The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
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North Carolina Mining Museum at Emerald Village

   The large North Carolina Mining Museum is part of  Emerald Village  and is located adjacent to and inside the historic Bon Ami Mine and features a general mining history exhibit, information on the minerals extracted and their uses, authentic mining equipment, and fascinating information on the Bon Ami Mine and Bon Ami Company.

Website: North Carolina Mining Museum
Little Switzerland, NC
Distance: 1-2 hours from Asheville
Address: 331 McKinney Mine Rd., Little Switzerland, NC 28749.
Telephone: 828-765-6463, 828-765-0000
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week, May through October. Museum is open April-November
Fees: Museum and Displays free.
Allow: 1 hour
Nearby: Linville Caverns, Linville Gorge, Emerald Village
Directions: From Asheville, take I-40 East to Marion. Take NC 221 North to NC 226. Left on NC 226 and go 9 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go south on parkway and get off at next exit, Little Switzerland, Milepost 334. Take right under parkway onto Chestnut Grove Rd. Turn left onto McKinney Mine Rd.

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