- The list below includes 53 free or cheap things to do in or near Banner Elk, North Carolina, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Rafting, Breweries, Arts & Crafts Classes and Art Gallery.
- From Grandfather Mountain Nursery Garden Center to Edge of the World, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Banner Elk and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville and Morganton.
Head over to Carmike Cinemas to catch the latest feature films. This theater features a BigD auditorium, where movies are shown with bigger screens and bigger sounds. Discounts are available for children, seniors and matinee showings.
Hickory's Carmike 14 is a movie theater multiplex that shows mostly newly released Hollywood films. The theater features stadium seating, 3D for select films, and digital video and sound, and offers discount matinees.
Featuring a 3/8th mile oval track, Kingsport Speedway showcases NASCAR and stock racing during its racing season, which begins in March and ends in September. The speedway has a kid's club where children can experience racing related activities.
Imagine That! Creations showcases the work of artist John Wayne Jackson. Jackson works with found objects, notably leaves, and uses his own proprietary sculpting medium to create what he calls contemporary fossils.
The Sourwood Gallery is a co-op art gallery featuring artwork by several local artists. The gallery showcases various exhibits containing paintings, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, wood turnings, photography, and stained glass.
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Encouraging and fostering a passion for culture and the arts, Black Mountain Center for the Arts offers numerous classes and workshops for students of all ages. Special events such as concerts and other performances are also held at this venue.
Originally opened in 1989, the Swannanoa Valley Museum preserves and displays the history of Buncombe County. Along with the museum building itself, there are several hiking pathways and trails that lead guests to historic sites in the area.
Guests can view a diverse collection of nature themed jewelry, art, wood, glass, and more at the Mountain Nest Gallery. The gallery is within walking distance of a nearby art and history museum and numerous shops and restaurants.