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THINGS TO DO NEAR

HENDERSONVILLE, NC

Echo Mountain Inn is just 3 miles from historic Hendersonville Main Street where you'll find great food to suit any palette as well as shopping and places of interest for the young, old and in between. Then, no matter which direction you head, you will find all kinds of activities and events, historic landmarks, and outstanding art, music and festivals to enjoy. Plus, the beauty of the mountains, waterfalls and national forests are sure to capture your heart. Below are links to some of these treasures.

popular local attractions

Biltmore

Discover carefully curated experiences that invite you to spend a day or two exploring the estate's history, architecture, gardens and grounds, food, wine, and more
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Carl Sandburg Home

Carl Sandburg provided a popular voice for the American people of the twentieth century and still speaks to us through his words, activism, music and the beauty and serenity of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.
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CHIMNEY ROCK

Chimney Rock state park, 20 miles away, is a great way to spend the day in the North Carolina Nature. Hiking activities to Chimney Rock, and visiting more attractions in the village are the perfect activity for those visiting young and old.
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Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, enriches lives through the art of theatre by sustaining production excellence, nurturing talent, and inspiring creativity in a safe haven for artistic vision, life-long learning and creative risk.
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outdoor activities

DUPONT FALLS

DuPont Forest, 16 miles away, is home to some of North Carolina's most gorgeous waterfalls. Visit the forest and plan for plenty of hikes. Dupont Falls is a popular attraction for visitors because of it's series of billowing white falls across the rugged landscape.
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Gorge Zip Line

Billed as the steepest, fastest zip line canopy tour in the US, The Gorge launches visitors on a heart-racing descent into the gorge of the world famous Green River. The 11 sections culminate in a section co-owner Tim Bell calls "The Star Wars Zip," due to its similarity to the scene of racing through giant trees featured in The Return of the Jedi.
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JUMP OFF ROCK

Jump off Rock, only 2.5 miles away, is a national park with scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Park visitors enjoy a range of hikes and quiet sitting areas to enjoy picnics and scenic views from up high. This is a must stop recommendation for all our guests.
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Lake Lure

23.5 miles from the Inn, Lake Lure is the Crown Jewell of North Carolina. Lake Lure's pristine forrested landscape and clear waters makes a great place for fishing, swimming, or enjoying the colorfull Fall leaves reflecting from the shore. Visit downtown Lure for shopping and dining.
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HISTORIC HENDERSONVILLE MAIN STREET

DOWNTOWN HENDERSONVILLE

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Henderson County Heritage Museum

We would like for you to view “evidences of yesterday” that will remind you of the heritage that has been the legacy of this county’s pioneers. Colorful exhibits, diorama, educational programs, research, and collections reflect how the people of this county responded to their cultural, educational, political, and natural environments.
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Historic Hendersonville Train Depot

The Apple Valley Model Railroad Club is one of the Top Tourist destinations in Western North Carolina. Our HO layout is located inside the Historic 1902 Hendersonville, N.C. Railroad Depot.
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MINERAL & LAPIDARY MUSEUM

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KID FRIENDLY activities 

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

At Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, You become a prospector from the 1800's and mine for real gem stones and gold that you can keep!
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Hands On! Children's Museum

Hands On! Children's Museum provides children and their families with interactive exhibits and STEM learning experiences that captivate the imagination and ignite wonder in a fun and safe environment.
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Pinball Museum

The Appalachian Pinball Museum has a collection of both vintage & contemporary pinball machines as well as video games. Play all you like for only $12.
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Pisgah Forest Gem Mine

Are you interested in trying your hand at gold panning here in the mountains?
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Many more local attractions


Moonshine Mountain (4.6 miles from the Inn)

The Western NC Air Museum (5.1 miles from the Inn)

The Historic Johnson Farm (6.0 miles from the Inn)

Folk Art Center (32.5 miles from the Inn)

Pisgah National Forest (17.8 miles from the Inn)

The North Carolina Arboretum (19.2 miles from the Inn)

Cradle of Forestry (28.6 miles from the Inn)

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial (29.0 miles from the Inn)

The Blue Ridge Parkway (29.1 miles from the Inn)

Golf

Horseback Riding
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