Top 5 Activities for the Whole Family
A trip to Boone can be the perfect family getaway. With so much to see and do, both inside and outside, Boone offers plenty of excitement for all ages. Boone has a range of activities, from relaxing in the natural setting to something more thrilling, so the whole family can make long-lasting memories when they visit. Whether you’re here for a day, a weekend or more, make sure you check out these five family-friendly activities in Boone.
- Unearth Precious Gems
Enjoy an activity of yore, and even find some precious stones. Gem mining is a popular activity that kids and adults alike with enjoy. North Carolina is known as the “Gem Capital of North America,” and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the experience when you’re in Boone. Once you’ve searched for your treasure, the gem mine can identify what you’ve find and even make your stone into a piece of custom jewelry. Foggy Mountain Gem Mine is a full-service company that’s been serving Boone locals and visitors since 1989. You’re sure to leave with a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
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- Hike a Scenic Trail
It goes without saying that you’ll be spending some time outside when you visit Boone, no matter what time of year. One of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in Boone’s natural environment is by going on a relaxing, scenic hike. Boone isn’t far from Grandfather Mountain State Park where you’ll find plenty of hiking trails that are easy enough for the whole family. More locally, Boone’s Greenway Trail is an additional way to take in landscape. Offering views of the beautiful wildflowers, mountain streams and more, this paved pathway is a great way to spend some time in the great outdoors with your family.
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- Climb to New Heights
For more fun outdoors, and a whole lot of adventure, go rock climbing. Boone has been called one of the best climbing towns in the country. Rock climbing is a great way to take in sweeping views and enjoy an adrenaline-pumping experience. These climbs can range from safe and easy, to something more daring like bouldering, to accommodate everyone’s skill level. Rock Dimensions Climbing Guides, located in Boone, offers day-long climbing tours on nearby mountains. The company also has an on-site 40-foot climbing wall and ziplines.
- Visit a Local Museum
When you’re ready to get back on the ground, visit a local museum to learn about the Boone area’s rich history. A trip to an area museum is both a fun and educational experience. The Hickory Ridge Living History Museum gives you a glimpse of life in the 1700s. Costumed historical interpreters reenact the customs of the time during the Revolutionary War. Watch their daily routines as they cook, clean and work as Americans did. The museum also has hands-on craft and educational workshops that kids and adults will enjoy.
- See an Entertaining Show
When you visit the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, be sure to purchase a ticket for the nation’s oldest Revolutionary War drama, “Horn in the West.” “Horn in the West” tells the story of Daniel Boone and his adventures through North Carolina’s High Country, along with the role he and other local pioneers played in the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Kings Mountain. This outdoor show is both entertaining and educational, while featuring first-rate performances and dramatic special effects.
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