- TripBuzz found 59 things to do with kids in or near Banner Elk, North Carolina, including 49 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville and Morganton.
- From Grandfather Trout Farm to Sugar Mountain Resort, the Banner Elk area offers 63 different types of family activities, including: Rafting, Skiing & Snowboarding, Amusement Parks (All Ages) and Arts & Crafts Classes.
- Settled in 1848 by Martin L. Banner, Banner Elk is a small town with a population of under 1,100. Previously inhabited by Cherokee Indians, most likely for hunting and fishing purposes, the town is the home of Lees-McRae College. Banner Elk is located in northwest North Carolina, 118 miles to the north of Charlotte.
Banner Elk has many wonderful areas that are perfect for horseback exploration, and Banner Elk Stables has everything you need to fully enjoy such an experience. All of the Stables' horses are sure-footed, calm and easy to ride. Prior equestrian experience is helpful but not necessary.
Adventure company Edge of the World is located in Banner Elk, North Carolina. The company specializes in chartered whitewater rafting and mountain climbing excursions. Edge of the World accepts clients aged 12 and up.
Experience the wild rapids of Banner Elk, North Carolina with High Mountain Expeditions. No prior rafting experience is required, although seasoned rafters may opt for more difficult journeys. High Mountain Expeditions provides seasoned guides trained in first aid. All rafts and safety gear are provided.
Periwinkle Art School is an art school offering various art classes and private art lessons. Classes are available for both adults and children, with class sizes limited to eight per class. The school also hosts occasional 'art night' events.
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6993 Hickory Nut Gap Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604 MoreLess Info
Nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Holston Presbytery Camp & Retreat Center is a Christian camp that offers a seasonally changing array of camps and programs for youth and for adults.
The Land of Oz Theme Park is a 450-acre Wizard of Oz themed recreational park that features Dorothy's Farm, gazebos, a fountain, a pond, and a waterfall. The park also hosts weddings, reunions, and birthdays.
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11466 Highway 105 S, Banner Elk, NC 28604 MoreLess Info
A nursery and landscaper, Grandfather Mountain Nursery Garden Center has been in business since 1976. The nursery is located in a scenic mountain location, and features a wide variety of plants and flowers.