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- Take an 8-mile driving trip near Boone, NC, and see the Blowing Rock, situated near the town with the same name, considered to be one of the most original tourist attractions in North Carolina, offering spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as beautiful surroundings which include towers, monuments and an observation deck.


- Visit the Hickory Ridge Homestead Museum, in Boone, NC, and get a taste of the people's lifestyle from the 1800's. A gift shop is available at the museum from where you can purchase interesting and original items.


- Explore the nearby Boone Whitewater Falls Scenic Area, home of the highest falls in the Eastern United States, also including hiking trails, picnic areas and public facilities.



Sports & outdoor events


Amongst the most popular annual sporting events which happen in Boone, NC is considered to be the Annual Dan'l Boone Rally, kept in August, the Relay For Life Walk, which happens in April, featuring a 5k run/walk race organized for benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the Delta Zeta's Turtle Trot 5K Walk/Run, taking place in March, which is a 5 k race that benefits the Appalachian Communication Disorders Clinic, and the Blue Ridge Relay, kept in September, which represents the premier team running event in the Southeast, including a 208-mile team running relay through the beautiful mountain roads of North Carolina and Virginia.





The list of popular festivals and fairs which are celebrated every year in Boone, NC includes the annual summer arts celebration, called `An Appalachian Summer Festival`, which over the past decades has grown into the premier multidisciplinary arts festival in North Carolina, featuring visual art performances, dance, music and theatre plays, transforming from a popular regional and local event into a real tourist attraction for visitors from all over USA, who are attracted by the quality of its artistic and entertaining programming.


The Southeast Tourism Society has ranked the festival as one of the `top twenty events in the Southeast`, due to the fact that presents the finest cultural traditions of the Appalachian region.





The nightlife scene of Boone, NC spins around music, attracting some of the most skilled performers in the world. The atmosphere is different here, at night, from the other communities in the region, and quality music is well valued by the locals. The Boone Saloon is very much appreciated for its aggressive live music schedule, being one of the favourite meeting spots for college students, along with Klondike Cafe, which serves good beer and good food, also offering quality music, and being often crowded on Thursday nights. Amongst the most popular restaurants in Boone City there is the Boone Take-Out Express, Los Arcoiris, described by previous customers as a great Mexican restaurant, serving delicious traditional Mexican dishes, Dan'l Boone Inn, which has been serving customers for over 40 years, and Pepper's Restaurant, which attracts customers with their tasty deli-style sandwiches.


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