The kids are home for a week and you need something fun to keep them occupied, make great memories and give them great stories to tell their friends when they get back to school! The NC High Country in the Boone and Blowing Rock area is an excellent destination for Spring Break and whether you come here to stay the whole week or just make a day trip, there is something cool for kids of all ages.

Gem Mining at Prospector Hill

Mystery Hill’s Prospector Hill Gem Mining is super fun for everyone! Each family enjoys a private flume with a choice of packages. Sift through the rocks to find treasure and learn about those gems from our knowledgeable staff. Prospector Hill is included in your admission to Mystery Hill and is a great place for birthday parties as well!

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Grandfather Mountain

Kids and adults alike love discovering the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. From beautiful views, a mile-high swinging bridge and animal habitats featuring black bears, cougars, bald eagles and otters, this natural biosphere reserve is located 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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High Gravity Adventures just down the road from Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill

Where else can you encase your brother in a giant bubble at Bubblerama, trick your sister into thinking there are two of you in the Hall of Mystery, defy gravity at the Natural Anomaly, stay on a bucking bull for 8 seconds and best your dad at a game of tomahawk throwing at Tomahawk Hill? Why only at Mystery Hill! Our park is fun for all ages, including adults! It’s a super fun, educational, Instagrammable, fun-filled trip you will always remember!

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Tweetsie Railroad

Opening April 8, 2023, Tweetsie is a great place to entertain kids of all ages. Enjoy 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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