Area Attractions

Natural Features

Appalachian Trail: Hiking
Blue Ridge Parkway: Mountain Views
Grandfather Mountain: Zoo; Exhibits; Hiking Trails
Linville Falls
Mount Jefferson: Park at Summit
Viaduct Visitors Center: Extraordinary Feat of Engineering to save the Mountain and its Flora and Fauna

Local Gem Excursions

Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine:
129 Mystery Hill Lane; Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Gem Valley:
2489 Little Peak Creek Road; Jefferson, NC 28640

NC Mining Museum at Spruce Pine


Mountain Farm Life Museum:
527 Ashe Park Road; Jefferson, NC 28640

Museum of Ashe County History:
301 E. Main Street; Jefferson, NC 28640

Art: Famous Original Frescoes

St. Mary’s Church: West Jefferson
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church: Glendale Springs
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wilkesboro

Arts & Crafts

Ashe County Art Center: Local Arts and Crafts

Moses Cone Manor: Craft Shop; Park Activities


Ashe County Civic Center: Live Performances

Blue Ridge Dinner Theater: Live Performances

Parkway Theater: Recent Films

Blue Ridge Movie Lounge: Recent Films.


Antiques in West Jefferson: Most are on Jefferson Avenue

Ashe County Cheese:
106 E. Main Street; West Jefferson, NC 28694

Galleries in West Jefferson: Most are on Jefferson Avenue

Quiet Country Amish Furniture:
109 E. Main Street; West Jefferson, NC 28694

Shiloh General Store in Amish Settlement: Specialty Groceries and Cafe
5520 St. Paul Church Road; Hamptonville, NC 27020