The Blowing Rock and Boone area of the NC Mountains, also known as the “High Country” is the perfect destination for your spring break getaway, Just a few hours from Charlotte, Asheville and the Triad in North Carolina and the Johnson City area of TN, the High Country offers great family attractions, outdoor adventure and educational travel opportunities for all ages.

Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill is the perfect destination for Spring Break because there are tons of fun things for kids that are ALSO fun for adults! From the mind-bending Natural Gravitational Anomaly to the Hall of Mystery with its cool hand-on science activities, the adventure-filled axe throwing experience at Tomahawk Hill to the bull riding challenge, there is something for everyone. In addition, Mystery Hill offers gem mining, Bubblerama, old timey photos, a glimpse at Appalachian history at the 1903 Doughery House Museum and Historic Farmyard, and the Native American Artifacts Museum. It’s a fun-filled adventure that kids will love and parents will love even more!

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Grandfather Mountain

What’s better than far-reaching views, a mile-high swinging bridge and a natural history museum? Maybe the only thing would be the animal habitats featuring black bears, cougars, bald eagles and otters. Yep, we are talking about Grandfather Mountain, a natural biosphere reserve in Linville, NC, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Also hike the trails, have a picnic or eat at their on-site restaurant.

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Tweetsie Railroad

Opening April 9, 2022, Tweetsie is open just in time for your Spring Break!!! Kids of all ages love the historic steam locomotive train ride, plus the amusement rides that include the carousel, chair lift, ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, planes and helicopters, round up, free fall and more! PLUS! Enjoy live shows, petting zoo, gem mining, souvenir shops and yummy vittles and treats.

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High Gravity Adventures just down the road from Mystery Hill

High Gravity Adventures Zip Lines & Aerial Park

If you love an adventurous Spring Break, let the pro guides at High Gravity take your family on a tour through the treetops. One of their tours starts at a treehouse, travels across multiple zip lines, traverses a sky bridge, zips high over a beautiful valley, and even includes an optional 70 ft simulated free-fall experience! In addition, you can brave the Blue Ridge Course with 75 plus aerial elements, or the Foothills Course for younger kids. Fun for all ages!

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High Gravity Adventures just down the road from Mystery Hill

Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park

The park has five trails-1.6-mile Rocky Branch Trail loop, the 1-mile Middle Earth Trail, nearly 4-mile Boat Rock Loop, the downhill PBJ Trail, Ol’ Hoss-and four separate skills areas. All are quickly gaining converts, and gaining media attention too — Boone and Rocky Knob were named “Ultimate Ride Hotspots” by Velo magazine. The park also includes a playground that’s become an instant favorite with parents and kids. 

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