Attractions Near Chimney Rock

The following attractions are conveniently located within an hour's drive of Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park so they're perfect additions to your itinerary.

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Biltmore

Biltmore in Asheville, NC offers America’s largest home, gardens, winery, outdoor activities, and a four- star inn on 8,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Pair a visit to Biltmore with a visit to Chimney Rock for the perfect weekend getaway.

Address:
1 Approach Road
Asheville , NC 28803

Drive Time: 30-60 min.
Phone: (800) 624-1575
E-mail: happenings@biltmore.com
Web: http://www.biltmore.com

Broad River Gems and Mining Co.

Mineral Museum area, Jewelry, gemstones and gifts. Rock, mineral and fossil specimens. Meteorites, mounted insects. On-site mining, and fossil dig.

Address:
218 River Landing
Rutherfordton , NC 28139

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 286-1220
E-mail: earl@broadrivergems.com
Web: http://www.broadrivergems.com

Canopy Ridge Farm

Zip Line Park, Tube & Kayak Center

Step into adventure... soar through the trees, gain a new perspective and have a truly unique, exciting experience in nature. The 40-acre zip line park consists of 6 zip lines that are each designed with exhilarating features, including Zip Zilla which is close to 1000 feet long and engineered for speed. Great fun for all ages!

Address:
7115 Hwy 64/74A
Lake Lure , NC 28746

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-4500
E-mail: info@canopyridgefarm.com
Web: http://www.canopyridgefarm.com

Cedar Creek Stables

Cedar Creek Stables offers trail rides from 1 to 1-1/2 or 2 hrs in length and are safe for all riders ages 6 and up and all riding skill levels from beginner level to expert. All of our rides have creek walks and go through the mountains. We also offer pony rides for children under 6, fishing, picnicking and gem mining.

Address:
542 Cedar Creek Rd.
Lake Lure , NC 28746

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-2811
E-mail: hakbarnman@aol.com
Web: http://www.cedarcreekstables.com/

Flat Rock Playhouse

The State Theatre of North Carolina - the Flat Rock Playhouse is dedicated to producing meticulously crafted and staged professional theatre while teaching drama and the performing arts.

Address:
2661 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock , NC 28731

Drive Time: 30-60 min.
Phone: (828) 693-0731
E-mail: frp@flatrockplayhouse.org
Web: http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

Huck Finn Rafting Adventures

Come experience the power and beauty of the historic French Broad River in Hot Springs, North Carolina. We are a family owned and operated business with over 25 years' experience. Our most important trip is yours.

Address:
P. O. Box 336
Hot Springs , NC 28743

Drive Time: 60-90 min.
Phone: (877) 520-4658
E-mail: hfra2005@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.huckfinnrafting.com

KidSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum

Ignite a spark in a young person’s imagination and you light up their mind!

TOUCH and TINKER your way through all of the fun within the 12 interactive exhibit galleries. KidSenses’ 2 full floors of exhibits include science, art, math, health, and children’s literature and so much more. 

Perfect for families and children ages 0 - 10 years old.

 

Address:
P.O. Box 150
Rutherfordton , NC 28139

Drive Time: 30-60 min.
Phone: (828) 286-2120
E-mail: info@kidsenses.com
Web: http://www.kidsenses.com

Lake Lure Tours

Hidden away among the towering Blue Ridge peaks is a sparkling jewel--Lake Lure, North Carolina. And, it’s waiting for you to discover. See the area from a whole new perspective as you tour the lake on a guided pontoon boat ride.

Address:
2930 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure , NC 28746

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (877) 386-4255
E-mail: skipper@lakelure.com
Web: http://www.lakelure.com/

North Carolina Arboretum

The Arboretum focuses on the education, economic development, research, conservation, and garden demonstration with respect to landscape, architecture, and plant sciences.  

Address:
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville , NC 28806

Drive Time: 30-60 min.
Phone: (828) 665-2492
Web: http://www.ncarboretum.org/

Pack Place

Located in the Heart of Downtown Asheville, this bustling complex includes the Asheville Art Museum, The Colburn Earth Science Museum, The Diana Wortham Theatre, The Health Adventure, and the YMI Cultural Center. Explore Museums and More at Pack Place - the place for everyone!

Address:
2 S. Pack Place
Asheville , NC 28801

Drive Time: 30-60 min.
Phone: (828) 257-4500
E-mail: info@packplace.org
Web: http://www.packplace.org

The Cradle of Forestry

The birth place of forestry in America. Our century of conservation dates back to the building of the Biltmore Estate and the reforestation of abused and farmed over land.

Address:
1001 Pisgah Hwy.
Pisgah Forest , NC 28768

Drive Time: 30-60 min.
Phone: (800) 660-0671
E-mail: cfaia@citcom.net
Web: http://www.cradleofforestry.com/

The Health Adventure

The Health Adventure, founded in 1968, is a health and science museum for children and today’s families, dedicated to improving health awareness, promoting wellness lifestyles, and increasing science literacy through programs and exhibits.

Address:
2 South Pack Square
Asheville , NC 28802

Drive Time: 30-60 min.
Phone: (828) 254-6373
Web: http://www.thehealthadventure.org/

Western NC Nature Center

An indoor/outdoor facility designed to serve the conservation community of western NC.

Address:
75 Gashes Creek Road
Asheville , NC 28805

Drive Time: 30-60 min.
Phone: (828) 298-5600
E-mail: mtrinks@ashevillenc.gov
Web: http://www.wncnaturecenter.org


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