- Our list of the best things to do in Banner Elk, North Carolina, features the top 70 nearby activities — including 40 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Banner Elk, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 15 things to do within the city of Banner Elk, NC , followed by 55 popular activities in nearby cities, including Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville, Morganton, Damascus, Lenoir and West Jefferson
Zip line purveyor Scream Time Ziplines operates in Boone, North Carolina. This seasonal company operates in spring and summer only. Scream Time Ziplines provides all necessary gear and welcomes guests who have no prior zipline experience.
Rockhounds and jewelry lovers must not miss the opportunity to visit the Foggy Mountain Gem mine. Visitors enjoy mining and tumbling their own stones, learning about local minerals and shopping Foggy Mountain's large inventory of precious stones, jewelry and display samples.
Part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the Moses. H Cone Memorial Park is located in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Named for denim magnate Moses H. Cone, the park's centerpiece is its namesake's sprawling mansion.
A private golf club located in Linville, North Carolina, the Grandfather Golf and Country Club is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Golf Digest listed the course among the 100 Greatest Courses in America for 2013 and 2014.
77% 48 votes
1675 Nc Highway 105 Byp, Boone, NC 28607 MoreLess Info
Family entertainment is the focus of Magic Mountain Mini Golf & Arcade. The attraction offers an adventurous miniature golf course, go karts, a playground for children, bumper boats, laser tag, and an extensive video game arcade.
98% 295 votes
1095 E King Street, Boone, NC 28607 MoreLess Info
Appalachians by Horseback - Private Tours offers patrons a picturesque horseback ride down dirt roads and through the Appalachian mountainside. The tour includes a picnic lunch and a memory card with all your photographs from the ride.
89% 114 votes
Annie Cannon Gardens on Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC MoreLess Info
Relaxing with dripping waterfalls and winding paths, Glen Burney Trail is a popular hiking destination in the Boone area. Along with the foot trail, experienced hikers may choose to hike through the forest providing more of a challenge.