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Downtown Boone NC Day Trip Itinerary

Downtown Boone NC Day Trip Itinerary

Downtown Boone is a happening place!  With the campus of Appalachian State University located behind the main street of downtown Boone (King Street), the town thrives with the lively college students and locals alike.  Here is our itinerary of can't miss things to do on a day trip to Downtown Boone NC:

Turchin Center Boone NC

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

INSIDER TIP: If you are starting your day in Downtown Boone in the morning, try Melanie's Food Fantasy or Boone Bagelry for breakfast.  These two restaurants are local staples! 

Start your tour of Downtown Boone at the beginning of the downtown area with a tour of the largest art gallery in the area, with six galleries. This is a free entry gallery complements of Appalachian State University. The gallery features exhibits from all over the world and also holds weekly workshops and yoga classes for adults and kids.

*NOTE: The gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday

Rosen Sculpture Competition Boone NC

Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Walk around the campus of Appalachian State University and view 12 sculptures that are part of the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition.  This is a great way to look around the Appalachian State University campus while viewing contemporary American sculpture in an outdoor setting.  

TIP: Pick up a sculpture walking map inside the Turchin Center

Mast General Store Downtown Boone NC

Mast General Store's Old Boone Mercantile

This circa 1913 emporium is brimming with old-time housewares, comfortable clothing, quality outdoor gear and custom-fit footwear for all mountain seasons. The building comes complete with creaky wooden floors and a candy barrel too! 

The Jones House Boone NC

The Jones House Cultural & Community Center

INSIDER TIP: Ready for lunch? Try one of our favorites: Our Daily Bread, Vidalia or Macados!

Visit the "Heart of Downtown Boone" and view a rotating gallery featuring art from local artists in the Mazie Jones Gallery.  Be sure to check out the schedule for indoor concerts in the winter months.  If you are visiting in the summer, outdoor concerts are held on the front porch every Friday at 5!

If you are interested in viewing more historic buildings in downtown Boone, head down the street to the downtown Boone Post Office and view the mural.

Rock Dimensions Climbing Wall Boone NC

Rock Dimensions Climbing Wall

Visitors are surprised to find a 40' climbing wall in downtown Boone!  The wall is a fun climb for all ages and a great way to view the town.

#INSIDER TIP: Now that you have officially experienced downtown Boone NC, head over to High Country Souveniers on King Street for a $5 Boone t-shirt.  It's the best deal around!