to Catawba Science Center is an excellent opportunity to explore science actively! Opportunities include walking through the exhibits with a scavenger hunt to increase students’...

Henderson County Heritage Museum

NC Mountains, History

On your journey we want you to visit with the people, learn of their contributions, and reflect on milestone events that helped shape their lives and Henderson County, North Carolina.

Carl Sandburg Home

NC Mountains, History

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, located at 1928 Little River Road near Hendersonville in the village of Flat Rock, North Carolina, preserves Connemara Farms, the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer Carl Sandburg.

Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad

NC Mountains, Action and Adventure, Trains and Transportation

Tweetsie Railroad is a family oriented railroad and Wild West theme park located between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Asheville's Fun Depot

Asheville's Fun Depot

NC Mountains, Action and Adventure

BEST FIELD TRIP FOR ALL AGES “Fun, safe, and clean environment, with plenty to keep the kids busy!” School Outings, Church Groups, Birthday Parties and Team Building!

Asheville’s Fun Depot features; Indoor Go-Carts, Outdoor Go-Carts, “X” Rider 4D Simulator, Kids Adventure, Climbing Wall, Mini Bowling, Mini Golf w/Backlight, Laser Frenzy, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Arcade Gallery, Redemption Store, Sports Cafe

Asheville's Adventure Center

Asheville's Adventure Center

NC Mountains, Action and Adventure

Are you looking for adventurous outdoor activities or exciting things to do in downtown Asheville? Well look no further... The Adventure Center of Asheville offers Asheville's Best Adventures, just 5 minutes from downtown. Enjoy expansive views of the Asheville skyline from Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures or hop on one of our top-end mountain bikes and learn the meaning of "flow" on our on-site trail system created and groomed for the KOLO Bike Park. Looking for a unique and exciting challenge? Then head up into the trees at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, an elevated obstacle course with five levels of difficulty.  Bringing the kids?  Check out KidZip, America's first zipline adventure designed for kids under 10.

 

Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill

Action and Adventure

Mystifying students visiting the High Country since the 1948, Mystery Hill features North Carolina’s only known Gravitational Anomaly where objects suspended in midair take more force to move in one direction than the other, along with a fascinating collection of hands-on science activities.

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

History

Centrally located in the town of Boone, North Carolina, Hickory Ridge Living History Museum has demonstrated American colonial history for students, second-grade through college-age, 
since 1980.

Docs Rocks Gem Mine and Appalachian Fossil Museum

Docs Rocks Gem Mine and Appalachian Fossil Museum

NC Mountains, Science

Conveniently located next to Mystery Hill in Blowing Rock, Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine is a western North Carolina based gemstone and mining operation specializing in local gemstones. Doc’s Rocks is also recognized by the State Board of Education as a Premier Geology Education Center which teaches the geology of the Appalachian Mountains.

ACIS Exceptional Educational Journeys

ACIS Exceptional Educational Journeys

Setting off to explore our nation’s historical sites and cultural heritage is the start of a lifetime of discovery. Maximize the impact of your school trip to Washington D.C., New York City, Miami, Boston, Chicago or other domestic destinations by partnering with our travel experts to craft the perfect educational program for your goals and needs. Because a better travel experience today creates more engaged, independent and motivated thinkers tomorrow.

North Carolina Agritourism

North Carolina Agritourism

On the Farm

Teachers! Looking for some place exciting and informative for kids? Check out the NC Agritourism website to find an exciting farm to visit, tour and learn!

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

History

The Hickory Ridge Living History Museum on the grounds of the Horn In the West outdoor drama in Boone gives students a glimpse of everyday life for the settlers in the mountains of North Carolina.

NC Arboretum

NC Arboretum

NC Mountains, Garden

The North Carolina Arboretum is an arboretum and botanical garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, southwest of Asheville, North Carolina near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain

NC Mountains, Action and Adventure

The most awesome classroom nature can provide. Everyone has something to learn on Grandfather Mountain, and there’s no better teacher than the mountain itself.

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