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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, open daily 9am-5pm, located on 264 acres, tours of the Sandburg Home, hiking on over 5 miles of trails, visit the barn and dairy goats, and much more; 81 Carl Sandburg Lane (located off Little River Rd.), Flat Rock, (828) 693-4178

DuPont State Recreational Forest, encompasses 10,268 acres, including several spectacular waterfalls and 80 miles of roads and trails. The forest is open to the public for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Fishing is allowed with a valid NC fishing license. Hunting is by special permit only, issued by a permit agent of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Many scenes from the movie, The Hunger Games, were shot in DuPont State Recreational Forest. For information call (828) 877-6527. High Falls parking lot, 1300 Staton Rd, Cedar Mountain, NC. GPS Coordinates: 35.18856,-82.632936  

Henderson County Farmer's Curb Market, January - April  Sat. 8am-2pm, homemade jams, jellies & baked goods and handmade crafts), corner of 2nd Avenue and Church Street, Hendersonville, (828) 692-8012  

Historic Hendersonville Depot & Model Railroad, Wednesdays 1pm-3pm & Saturdays 10am-2pm, Apple Valley Model Railroad Club's HO scale railroad extends 100 feet along the length of the Depot and has over 2,000 feet of track and more than 250 switches and turnouts, many historical artifacts, a Southern Railway caboose and a special children's exhibit where they can operate a Thomas the Tank train in a scenic layout; Maple Street off of 7th Avenue East, Hendersonville, (828) 890-8246 

Western North Carolina Air Museum, November - March open  Sat., Sun. & Wed. 12pm- 5pm (weather permitting) the ,museum features award winning restored and replica antique and vintage airplanes; 1340 Gilbert Street, Hendersonville, (828) 698-2482 

Henderson County Mineral & Lapidary Museum, Mon.-Fri. 1pm-5pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, ousing exhibits from North Carolina, the Smithsonian, English minerals, Indian artifacts, a specialty of a single mineral, fossils, fluorescent minerals and gems; 400 North Main Street, Hendersonville, (828) 698-1977 

Henderson County Heritage Museum, Wed. - Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm, offers public exhibits, artifacts, collections, archives, libraries, demonstrations; Historic Courthouse on Main Street, Hendersonville, (828) 694-1619

Hands On! - A Child's Gallery, Tuesday-Saturday 10am- 5pm, provides educational exhibits that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning;
318 N. Main Street, Hendersonville, (828) 697-8333

Antique Toy Museum, Saturday & Sunday 1pm-4pm, Adults $2, Children ages 6-10 $1, free (under age 6), houses decades of vintage toy; 154 White Street, Hendersonville

Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium - houses the only public aquarium in Western North Carolina with 20+ tanks that display sea horses, sting rays, shark pups, lion fish and more. Open Wednesday-Saturday 1pm-5pm, closed January 7 - February 4 for yearly maintenance, 511 N. Main St., Hendersonville, (828) 692-8386

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine - indoor winter mine, open rain or shine, 2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville (828) 692-6560

Historic Johnson Farm - Childrens' programs & school group tours, walking trails, Barn Loft Museum, special events and programs year 'round. Open September-May, Tuesday-Friday 8:am-2:30pm; June-August, Monday-Thursday 8am-2:30pm; guided tours are offered at 10:30am & 1:30pm. Adults $5, Students (K-12) $3, Preschool free. 3346 Haywood Road - across from Rugby Middle School. Hendersonville, (828) 891-6585

Western North Carolina Agricultural Center - indoor arena hosting equestrian shows, tractor pulls, rodeos, dog shows, craft shows, and more; click to view the schedule for events throughout the year, Fletcher, (828) 687-1414

Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park - open weekends from mid-December until March (weather permitting), call for hours of operation, 5865 Willow Rd., Hendersonville, (828) 696-0333 

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company - is among America’s first craft breweries and have opened an east coast brewing, bottling and distribution operation in Mills River is located 10 miles from downtown Hendersonville. Sierra Nevada is located in Henderson County on approximately 90 acres along the French Broad River. 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, (828) 681-5300 Full tour program—Taking reservations now!. Gift Shop Open.
Taproom and Restaurant - Open Early 2015 / Hiking and biking trails - Open Spring 2015

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