Banner Elk, North Carolina

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Explore the High Country

Grandfather Mountain

The wonders never cease at Grandfather Mountain, with views that extend forever. As one of North Carolinas premier attractions, it draws thousands of visitors each year to experience the Mile High Swinging Bridge, wildlife exhibits, and acres of hiking trails.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Only a few miles from Eagles Nest, the Blue Ridge Parkway provides families with easy access to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America's most visited National Park. Offering a variety of natural attractions, the Parkway also provides some of the most outstanding views in all of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Banner Elk

Known as the “heart of Avery County” and only five minutes outside of Eagles Nest, Banner Elk offers a richness and diversity of experiences for families to enjoy every season—from activities like dining and shopping to an array of local fairs and music festivals.