High Country Attractions

Visiting Cheap Joe's Art Stuff in beautiful Boone, NC? Here's a list of regional attractions and things to do while visiting the High Country regions of North Carolina.


  1. Appalachian Summer Festival

    Appalachian Summer Festival

    The festival features the finest in music, dance, theatre and visual arts, and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society for many years. Past season highlights include Ricky Skaggs,The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Patagonia FIlm Series, Count basie Orchestra, and the The Charlie Daniels Band. Dates runs June - July every summer. For details, call 1-800-841-ARTS (2787), or visit the Appalachian Summer Website.

  2. Blue Ridge Parkway

    Blue Ridge Parkway

    Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System .“America’s Favorite Drive” winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas.

  3. Virtual Blue Ridge

    Virtual Blue Ridge

    Before your parkway trip, a visit to this online resource might be helpful. Virtual Blue Ridge is the premiere online resource designed to aid you in preparing for your vacation to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Web site features include an up-to-date photo journal, travel & accommodations directory, calendar of events, complete virtual tour, news service and much more.

  4. Boone Golf Club

    Boone Golf Club

    One of the High Country’s favorite public golf courses is the 18 hole Boone Golf Club. Open from April-first snow. For tee times and additional information, please call toll free at 866-532- 653.

  5. Daniel Boone Inn

    Daniel Boone Inn

    If “Family Style” county cookin’ is your style then join the crowd. Just 2 miles down the road from Cheap Joe’s. 828-264-8657

  6. Watauga County Farmers Market

    Watauga County Farmer's Market

    A Saturday morning highlight for the locals and visitors is the Watauga County Farmer’s Market. Lots of fresh baked goods, jams/jellies, farm veggies, plants and crafts to fill your longing for something special Market is open from May through October.

  7. High Country Host

    High Country Host

    After visting Cheap Joe’s, stop by the High Country Host. They have info and brochures on just about everything you would want to do while in the area.Other than painting, one of Joe’s favorite pastimes is fly fishing. The North Carolina high country offers some of the best trout fishing on the east coast. For more information on guide services contact High Country Host at 800-438-7500.

  8. Grandfather Mountain

    Grandfather Mountain

    No trip to the High Country would be complete without a trek up the 5,964 tall Grandfather Mountain . It features a wildlife habitat and “Mile High Swinging Bridge” Open Daily except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day, weather permitting in winter. Weekdays, 9-5 ~ 800-468-7325.

  9. Horn In The West

    Horn In The West

    Located right next door to the Farmer’s Market, this High Country institution is one of the nation’s only outdoor theatres. Come and enjoy the compelling story of American hero Daniel Boone and the int repid settlers of America in their journey westward. Shows nightly from Mid - June through Mid - August (closed Mondays). More info call. 828-264-2120

  10. Mast General Store

    Mast General Store

    Another of Cheap Joe’s favorite things to do is to browse the shelves of the area's oldest store. Kind of a cross between LL Bean and the “Country Store”of old, it’s a trip worth taking.

  11. Mystery Hill

    Mystery Hill

    Mystery Hill is a family oriented "edutainment" center that offers fun for children ages 2 to 102. Open all year, it's the place where you can see a ball roll uphill, and where folks are pulled from an upright position to an uncanny standing angle of nearly 45°.

  12. “The

    The Blowing Rock

    Since 1933, North Carolina’s oldest travel attraction. The Blowing Rock Attraction is an immense cliff 4000 feet above sea level overhanging Johns River Gorge 3000 feet below. Open all year weather permitting.

  13. “Blowing

    Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

    The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) is nestled on the south end of Main Street in charming Blowing Rock, NC. The state-of-the-art, LEED-certified building houses exhibits that range from works from the permanent collection to exhibitions on loan with a focus on American artists and the history of the mountain region.

  14. “Turchin

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts fulfills Appalachian State University's long-held mission of providing a home for world-class visual arts programming. The center is the largest facility of its kind in western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia, and is named for university benefactors Robert and Lillian Turchin. Featuring two wings of exhibition and support space and the Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, the center is located on King Street in the heart of downtown Boone, North Carolina.

  15. Tweetsie Railroad

    Tweetsie Railroad

    Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more. Be a cowboy, Indian or an engineer. And of course, every guest will want to take a ride on thier historic steam locomotive, Number 12, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  16. Rocky Knob Park

    Rocky Knob Park

    Rocky Knob Park hosts 8 miles of mountain bike trails for all skill levels, three shelters, an adventure playground and picnic areas. Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park is located just east of the city limit on US 421.

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