ATTRACTIONS NEAR US


Within 30 minutes of 4 Paws Kingdom

LAKE LURE, NC

Hidden away among the towering Blue Ridge peaks is a sparkling jewel--Lake Lure, North Carolina. Take a boat ride, explore the beach or learn about famous scenes from Dirty Dancing that were filmed here.

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

Chimney Rock State Park is a scenic attraction that offers spectacular 75-mile views, numerous hiking trails, a 404-foot waterfall, Nature Center, picnicking and more.

NORTH CAROLINA GOLD TRAIL

Many people don't know that the first gold rush in America happened right here in North Carolina. So did the production of the nation's first $1 gold coin. Learn more as you follow the N.C. Gold Trail.


PARKER-BINNS VINEYARD

Visit our friends at Parker-Binn Vineyard for a truly amazing experience.  Located on 10 beautiful acres, they offer wine tastings, vineyard tours, special events and weddings. The owners are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and dogs are always a welcome guest!


TRYON INTERNATIONAL
EQUESTRIAN CENTER

This is a year round venue located in Mill Spring, NC and is the world’s premiere Equestrian Lifestyle Destination showcasing some of the top riders in the Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Eventing disciplines. They have several restuarants and shops onsite. Best of all it is very pet friendly!


FOOTHILLS EQUESTRIAN
NATURE CENTER

As part of a conservation easement, this nature center offers 384 acres of hardwood forest, meadow, and wetland for hikers, birdwatchers, gardeners, astronomers. They also have an Equestrian Center with stables and a therapeutic riding program for kids and adults called TROT.


Within 60 minutes of 4 Paws Kingdom


BILTMORE HOUSE

Built more than a century ago as a retreat for the Vanderbilt family and friends, Biltmore is
a place to rediscover gracious hospitality and revel in nature’s beauty. Explore the magnificent 250-room château filled with priceless art and antiques. Stroll through century-old gardens, savor award-winning wines, taste culinary creations using estate-raised foods or just enjoy over 8,000 acres of forests, farmlands, and rivers on bikes, horseback, and rafts.


HOME OF CARL SANDBURG

Visit the home of a nationally renowned poet, biographer, lecturer, newspaper columnist, folksinger, author of American fairytales, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, provided broad and enduring 20th century insight into the circumstances, worth and spirit of the American people. 


GEM MOUNTAIN GEMSTONE MINE

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine shares the rich history and tradition of mining in Mitchell County. Visitors can experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a very pleasant and comfortable atmosphere.


ASHEVILLE THEATRE

Since 1946, Asheville's premier theater has offered professional-quality productions. The theatre features comedies, musicals and dramas.

HENDERSONVILLE & FLAT ROCK

Enjoy the hospitality and tranquility of this historic area, traditionally known for its gentle climate, beautiful scenery, a richness in culture & history, ample recreational facilities, and friendly people. The area has been a popular vacation destination for well over a century. 


ASHEVILLE, NC

Get ready to experience a mountain adventure, dance around to some mountain folk music and visit downtown Asheville as it comes alive with evening activities. Take a look inside Biltmore House, watch a skilled artisan creating pottery or take a fall drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.


LINVILLE CAVERNS

Located at the base of Humpback Mountain in the beautiful Linville Valley lies a natural wonder, Linville Caverns. After remaining a mysterious secret for centuries, the caverns have been opened for safe and convenient public touring. These natural limestone caverns feature guided tours showing spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations.


BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

One of the most popular and beautiful drives in America, the Blue Ridge Parkway provides both stunning scenery and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian mountains. The Parkway meanders for 469 miles and connects Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, providing ample opportunities for stops at breathtaking overlooks, trails and natural areas.


FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE

The State Theatre of North Carolina produces top quality entertainment for the entire family. The season runs from May through December annually and includes Broadway musicals, comedies, drama, and theatre for young people.


EMERALD VILLAGE

If you like gem mining...you'll LOVE Emerald Village! The indoor portion of the tour features uses of the minerals & gems found in these mines. A collection of mining lamps, dynamite plungers and other mining memorabilia are on display. The village also features the Mining Museum and offers underground mine tours.


BREVARD MUSIC CENTER

Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, this premier summer music festival and comprehensive music training program has set the highest standards in performance and education for more than six decades. 


Within 90 minutes of 4 Paws Kingdom


WESTERN NC NATURE CENTER

Western North Carolina Nature Center is a living museum exhibiting and interpreting the plant and animal wildlife of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.


CHEROKEE INDIAN RESERVATION

This 56,000 acre reservation is home to over 10,000 members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokees. This is a must see for travelers!

CRADLE OF FORESTRY

The Pisgah District is a mecca for vacationers, naturalists and adventurers, offering a wide range of options for your recreating pleasure. Just to mention a few, there's hiking and back-packing, fishing, biking, horse-back riding, swimming, rock-climbing, car-touring, waterfalls, wildlife, historical areas, and a variety of special programs to choose from, including everything from lectures to guided hikes and square dancing.

PARAMOUNT CAROWINDS

The Carolinas' premier 100-acre water and theme park has more than 50 attractions for all ages including thrilling rides, musical revues and shows, children's area, WaterWorks water park, concerts and special events and a year-round campground.


SLIDING ROCK

A summer tradition for locals it is something not to be missed.  Cool off by taking the plunge down a 60-foot natural water slide!