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North Carolina’s Favorite Family Attractions

North Carolina’s Favorite Family Attractions

North Carolina has long been a favoite family destination with historical, natural and amusement attractions from the mountains to the sea. Below are some of the favorite family attractions in the state.Carowinds Fun theme park located on the NC/SC state line in...

Spring Break Mountain Getaway

Spring Break Mountain Getaway

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...

Murder at the Juice Joint

Murder at the Juice Joint

Be a part of the wild era of the Roaring 20's in.... Murder at the Juice Joint Prohibition has just been passed and organized crime is on the rise and The Juice Joint, a swanky speakeasy run by Rosie Marie has been jumping ever since! Rosie wants to celebrate her...

Chill at the Hill

Chill at the Hill

January 26-29, 2023The Frozen Heart Adventure: An Escape Experience This mini-escape room is perfect for couples, groups, & families! Participants will race against the clock to solve a series of puzzles to help Wynter, a loyal subject, save the...

Top Ten Things to Do This Winter in Boone and Blowing Rock, NC

Top Ten Things to Do This Winter in Boone and Blowing Rock, NC

Winter is an exciting time in Boone and Blowing Rock, NC! Whether you love skiing, zip-lining, exploring mysteries, shopping or just taking in the winter views, Boone and Blowing Rock have something for everyone. Skiing, Snowboarding & Ice Skating With three ski...

Ten Historic Attractions in Boone and Blowing Rock Area of NC

Ten Historic Attractions in Boone and Blowing Rock Area of NC

The Boone and Blowing Rock, NC area is rich with historic sites, museums, and experiences that celebrate Native American heritage, pioneer spirit and much more.Native American Artifacts Museum Part of the Appalachian Heritage Museum at Mystery Hill, The Native...

Cool Grandparents Bring their Grandkids to Mystery Hill!

Cool Grandparents Bring their Grandkids to Mystery Hill!

The coolest grandmas and grandpas have discovered that the best place to make memories with their grandkids is Mystery Hill! It's a fun escape for everyone. because of the range of attractions at Mystery Hill that appeal to everyone from tots to teens and adults as...

Early Bird Family Ultimate PLUS Deal

Early Bird Family Ultimate PLUS Deal

About Get a discount for visiting us before 11AM! Tickets never expire and visits can be spread out over multiple days. Guests under 4 years of age are admitted free and are welcome to participate in all activities onsite. The Early Bird Deal includes Ultimate...

5 Fun Kids Activities in Boone & Blowing Rock, NC

5 Fun Kids Activities in Boone & Blowing Rock, NC

Boone and Blowing Rock, NC are great destinations for kids of all ages - from toddlers to teens (and for those entering their second childhood as well). Be sure to add these activities to your list.Mystery Hill From wide-eyed toddlers to hard-to-please teenagers,...

Rainy Day? Come to Mystery Hill and Play!

Rainy Day? Come to Mystery Hill and Play!

Rainy days in Boone and Blowing Rock are no big deal because you can always bring the family to Mystery Hill! Many of our activities including the Natural Gravitational Anomaly, Hall of Mystery, Bubblerama, Professor Finnegan's Old Time Photos, 1903 Dougherty House,...