We believe wine is an essential part of gracious living, so we invite you to enjoy our tasting room and winery.
Sip wine on our patio and enjoy the vineyard and distant mountain vistas. Displays a unique and comprehensive historical collection of more than United States, military, state and international flags, including all 27 full-size official U. The oldest and leading American Indian arts cooperative in the country.
These arts and crafts grace both the collections of museums and private homes of visitors to Cherokee. Selections include sculpture in both wood and stone, basketry, pottery, weaving, beadwork, traditional toys, weapons and more. Offering family fun with a Christmas theme. In addition to rides, visit Santa and his elves, browse through specialty shops and see craftsmen at work. We will cut and polish your stones, and set them.
On stage for more than 50 years, this drama traces the Cherokee people through the zenith of their power, the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears, and ending in the present day, where the Cherokee people continue to rewrite their place in the world. Legend has it that on moonlit nights you can see the ghost of a heartbroken Indian maiden who jumped off the rock after her young Indian chief had been killed in battle. Displays include North Carolina minerals, dinosaur egg cluster, English minerals, fluorescent minerals, geodes, petrified wood and large logs, plus Cullinan diamond replicas.
Nestled on 10 acres with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stop by and sample our reisling blends, red cabernets and chardonnays, each with a sweeter and a drier version.
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The only public aquarium in western North Carolina, with more than 20 tanks that display sea horses, stingrays, shark pups, lion fish and a touch tank. Interactive programs and displays engage people of all ages who want to learn about and enjoy the ocean. Home of a unique collection of airplanes and memorabilia celebrating the Golden Age of General Aviation. Adjacent to the Hendersonville airport, the museum features award-winning restored and replica antique and vintage airplanes.
The only emerald mine in the United States open to the public for prospecting. The area is host to more than 60 different types of naturally occurring gems and minerals, including emeralds, hiddenite, aquamarines and sapphires. Three-story Victorian mansion houses a museum of antiques and collectibles, local gem and mineral collection, art gallery with changing exhibits, and a toy and doll collection.
Fee for guided tour of museum; other areas are free. A former quarry operation, sheer cliff faces are popular with rock climbers. A paved ADA walking track is outside the quarry area, and 5 miles of trails take hikers along the top of the quarry cliffs and to the mountain peak.
Cars can drive under the waterfall. Glen Falls, at Hwy.
Our modern, 6,squarefoot studio with a combined work area, museum and wildlife art gallery offers the opportunity to view hundreds of unique specimens from around the world. A family-owned winery located in the North Carolina foothills. Come and relax in our restored building and taste the magnificent flavors of our fine wines. The church dates to the early s. Science has shown that music drives the insects from the vines, while legend has it that the grapes absorb the music, which then becomes one with the wine.
Come hear and taste for yourself. Magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from patios overlooking our vineyards. The sunsets last longer so you can savor our award-winning wines that are estate-grown, produced and bottled at the state-of-the-art winery.
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Educational exhibits and programs that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning for children ages 1 to The serpentine Main Street features trees and planter boxes brimming with seasonal flowers. Boasts a wide array of shopping, antique stores, galleries, museums, an aquarium and a variety of restaurants. A managed forest designed to promote better understanding of the value of forests through exhibits, audio stations Talking Trees , signs and ranger-conducted classes.
Picnic areas and hiking trails available. Carl Sandburg — American poet, historian, author and lecturer — spent the final 22 years of his life at his estate, Connemara. The State Theatre of North Carolina provides top-quality entertainment for the entire family. The season includes Broadway musicals, comedies, drama and theatre for young people.
At the visitors observatory, view the highest concrete gravity dam east of the Rocky Mountains. It was constructed during the early s to supply electricity to fuel the war efforts during World War II. Be sure to visit the popular fluorescent room. Come for a day full of fun and excitement for the whole family. Mine in covered flume, rain or shine. Covered flume, all equipment provided. Gemologist on premises. Displays on education, the Civil War, early medicine, textiles and photographs. Reference library for genealogy research. Contains the official registry of all publicly known tartans and is the American extension of the Scottish Tartans Society in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Admission to the water park is included in the admission price of the beach. Our wines are handcrafted in small batches to ensure the highest quality. Our elevation allows for nearly degrees of beautiful mountain views. Current varieties include cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, sangiovese, montepulciano, petit verdot and petit manseng.
Artifactual, photographic and demographic exhibits and displays depicting the history and heritage of Caldwell County. Built in , home of Gen. William Lenoir, Revolutionary War hero. More than pieces of original clothing and furnishings on display. Jefferson State Park Rd. Mount Jefferson rises abruptly to more than 1, feet above the surrounding landscape. On a clear day, you can see for miles from its peak. The forests are a botanical paradise. Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and farmlands surround what is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in North America.
The river itself is tranquil, offering good bass fishing, trout streams, excellent birding and inspiring mountain scenery. Lakeshore Dr. See history come to life as the story unveils John Wesley, his family and the formation of Methodism in the 18th century. Relax under the sun, float on the water, build sand castles with your children, or picnic with friends and family.
Features an outstanding collection of antique cut and engraved glass made in America between and , which is known as the American Brilliant Period. Named for its sheer, white cliffs, this mountain rises more than 2, feet above the Nantahala National Forest. A national recreation trail, making a 2-mile loop, winds to the 4,foot summit.
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Located at the junction of the French Broad River and the Appalachian Trail, which runs right through the middle of the area. This is a way station for hikers and a magnet for people who want to experience the therapeutic value and healing power of the springs. We welcome you to share the sweet, fruity aromas of our grape and berry wines. The vineyards are planted in native red and white muscadine grapes. To suit a variety of palates, we offer both dry and sweet versions of each of our wines.
Enjoy the Old World feel of the winery and its tapestry ceilings with a glass of your favorite wine. Join us for a taste of our wines and discover how we bring our passion for fine wines into the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our wines include chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, rose and blackberry. Tours most days in season. Enjoy apple time talk and a guided tour of the apple house and cooler, then head to our orchard for the Apple Tree Maze featuring trees and a hayride, plus pick apples and pumpkins.
Imagine an exhilarating network of 12 interconnected islands in the sky. Union St. Self-guided walking or driving tour of National Register District.
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Meeting St. Tours are nonscripted and docent-led, giving the visitor a personalized perspective of the hundreds of artifacts on display. Green St. Restored to its appearance. Contains an extensive collection of 19th- and 20th-century railroad memorabilia, including a piece collection of dining car tableware, a brass bell and a headlamp from the age of steam locomotives.
The McDowell House c. The detached kitchen has been reconstructed on its original foundation and there also is a lovely kitchen garden. Ervin, Jr. Browse professional and family memorabilia, original cartoons from the Watergate era, awards and other materials collected during his many years of service. Additional related collections contain books, correspondence, photos and documents.