Boone Things to Do

  • Kids were allowed to play with baby bunnies!
    Kids were allowed to play with baby...
    by Goodfoods1101
  • Some scientific puzzles
    Some scientific puzzles
    by Faiza-Ifrah
  • Toys of the time
    Toys of the time
    by Faiza-Ifrah

Most Recent Things to Do in Boone

  • TimDaoust's Profile Photo

    Howard's Knob

    by TimDaoust Written Jan 6, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is a short drive up the mountain and a great experience as it affords the most commanding view of all of downtown Boone. As you are riding in on either hwy 421 or hwy 321 you will not be able to miss the huge mountain sticking up out of the surrounding landscape. Howard's Knob park is up at the very top and it's easy to get to, you just have to know which road to turn onto off of King St.
    See my pic on the Boone Intro page for a preview of what you'll see up there.

    Howard's Knob in October
    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Grandfather Mountain

    by MandaJ320 Updated May 6, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This mountain has hiking, a swinging bridge, and absolutely breathtaking views. Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blueridge Mountains. On a clear day, they say you can see Charlotte from here, though its hours away!

    Grandfather Mountain
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Blowing Rock

    by MandaJ320 Written May 3, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This Rock has snow that falls upside down! Here is the legend of Blowing Rock:

    "It is said that a Chickasaw chieftan, fearful of a white man’s admiration for his lovely daughter, journeyed far from the plains to bring her to The Blowing Rock and the care of a squaw mother. One day the maiden, daydreaming on the craggy cliff, spied a Cherokee brave wandering in the wilderness far below and playfully shot an arrow in his direction. The flirtation worked because soon he appeared before her wigwam, courted her with songs of his land and they became lovers, wandering the pathless woodlands and along the crystal streams.

    One day a strange reddening of the sky brought the brave and the maiden to The Blowing Rock. To him it was a sign of trouble commanding his return to his tribe in the plains. With the maiden’s entreaties not to leave her, the brave, torn by conflict of duty and heart, leaped from The Rock into the wilderness far below. The grief-stricken maiden prayed daily to the Great Spirit until one evening with a reddening sky, a gust of wind blew her lover back onto The Rock and into her arms. From that day a perpetual wind has blown up onto The Rock from the valley below. For people of other days, at least, this was explanation enough for The Blowing Rock’s mysterious winds causing even the snow to fall upside down."

    (Taken from

    The Blowing Rock

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Boone

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

48 travelers online now


Boone Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Boone things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Boone sightseeing.

View all Boone hotels