Go Blue Ridge Card

The Multi-Attraction Pass that allows you to do MORE for less!
One Card, One Low Price – Two weeks to use it!*

The Parkway's best attraction pass!

What is the Go Blue Ridge Card?

It’s a credit card sized card that you carry which includes admission to the Blue Ridge area’s most popular attractions. You do not need to pre-purchase tickets, deal with the hassle of tear-out coupons, or carry cash.

Using a Go Blue Ridge Card is simple and easy.

  • Go to a participating attraction, restaurant, or shop.
  • Present your Go Blue Ridge Card.
  • You are granted general admission at the attraction (no cash changes hands) or get a discount automatically.

Purchase Go Blue Ridge Card

The Go Blue Ridge Card is the only all-inclusive ticket to Blue Ridge’s top attractions

You pay one price for the Go Blue Ridge Card.  Your price is determined by whether you choose 2, 3, or 5 day increments.  The card is activated the first time you use it. Then take up to two weeks to use the days you have purchased.

Present your card for general admission to over 25 Blue Ridge attractions:

  • Great Smokey Mountains
  • High Country
  • Asheville and the Central Mountains

Are you traveling with a group of 20 or more?

We offer special rates for groups of 20 or more. Please contact us for details.

Included Blue Ridge Attractions

Go Blue Ridge Card offers you included general admission to any of the Western North Carolina attractions below.
You can go to as many attractions as you like, once per day on your card.

Asheville and the Central Mountains

Chimney Rock Park Hike around this stunning mountain attraction or take the 26-story elevator to the top.

Smokies

Smoky Mountain Jet Boats Whiz through scenic Lake Fontana on a jet boat or hike and swim in Forney Creek

High Country

The Historic Orchard at Altapass Storytelling Hayride Enjoy storytelling hayrides, traditional mountain music and dancing, nature walks, and more.

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3 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in North Carolina

3 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in North Carolina

Touring with your family or friends through North Carolina is bound to take you through various destinations that are extremely beautiful. Deciding where to stop and what place to visit could be quite confusing when people of different opinions and tastes are traveling together. The state has everything you are looking for, be it museums, theme parks, or other outdoor activities. You name it, and you can find it on the list of best places in North Carolina. The splendor of this city lies in its fine balance between the natural landscapes and medieval architecture. Great skiing opportunities are provided at the High Country Mountains, and the pristine beaches offer the best sunbathing facilities event venue in malaysia. It is the perfect place to visit for your weekend adventure. If you are confused about what places to visit, here is a list of the most popular tourist attractions in North Carolina.

1.      Blue Ridge Parkway

It is known as “America’s favorite drive” since it runs across the 469-mile roadway. The parkway was designed by the architect Stanley Abbott, who had the dream of creating a beautiful surrounding for the road. Incredible views of Blue Ridge Mountain can also be captured while driving, and people come not just on their cars but also on their motorcycles and bicycles to enjoy the day. The numerous pull-offs have hiking trails and picnic areas, offering you a perfect spot to have the snacks you are carrying. Apart from the Blue Ridge Parkway’s natural beauty, the area is home to various museums and other centers. The Museum of North Carolina Minerals and the Folk Art center are the two most popular destinations in the state, and they are a must-visit when you drive across the Parkway.

2.      The Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate

When you are traveling to North Carolina, there is one place you shouldn’t miss at any cost. The Biltmore Estate is one of the most attractive spots in the state, with its 8000-acre compound offering the great backgrounds for some snaps of this memorable trip. It is the largest private home in the country and has 250 rooms filled with artwork and accessories. You must take a trip through the estate’s expansive gardens that have the ornate pools and sculptures. The vast area consists of two gardens: the Rose Garden and the Italian Garden. The former has around 250 varieties of rose plants. One of the country’s first deer parks is situated in North Carolina on the estate grounds. There are multiple dining options you can choose from.

3.      Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

The University of North Carolina is home to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Over seven million guests have visited the planetarium since its opening in 1949. Around 15 shows are held on a rotating schedule. A variety of topics are covered in the Science Center’s permanent exhibits. You can learn more about the history of the planetarium from the records in the center. The celestial details that have been gathered since 1959 are stored here. Another interesting exhibit is the Water in Our World, which is a medium of teaching us about the importance of clean water.

Top 4 Things to Do in Blue Ridge, North Carolina With Kids

Top 4 Things to Do in Blue Ridge, North Carolina With Kids

Western North Carolina has a lot to offer in terms of beauty and joyous experiences, and you are only a flight away from taking a trip through the magnificent landscapes. The sinuous roads and the meadows aren’t as crowded as the other tourist spots. Small towns such as Little Switzerland and Brevard are the parts of this town, all set to provide you with some memorable moments with your family. The Blue Ridge Mountains encompass many natural wonders along the way, and the kids will surely enjoy everything about this trip. Families are bound to have a great time at this destination as they can traverse through the massive lands of tranquillity. Exploring the countryside with your loved ones can include many other interesting activities as well. Here are the top things you can do in Blue Ridge.

Drive Through the Blue Ridge Parkway

1.      Drive Through the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Linn Cove Viaduct is the most attractive spot in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It seems like the whole structure is suspended in the air when you drive through the ridge to Virginia. Hop into your car and take your family across the viaduct to canoe on the Price Lake or stroll through the Julian Price Memorial Park. The best place to take a break is Little Switzerland, where you can also view the Grassy Creek Waterfall Trail. Every trip to North Carolina should end by shopping at Craggy Gardens and watching the sunset over the Black Mountain Range.

2.      Helicopter Tours

Not many people might be fond of flying in the air and looking down at the land and waters beneath them. But if your kids love the experience of being in the heights, a helicopter tour Across the Blue Ridge Mountains will take you and your family for an unforgettable journey. The bird’s eye view of the landmarks and the local attractions will enhance the whole experience. Based on the tour you purchase, the time and duration of the trip will differ. Take your young kids for the seven-minute ride, and get your teens in the sly for the 15 or 30-minute ride.

Get the Gems at Emerald Village

3.      Get the Gems at Emerald Village

Grab some buckets from the store and head to the Emerald Village to pick the gems from the mine. Up to 25 varieties of gems can be found in the mine, and they might include sapphire, garnet, ruby, and amethyst. The Museum of North Carolina Minerals and Discovery Mill building are the two places you must stop at and visit before heading back home.

4.      Asheville Ghost Tour

Who wouldn’t love to be a Ghost Hunter? It only gets better when you have your kids tugging at your clothes in fear. They will love the experience because they get to hunt for ghosts with you and become more fearless over time. You will be taken through the downtown area by the organizers of the Asheville’s Spirits Ghost Tour. The guide will take you down the memory lane to the stories about haunted mansions and other incidents. Everything has been set so brilliantly that you will surely feel like the spirits are walking beside you.

Flowers of North Carolina

It’s time to celebrate the beginning of Spring in North Carolina! I’m sure you’d love to take some pictures of your trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway, complete with flowering blossoms.

Thanks to the Blue Ridge Parkway Association, this handy bloom schedule will let you know what’s flowering and where it’s located along the road. You’ll see everything from Mayapples and Dogwood to Flame Azaleas and White Rhododendrons.

Be sure to keep your eye out for beautiful flora at your favorite attractions as well, like the flower pictured in this post, found at the Biltmore Estate. We’d love to hear which flower you’d like to see during your travels, so let us know in a comment!

Planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway? Read about attractions, tours, discounts, and more with the Go Blue Ridge Card.

A Better Way to See Blue Ridge

Ever since the Go Blue Ridge Card launched last spring, we’ve been working on ways to improve the product, making it even easier and more affordable to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway. We’ve added a couple of new attractions, including French Broad River Rafting with Nantahala Outdoor Center (pictured above) and LaZoom Comedy Tours of Asheville.

But I think the biggest improvement has been letting visitors use their cards on non-consecutive days, making it even more flexible and convenient. Whether you’re purchasing 2, 3, or 5 days, you’ll be able to visit attractions in any combination of days during a two week period.

For instance, if you purchased a 3-day card, you might choose to activate it on a Monday, then pick any days during the next two weeks to use your two remaining days. You could see go to museums on Monday and Tuesday, relax on Wednesday and Thursday, try wildwater rafting on Friday, or any combination you choose. Check out our recommended itineraries for more ideas on getting the most out of your Go Blue Ridge Card.

Planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway? Read about attractions, tours, discounts, and more with the Go Blue Ridge Card.

Go Blue Ridge Card - a Smarter way to explore

our Go Blue Ridge Card is activated the first time you use it. Then take up to two weeks to use the days you have purchased.