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Visitor Centers

Looking for a great place to start your adventure? A good beginning is guaranteed at the many visitor centers in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether youre sightseeing on the Parkway or moseying down Main Street, come in for some mountain hospitality from friendly staff. Find loads of information for your visit, learn about “what’s on” in the region right now, and glean valuable tips for exploring off the beaten path.

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<a href="http://www.rutherfordtourism.com" target="_blank">Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority</a><a href="http://www.rutherfordtourism.com" target="_blank">Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority</a>

Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority

From majestic peaks rising above Hickory Nut Gorge to the history and charm of Rutherfordton, Forest City and Spindale, each winding road invites you to slow  down, take a breath and enjoy your relaxing getaway to Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills.  With mountain cabins and lakeside cottage, historic B&B’s and luxury resorts, you’ll find the perfect accommodations in the perfect setting.

2932 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746
Phone: 828-287-6113|Fax: 828-287-6122
Visit the website:
www.rutherfordtourism.com
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<a href="http://www.exploreasheville.com" target="_blank">Asheville CVB & Asheville Visitor Center</a>

Asheville CVB & Asheville Visitor Center

Make the Asheville Visitor Center/Asheville Chamber of Commerce, your first stop for information about the Asheville area. Talk to knowledgeable volunteers who can help customize your Asheville vacation experience. Need a room? Let the on-site concierge find the perfect accommodation for you. You can even purchase attraction and tour tickets or pick up souvenirs at The Asheville Shop.

36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-258-6129|Toll Free: 800-257-1300
Visit the website:
www.exploreasheville.com
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<a href="http://www.exploreblackmountain.com" target="_blank">Black Mountain/Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce</a>

Black Mountain/Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce

Make Black Mountain your vacation headquarters. Stay at a historic B&B or quaint cottage while visiting some of the region’s greatest attractions that are within a short drive: the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock State Park. Sit and rock on our "Front Porch". Stroll around Lake Tomahawk. Drink in the ever-changing mountain views. Luxuriate in the peace and fresh air. Visit Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley to discover the best that Western North Carolina has to offer.

201 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: 828-669-2300|Fax: 828-669-1407|Toll Free: 800-669-2301
Visit the website:
www.exploreblackmountain.com
Send an email: info@blackmountain.org
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<a href="http://www.blueridgeheritage.com" target="_blank">Blue Ridge National Heritage Area</a>

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville features an award-winning film and exhibits which highlight the natural and cultural heritage, economic traditions, and recreational opportunities found in Western North Carolina and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The visitor center houses a 70-seat theater, information and orientation services, and a retail shop offering books, apparel, CDs, DVDs, collectibles, souvenirs, and children's items. Experience the "I-Wall," a 22-foot interactive map of the entire Blue Ridge Parkway.

195 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-298-5330|Fax: 828-298-9507
<a href="http://www.discoverburkecounty.com" target="_blank">Burke County Travel & Tourism</a><a href="http://www.discoverburkecounty.com" target="_blank">Burke County Travel & Tourism</a>

Burke County Travel & Tourism

Come see the fiven wineries  on the Catawba Valley Wine Trail. the Waldensian Heritage Winery and Lake James Cellars. Explore two of the largest state parks in North Carolina! Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking, fishing and boating. Stop and see all of Burke County's museums, and come join us for all our summer and fall festivals. Burke County includes Glen Alpine, Morganton, and Valdese.

Click here to view a news story on the legendary Brown Mountain Lights.

110 Meeting St., Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-433-6793|Fax: 828-433-6715|Toll Free: 888-462-2921
Visit the website:
www.discoverburkecounty.com
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<a href="http://www.carolinafoothillschamber.com/" target="_blank">Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center</a><a href="http://www.carolinafoothillschamber.com/" target="_blank">Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center</a>

Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

Four quaint towns are the center of life in the Carolina Foothills. Tryon, Columbus and Saluda, NC and Landrum, SC. Together, they comprise the First Peak of the Blue Ridge, with great shopping, dining and just-browsing-around options a-plenty. But each town has its unique appeal, its special personality that differs it from its nearby brethren. Spend a day, or a lifetime, in any of the four, and you’ll soon be swept away by its small-town charms, its quality of life, its magical ability to take hold of you and never let go.

With waterfalls, mountains and rolling hills, recreation is almost unlimited in the Carolina Foothills. The area boasts luxurious golf courses, horse farms, fishing, boating and mountain biking to name just a few outdoor activities. From historic venues to wineries to an always-busy equestrian community, the Carolina Foothills offers plenty of fun things to do and see.

2753 Lynn Rd. Suite A , Tryon, NC 28782
Phone: 828.859.6236|Toll Free: 888.296.0711
Visit the website:
www.carolinafoothillschamber.com/
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<a href="http://www.historichendersonville.org" target="_blank">Henderson County Travel & Tourism</a>

Henderson County Travel & Tourism

The Historic Hendersonville & Flat Rock area is ideally located for exploring town and surrounding country with varied attractions, events, cultural & recreational activities, historical sites, golf courses, family activities, a historic downtown & districts, restaurants, and a variety of accommodations. Discover the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, the Flat Rock Playhouse – State Theatre of NC, and the waterfalls in DuPont State Forest. The Visitors Center invites you to experience our charming and historic mountain city. Henderson County includes Flat Rock, Hendersonville, and Mills River.
201 S. Main St., Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: 828-693-9708|Fax: 828-697-4996|Toll Free: 800-828-4244
<a href="http://www.visitmadisoncounty.com" target="_blank">Madison County Visitor Center</a><a href="http://www.visitmadisoncounty.com" target="_blank">Madison County Visitor Center</a>

Madison County Visitor Center

Recreation, culture and history abound just north of Asheville in this Blue Ridge gem. Visit Hot Springs, an outdoor paradise where the Appalachian Trail meets the French Broad River, and you will find North Carolina's only hot mineral baths. In Mars Hill, take in a play at the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in the summer and ski or snowboard at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort in the winter. Historic downtown Marshall's Main Street, lined with original buildings including our century-old courthouse, is home to artists' studios, galleries, music and dance venues, and eclectic shops.

56 S Main St , Mars Hill, NC 28754
Phone: 828-680-9031|Fax: 877-262-3476
Visit the website:
www.visitmadisoncounty.com
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<a href="http://www.mcdowellchamber.com" target="_blank">McDowell Chamber Visitor's Center</a><a href="http://www.mcdowellchamber.com" target="_blank">McDowell Chamber Visitor's Center</a>

McDowell Chamber Visitor's Center

The McDowell County Chamber of Commerce is proud to operate the McDowell County Visitor's Center. Nestled off US 221 in Marion, and with a spectacular overlook back to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the scenery is well worth a visit on its own, but the treasures you will find inside will amaze! We are rightly proud of our community's tradition of producing high quality arts and crafts in all media, and the visitor's center is proud to be a showcase for them, offering you a chance to own a piece of something unique to remind you of your visit. And of course this is the place to find out information about McDowell County, with brochures and information freely available - find whatever you need at the McDowell County Visitors Center!
 
Browse our McDowell County Visitor's Guide and plan a visit with us soon!
1170 Tate St., Marion , NC 28752
Phone: 828-652-4240|Fax: 828-659-9620
Visit the website:
www.mcdowellchamber.com
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<a href="http://www.visitmcdowell.com" target="_blank">McDowell County Tourism Development Authority</a>

McDowell County Tourism Development Authority

Singing rails and whistle stops are frequent sites and sounds in picturesque Marion, Old Fort, Little Switzerland, Linville Falls and Lake James.  Follow the tracks to Old Fort's Depot and Railroad Museum or discover the Clinchfield Loops below the Orchard At Altapass on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Underground, enjoy Linville Caverns and our gold and gem mines.  Discover pristine hiking and waterfalls trails, an award winning vineyard, local artisans and weekly bluegrass performances.
 

25 West Main Street, Old Fort, NC 28752
Phone: 828-668-4282|Toll Free: 888-233-6111
Visit the website:
www.visitmcdowell.com
Send an email: info@mcdowellnc.org
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