Attractions & Destinations
For visitors in search of authentic heritage experiences and adventure, North Carolina's Blue Ridge mountains and foothills provide an unparalleled diversity of opportunities. No two visits are ever the same.
The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC remains America's largest privately owned home and one of the state's most enduring attractions.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is America's most visited National Park unit and is known as "America's favorite drive."
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, preserves the historic Flat Top Manor, home of the Parkway Craft Center.
A perfect place to begin exploration of Cherokee heritage and traditions is the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, NC.
Visitors to Cherokee, NC will find top-quality, handmade Cherokee work at the Qualla Arts and Crafts gallery.
The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center offers a variety of programs that preserve and promote Southern Appalachian culture.
- Laura BoosingerOldtime and mountain swing musician, Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
- When she was eighteen years old, Laura Boosinger moved to Swannanoa to attend Warren Wilson College, and she soon enrolled in a banjo class. That class proved to be the beginning of an acclaimed career as a traditional musician.
- Visit the Traditional Artist Directory