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Kid’s Events and Activities


The High Country is a magical place for kids of all ages!


Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine:

Doc Rocks Gem Mine

Our mission is to teach basic Geology to the general public while supporting the Board of Education in all aspects of the field. Our Focus is the Historical Geological Formation of the Appalachian Mountain Range and the gemstones and minerals that can be found here as a result. We Strive to make Geology Fun and Exciting!


Mystery Hill:


Mystery Hill has been amazing visitors since 1948 with a fun and educational tour that explores the natural gravitational anomaly where objects held in midair take more force to move in one direction than they do the other along with an amazing collection of optical illusions that make you question the phrase “Seeing is Believing”! Entertaining for all ages – Plan your visit today and prepare to be amazed.


Sunrise Mountain Mini Golf:

mini golf

Hillside miniature-golf course featuring 18 holes with unique challenges & undulating layouts.


Tweetsie Railroad:

fall train

Plan your family friendly Wild West Adventure today. Blue Ridge Mountains. Live Entertainment. Historic Steam Engines. NC First Theme Park. Deer Park Zoo. Gold Panning. Amusement Rides.


The Blowing Rock:

the blowing rock

You might have visited without even truly knowing the mystical history behind the place Ripley’s Believe It Or Not deemed “The only place in the world where snow falls upside down.”


Valle Crucis Park:

valle crucis

Valle Crucis Community Park is a 28-acre recreation destination for High Country residents as well as visitors to the area.


Apple Hill Farm:

apple farm

Meet our animals by joining us for one of our public tours or by booking a private tour. Our tours are guided walking tours of our working alpaca farm. Get up close and personal with the alpacas, llamas, angora goats, guardian donkeys, dogs, and all the other animals that call Apple Hill Farm home.


Linville Caverns:

linville caverns

Courteous and experienced guides take you into the subterranean world, giving you the history of the caverns and allowing you to view the grand work of nature.  We invite you to visit often and experience the beauty of these age-old mountains from the inside!

Virginia Creeper Trail:

creeper trail

The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail is a 34.3-mile rail-to-recreation trail, traversing through two counties from Abingdon, Virginia, through Damascus, and ending just past Whitetop Station in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, at the Virginia-North Carolina border.


High Gravity Adventures:

high gravity

Explore our Blue Ridge Course with 75+ aerial elements, differing in difficulty by level.  Push yourself to your own limit!


Mysterium Escape Room:

Solve, Discover, ESCAPE Mysterum! Visit Now
Solve, Discover, ESCAPE Mysterum!


Appalachia Cookie Company:

App Cookie Co

Fresh cookies made to order! Pick up or Delivery!