What to do in Boone, NC

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Grandfather Mountain showing a bridge

Boone Attractions

There's something charming about smaller cities. Whether you're going to Boone for a weekend away or you're planning on staying longer, you'll quickly fall in love with this destination. In fact, with so many wonderful things to do and awesome sights to take in, you mightn't want to go home!

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What to do in Boone

Free Things to Do in Boone

Leave your purse in the hotel. It's possible to have a blast in Boone without spending a penny.

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum - Talk to the friendly staff or curator and discover more about the special collections on exhibit here.

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park - If you want to turn up the dial on fun during your vacation, this is a good place to start.

Appalachian State University - This modern-style local landmark is an unique backdrop for a selfie or two.

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine - Take a stroll around this historic place and uncover a couple of secrets from times past.

The Greenway Trail - Get away from the busy city life and immerse yourself in Mother Nature at this breathtaking landscape.

Howard Knob County Park - Organize a picnic and enjoy a relaxing walk around the trees and shrubs.

Things to Do in Boone with Kids

There are plenty of fun things to do with your kids in and around Boone. Keep everyone happy with our family friendly experiences.


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Frequently asked questions

Are there cheap things to do in Boone?
Have a ball without hurting your budget with a Climbing Tower in Morganton or a New River Tubing Adventure in Boone.
What can you do in Boone for free?
You could put your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these excellent attractions won’t cost you a thing:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Boone Mall
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Lees-McRae College

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