Explore the Blue Ridge Region of North Carolina with the Go Blue Ridge Card

Visitors can now experience everything the Blue Ridge region of western North Carolina has to offer with fully pre-paid access to nearly 30 top attractions. Smart Destinations’ newly launched Go Blue Ridge Card lets customers explore the Blue Ridge Parkway with convenience and value. The card was developed in partnership with the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Blue Ridge Highway

The card is available in 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day limits, which begin the first time you use the card. Smart Destinations president, touts the Go Blue Ridge Card’s ability to let customers craft a personalized experience. “Visitors can choose the combination of attractions that suits their own interests and schedule,” she says, “whether they want to take a white water rafting trip, explore the Linville Caverns or hop on the Tweetsie Railroad.” A full-color guidebook is included, complete with detailed descriptions of each attraction and maps to help you navigate the area.

Enjoy convenient, pre-paid admission to these popular Blue Ridge attractions: Biltmore, Emerald Village, Lake Lure Tours, Chimney Rock Park, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Rockhouse Vineyards, The Health Adventure, Loafers Glory Rafting & Tubing, Asheville Historic Trolley Tour, Smith-McDowell House Museum, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, Tweetsie Railroad, Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) raft trip, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Banner Elk Winery, The Historic Orchard at Altapass storytelling hayride, The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Mystery Hill, Mountainside Theatre: Unto these Hills… A Retelling, Wildwater Rafting trip, Smoky Mountain Jet Boats, Dillsboro Rafting trip, Great Smokey Mountain Fish Camp with Tubing, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Ghost Town in the Sky™ Rose Creek Mine, Wheels Through Time Museum, and Smoky Mountain Trains Museum.

Lake Lure from Chimney Rock

The Go Blue Ridge Card is also good for discounts on dining at Spear’s BBQ and Grill at Linville Falls Lodge, NOC Relia’s Garden Restaurant, the Balsam Mountain Inn restaurant, Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery, Chimney Rock Park Sky Lounge and the Old Rock Café Restaurant. Enjoy savings at stores and attractions including Grove Arcade ARTS & Heritage Gallery, the Historic Orchard at Altapass, Mast General Store, Banner Elk Winery, Horn in the West and Hickory Ridge Living Museum, and Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Or save on adventures like Smoky Mountain Jet Boats and Blue Ridge Day Hiker.

Purchase the card online from Smart Destinations or any number of distribution partners worldwide, or pick one up in person at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce at 36 Montford Street. Find directions at www.exploreasheville.com.