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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Boone is in Watauga County, in the North Carolina Mountains. It is the home of Appalachian State University. [1].

Get in

Access is primarily by private vehicle. Fly to Charlotte (CLT), Raleigh (RDU), Asheville (AVL), or Greensboro (GSO). From Charlotte, take I-77 north to US-421 and go west or I-85 South to US-321 North. From Raleigh, take I-40 west to Greensboro, then US-421 west to Boone. From Asheville...?

Twice-daily, the Mountaineer Express ([PART bus #421]) makes connections between Boone, Winston-Salem, and the Amtrak/Greyhound station in downtown Greensboro.

Seven times a day, the Hickory Hop shuttle goes from Charlotte to Hickory (1 hour from Boone). Continuing taxi service is available, and shuttle service is planned.

See also Craigslist Ridesharing Board

Get around

AppalCART [2] currently has eight bus routes running in Boone. The buses are free to use within city limits.

The downtown area is very compact and easily walkable. The remainder of town is well provided with sidewalks and some bike lanes, making non-automotive transportation a reasonable idea.

  • Blue Ridge Parkway. The parkway crosses hwy 421 east of Boone and hwy 321 to the south of Boone. If you head south on 321toward Blowing Rock you'll soon come upon it.  edit
  • Howard's Knob. This is a short drive up the mountain and a great experience as it affords the most commanding view of all of downtown Boone. As you are riding in on either hwy 421 or hwy 321 you will not be able to miss the huge mountain sticking up out of the surrounding landscape. Howard's Knob park is up at the very top and it's easy to get to, you just have to know which road to turn onto off of King St. Heading west on 421, you will turn right onto Cherry St. Keep heading uphill and when you come to an intersection go in the direction that looks like it's leading uphill and before you know it you will come upon the park.  edit
  • Appalachian State Football, Kidd Brewer Stadium. One of the winningest programs in college football. 2005, 2006, 2007 NCAA Division I (FCS) National Champions  edit



In skiing season, there are several nearby mountains that offer skiing.

  • Ski Beech, 3363 Beech Mtn Pkwy, Beech Mountain, NC, 1-800-438-2093, [3]. 10AM-10PM, seasonal. $50-$150.  edit
  • Appalachian Ski Mountain, (Between Boone and Blowing Rock), 1-800-322-2373.  edit
  • Ski Sugar, (Sugar Mountain, near Banner Elk), 800-784-2768, [4]. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, seasonal. $50-$150 per day.  edit
  • Hawksnest, 1778 Skyland Dr, Seven Devils, NC, +1 828-963-6561 (fax: +1 828-963-6564), [5].  edit
  • Boone Drug, 617 West King St., 828-264-3766, [6]. Monday-Thursday 8AM-3:00PM. Boone Drug Downtown offers many of the same services, products and treats as it has since it first opened in 1919. A High Country gem with lots of old-time atmosphere, the original Boone Drug boasts a full-retail pharmacy with compounding capabilities, a nurse, personal care supplies, unique and rustic gift items, and a soda fountain and grill menu that reflects the tastes and traditions of the area.  edit
  • Footsloggers, 139 South Depot Street (At the corner of Depot Street and Howard Street), (828)-262-5111, [7]. For all kinds of weather and through every season, Footsloggers offers the finest in apparel, equipment and footwear for every outdoor setting; be it backpacking, camping, climbing, water sports or winter activities. From natural fiber and organic cotton to the latest in technical fabrics, Footsloggers can help you travel and arrive in comfort and style….whatever or wherever your destination.  edit
  • Mast General Store, 630 W King St., +1 828-262-0000, [8]. M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Mercantile goods, groceries, candy, and outfitters with atmosphere.  edit
  • Our Daily Bread Deli and Cafe (ODB), 627 West King St., (828) 264-0173. A downtown Boone institution with outstanding deli fare and excellent cafe food.  edit
  • Los Arcoiris, 168 Boone Heights Drive, (828) 264-7770, [9]. Collectively owned mostly authentic Mexican food in the mountains of NC - you've got to love this place, and you've got to try the Chile Verde!  edit
  • Cha Da Thai, 193 Howard St. (in the Wilcox Emporium), (828) 264-0434, [10]. Excellent Thai food in a nice atmosphere.  edit
  • Black Cat Burrito, 127 S Depot St (Downtown). Since the year 2000, Black Cat has been serving some of North Carolina’s finest food: Legendary burritos the size of a football, or an abnormally small child. For the majority of those eight years, Black Cat has also been home to some of Boone, North Carolina’s finest live music, drawing both from the fantastic local music scene as well as artists from around the country and around the world.  edit
  • Tupelo's World Cafe, 510 W. King St, 828-262-5000, [11]. Are you a vegetarian and in the High Country? Then this is the place for you, serving for all types of vegetarians, some of the most gourmet food in Boone.  edit
  • Boone Bagelry, 516 W. King St, (828) 262-5585. Up early and need a tasty and bagel-filled breakfast? On King Street and need a quick lunch? Boone Bagelry serves the best of both! (36° 13.079',81° 40.921') edit
  • Macado's, 539 W King St, (828) 264-1375, [12]. Known for sandwiches.  edit
  • Mellow Mushroom, 957 Rivers St, +1 828-262-9801, [13]. College town pizza restaurant  edit
  • Mountain Bagels, 211 Boone Heights Dr., (828) 268-2362, [14].  edit
  • Bare Essentials Natural Market, 273 Boone Heights Dr, +1 828 262-5592. M-Sa 9AM-7PM, Su 12PM-6PM.  edit
  • Murphy's Restaurant & Pub, 747 W King St, +1 828-264-5117 (), [15]. Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week. $10-$15.  edit
  • Espresso News, Howard St.. Great coffee shop with a large variety of books upstairs.  edit
  • Bald Guy Brew, 368-4 Hwy 105 By-Pass, Boone NC 28607, 828.406.2021, [16]. A socially responsible micro-roaster of single origin, eco-friendly coffees, dedicated to making a difference in the world one pound at a time!  edit
  • Mom's Country Kitchen.  edit
  • Stone Pillar Bed and Breakfast, 144 Pine St., +1 828-295-4141.  edit
  • Lovill House Inn, 404 Old Bristol Rd., +1 828-264-4204, [17]. Built in 1875 by Captain E.F. Lovill, a Civil War hero and State senator, offers private baths, TV and VCR, and wireless internet access. $130-$210.  edit
  • Country Inn and Suites, 818 E King St., 1-800-456-4000 (, fax: +1 828-264-4104), [18]. High speed internet access, fitness center.  edit

Watauga Lake Cabins, 803-524-5185, [19].offers a range of cabins from simplistic to high-end, this cabin rental company has been offering vacation homes to visitors of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Appalachia for nearly ten years. Cabins that are perfectly centric to the great Watauga Lake, Cherokee National Forest and the town destinations of Boone and Blowing Rock. Call (803) 524-5185 for details.

  • Boone Saloon, 489 West King Street, [20].  edit


Most locations that offer skiing also have resorts. They tend to be more expensive than lodging in town, but will keep you closer to the activity.

  • Sugar Ski and Country Club, 100 Sugar Ski Dr., Banner Elk, NC (Near Banner Elk), 1-800-634-1320, [21]. $100-$250 per night.  edit

Mill Ridge Resorts in Banner Elk on NC 105. offers 1-5 bedroom homes available for rent which include tennis, Swimming Pool, Hiking and much more. They have very reasonably year around rates.

This is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

BOONE, a city and the county-seat of Boone county, Iowa, U.S.A., a short distance from the Des Moines river and near the centre of the state. Pop. (1890) 6520; (1900) 8880; (1905, state census) 9500, of whom 1334 were foreign-born. It is served by the Chicago & North-Western (which has construction and repair shops here), the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul, and the Newton & North-Western railways, and by the Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern (inter-urban) railway, of which it is the headquarters. Boone is an important coal centre; bricks and tiles are manufactured from the clay obtained near by; there is a packing plant for the manufacture of beef and pork products; and from the rich farming section by which the city is surrounded come large quantities of grain, some of which is milled here, and live-stock. Boone was laid out in 1865, was incorporated as a town in 1866, and was chartered as a city in 1868.

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