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Planning ahead with information from NC visitor information centers or the local mountain Chamber of Commerce can turn an average vacation into an extraordinary lifetime memory. You will find direct links to all the Welcome Centers, mountain visitor centers and Chamber of Commerce sites here, as well as any other visitor information we think you will find useful to guide your vacation planning.  And if you need additional information, just email us at: info@ClimbEvery
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NC Wildlife Resources Commission 
Find rules, regulations and licensing information for North Carolina hunting, trapping, fishing, and boating. Get conservation news and educational programs. Learn how to enjoy North Carolina's resources through outdoor activities, workshops and more.
 
 
Blueridge National Heritage Area Established by Congress in November 2003, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area recognizes and celebrates the natural abundance and richly varied cultural history of the North Carolina mountains. The heritage area includes a map and information about designated waterfalls, Cherokee Heritage, Parks and public places, historic sites and historic small towns and cities.
 
Local Food Guide A directory of Local markets, restaurants, bakeries, farms, etc. from the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project ASAP). Make enjoying local food fresh from the farms of Southern Appalachia another memorable part of your NC visit. 
Hotel Discounts and Extras! 
 
511 Information Line  The North Carolina Department of Transportation provides travelers an automated voice response system, which means callers are guided through a menu with a series of requests. Callers can ask for specific areas, and the system will provide information about traffic incidents, closures and other important roadway conditions. Just dial 511 from any phone.
 
NC Visitor News and Travel Updates:
Spring has sprung in the mountains with wild flowers, mountain laurel and rhododendron blooming everywhere. May is full of special events and festivals and the weather is perfect for outdoor adventures. As always, check the individual Parks websites for road closures and other alerts.  Get links for current activities on our  NC Events Calendar .
 
NC Welcome Centers in the Mountains
The official North Carolina Welcome Centers, located along the state's borders,  are well supplied with brochures, maps and friendly knowledgeable folks ready to help. All Centers are open from 8 AM to 5 PM daily, excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Day. Be sure to stop in as you cross the border and take advantage of all they have to offer NC visitors.
I-26 East Welcome Center
Location:  I-26 at Mile Marker 68, Columbus, NC - westbound from SC
Facilities:  Car and truck parking, restrooms, picnic area and outdoor grill, vending machines, trash and recycling disposal, pay phone, accessible.
The Center opened in 1979 and was renovated in 2005. Parking
I-26 West Welcome Center
Location:   I-40 at Mile Marker 10, Waynesville, NC - eastbound from Tennessee
Facilities:  Car, trailer and truck parking, restrooms, picnic area and outdoor grill, vending machines, trash and recycling disposal, pay phone, accessible.
The Center opened in 2003.
I-40 West Welcome Center
Location:   I-26 at Mile Marker 6, Mars Hill, NC - East from Tennessee
Facilities:  Car, trailer and truck parking, restrooms, picnic area and outdoor grill, vending machines, trash and recycling disposal, pay phone, accessible.
The Center opened in 1971 and was renovated in 1995.
I-77 South Welcome Center
Location:   I-77 at Mile Marker 1, Charlotte, NC - north of South Carolina
Facilities:  Car, trailer and truck parking, restrooms, picnic area and outdoor grill, vending machines, trash and recycling disposal, pay phone, accessible.
The Center opened in 1985 and was partially renovated in 2009.
I-77 North Welcome Center
Location:   I-77 at Mile Marker 105, Dobson, NC - southbound from Virginia
Facilities:  Car, trailer and truck parking, restrooms, picnic area and outdoor grill, vending machines, trash and recycling disposal, pay phone, accessible.
The Center opened in 1978 and was partially renovated in 1997
I-85 South Welcome Center
Location:   I-85 at Mile Marker 2, Kings Mountain, NC - northbound from SC
Facilities:  Car, trailer and truck parking, restrooms, picnic area and outdoor grill, vending machines, trash and recycling disposal, pay phone, accessible.
The Center opened in 1954 and was partially renovated in 2004.
I-85 North Welcome Center
Location:   I-85 at Mile Marker 23, Norlina, NC - southbound from Virginia
Facilities:  Car, trailer and truck parking, restrooms, picnic area and outdoor grill, vending machines, trash and recycling disposal, pay phone, accessible.
The Center opened in 1968 and was partially renovated in 2000.  
I-95 South Welcome Center
Location:   I-95 at Mile Marker 5, Rowland, NC - northbound from SC
Facilities:  Car, trailer and truck parking, restrooms, picnic area and outdoor grill, vending machines, trash and recycling disposal, pay phone, accessible.
The Center opened in 1973 and was renovated in 1999.
I-95 North Welcome Center
Location:   1 I-95 Southbound Hwy, Pleasant Hill, NC - southbound from Virginia
Facilities:  Car, trailer and truck parking, restrooms, picnic area and outdoor grill, vending machines, trash and recycling disposal, pay phone, accessible.
The Center opened in 1968 and was renovated in 1995.   
 
NC Tourism and Visitor Websites
Visit NC - Official State Tourism Site
1-800-VISIT NC  Statewide Tourism and Visitor information
Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority   Blowing Rock NC information and Visitor Guide 

Beech Mountain Tourism Development Authority   Beech Mountain Visitor information

Boone Visitors Center and Watauga County Tourism Development Authority  Boone NC and the High Country information and Visitor Guide

Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority   (Explore Asheville)Comprehensive information fand events for  Asheville NC and Buncombe County.

Cashiers Area Travel & Tourism   Cashiers area Vacation Guide

Graham County Travel & Tourism  Robbinsville NC, Stecoah, Lake Santeetlah, Fontana Lake, Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, Joyce Kilmer, Cherohala Skyway, Nantahala National Forest, Snowbird Backcountry, Slickrock Creek, and the Cheoah River

Haywood County Tourism Development Authority   Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Clyde, Canton NC

Henderson County Travel & Tourism   Hendersonville, Flat Rock, Laurel Park, Mills River, Fletcher,  Etowah, Horse Shoe, Tuxedo, Zirconia, Bat Cave, Gerton, Edneyville, Naples

Hot Springs Tourism Association   Hot Springs Resort area information

Madison County Tourism Site   Hot Springs, Mars Hill, Marshall Vacation and Tourism Information

Madison County Guide  Official website for Madison County covering Hot Springs, Mars Hill, Marshall.

Maggie Valley Area Visitors Bureau   Maggie Valley NC visitor information

McDowell County Tourism Development Authority   Marion, Old Fort, Little Switzerland, Lake James tourism development authority and information

Mount Airy Visitor Center   Mount Airy "Mayberry" Visitor  and Vacation Guide

Polk County Travel & Tourism   Historic Saluda, Tryon, Columbus NC tourism information

Rutherford County Tourism   Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and the Blue Ridge Foothills visitor information - Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority

Smoky Mountain Host Visitor Center  Located in Franklin and providing information for the seven far western counties of North Carolina and the Qualla Boundary of the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority   Brevard, Lake Toxaway, Rosman, Pisgah Forest, Balsam visitor information

West Jefferson Visitors    West Jefferson

Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority  Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, Roaring Gap, Ferguson, Varies, Traphill NC information.
 
NC Mountain City Websites and Downtown Associations
 
Andrews NC  Asheville NC  
Banner Elk NC  Black Mountain NC  
Town of Beech Mountain Downtown Boone Association 
The Heart of Brevard Burnsville NC 
Chimney Rock CDA Dillsboro NC 
The Village of Flat Rock  Franklin NC  
The City of Hayesville and Clay County  Downtown Hendersonville
Town of Jefferson The Town of Lake Lure
The Town of Maggie Valley NC  City of Marion
Mount Airy NC Town of Murphy NC
Town of Rutherfordton Saluda NC 
Town of Sparta NC Town of Spruce Pine NC
Sugar Mountain Village The town of Sylva 
Tryon NC  Town of West Jefferson NC
Waynesville Downtown Association Weaverville NC  
Downtown North Wilkesboro Town of North Wilkesboro
Town of Wilkesboro  
 
NC Chamber of Commerce Websites
Mountain chambers may provide visitor information in additional to local business contacts and networking
Alleghany Chamber of Commerce   Sparta NC, Glade Valley, Laurel Springs, Piney Creek, Ennice 
Andrews Chamber of Commerce  Andrews, Topton, Marple NC 
Ashe County Chamber of Commerce  West Jefferson, Jefferson, Todd, Glendale Springs, Grassy Creek, Crumpler, Ashe, Fleetwood, Lansing, Warrensville 
Greater) Asheville Chamber of Commerce   Asheville, Arden, Fairview, Mills River, Leicester 
Avery County Chamber of Commerce   Banner Elk, Linville, Pineola,  Elk Park, Crossnore, Jonas Ridge, Plum Tree 
Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce Beech Mountain NC 
Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce   Black Mountain, Swannanoa, Montreat, Ridgecrest 
 
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce  Blowing Rock NC 
Boone Area Chamber of Commerce  Boone NC 
Brevard / Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce   Brevard, Rosman, Little River, Hogback, Gloucester 
Cashiers Chamber of Commerce  Cashiers, Sapphire Valley ,  Toxaway, Glenville, Highlands NC 
Cherokee Chamber of Commerce  Cherokee NC and the Smokies
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Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce   Murphy, Andrews, Brasstown 
Clay County Chamber of Commerce  Hayesville NC
Franklin Chamber of Commerce  Franklin NC 
Graham County Chamber of Commerce  Robbinsville (Stecoah Valley), Fontana, Lake Santeelah 
Haywood County Chamber of Commerce Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Clyde, Canton 
Henderson County Chamber of Commerce    Hendersonville, Flat Rock, Fletcher, Laurel Park, Mills River 
Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce  Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Village, Gerton, Bat Cave 
Highlands Chamber of Commerce  Highlands NC 
Hot Springs Tourist Association
Hot Springs NC
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center  Sylva, Dillsboro, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee 
 
Madison County Chamber of Commerce  Hot Springs, Mars Hill, Marshall 
McDowell County Chamber of Commerce   Marion, Old Fort, Little Switzerland, Lake James 
The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce  Mount Airy NC 
Polk County Chamber of Commerce  Columbus, Tryon, Mill Spring, Green Creek, Sandy Plains, Sandy Springs, Sunny View, Rock Springs, Pea Ridge, Lynn, Saluda 
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce   Rutherfordton, Spindale, Union Mills 
Swain County Chamber of Commerce  Bryson City, Cherokee, Whittier 
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce  Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, Roaring Gap, Ferguson NC 
Yancey County Chamber of Commerce  Burnsville NC 
 
 
 
 
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