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Flat Rock Playhouse

Plan on Visiting the Flat Rock Playhouse during your next visit to Hendersonville. With Downtown Hendersonville and Flat Rock venues, you have access to an exciting lineup of theatrical productions.

Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown Hendersonville

Playhouse Downtown Address:Flat Rock Play House
125 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC

Flat Rock Playhouse – North Carolina’s State Theater

Flat Rock Playhouse Calendar

Mainstage Address:
2661 Greenville Hwy
Flat Rock, NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

America’s Favorite Drive

Drive the Blue Ridge Mountains
Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Parkway winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas with outstanding scenery and endless recreational opportunities. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures complement the spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys.

Virtual Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Overlooks 

Blue Ridge Parkway Maps

 Sites Along the Parkway in North Carolina

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Biltmore Estate

Biltmore EstateBiltmore, America’s largest home, offers summers filled with activities for all ages and interests. Originally designed as the ultimate getaway for George W. Vanderbilt’s family and friends, this real—life castle sparks the imagination, and offers the activities for all adventure levels. With so many interesting and entertaining options on the 8,000-acre estate, there’s something for every member of your family—from the outdoorsman to the princess. And with so much to do, the kids will be having so much fun they won’t realize that this vacation also comes with a history lesson at the Biltmore Estate.

Your admission includes self-guided tours of the breathtaking Biltmore House & Gardens and the new Antler Hill Village—featuring theWineryThe Biltmore LegacyVillage Green, and Farm.

Source: Biltmore.com

The NC Arboretum

The North Carolina Aboretum434 Acre Public Garden  within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest. Surrounded by lush folds of the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, The North Carolina Arboretum is adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, at Milepost 393, and is nestled in one of the most beautiful natural settings in America.

The Arboretum offers activities for all ages, including:

  • A 434-acre natural treasure with 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails
  • Engaging indoor and outdoor exhibits that cultivate connections between people and plantsGrounds of North Carolina Aboretum
  • One of the finest, most unique bonsai collections in the United States at the Bonsai Exhibition Garden
  • An innovative Production Greenhouse and Operations Center
  • Activities such as Discovery Day Packs and special events that delight the senses for all ages
  • Regional offerings and unique items at the gift shop
  • Enjoy menu items at the Savory Thyme Cafe’, catering also available
  • Enriching adult and youth education programs 
Parking is only $8 per personal vehicle, $30 per commercial vehicle, and $50 for buses. Cash and check are accepted at the Gatehouse; Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the Gatehouse but limited to parking fee only. Parking is free all day the first Tuesday of each month; parking is always free for members.

Jump Off Rock

Jump Off Rock in Laurel Park, NCSpectacular, panoramic views of the Blue Ridge and Pisgah Mountain range and is a favorite site for beautiful, romantic sunsets. Legend says that over 300 years ago a young Cherokee Indian Chief fell in love with a fair Indian maiden. They often met on top of the rock ledge (at Jump Off Rock) overlooking the valley below. When the young Chief was called to war, the maiden promised him that she would wait for his return from they favorite rock ledge. When the maiden received word that her young Indian Chief had been killed in battle, she climbed to the edge of the rock and jumped off, tribal hunters found her broken body below. Indian legend has it that on moonlit nights you can see the ghost of the maiden on Jump Off Rock.

Located about 5 miles from downtown Hendersonville, Jump Off Rock is at the end of Laurel Park Highway in the Town of Laurel Park.   

Three hiking trails:

  • Blue Trail – easy trail, takes about 8 minutes
  • Yellow Trail – moderate trail, takes around 15 minutes
  • Red Trail – is the most difficult and the longest
Direction from Downtown Hendersonville:  Take Fifth Avenue West which becomes Laurel Park Highway in Laurel Park.  Follow Laurel Park Highway until it dead ends at Jump Off Rock. The park is open daily, sunrise to sunset.  No admission charge.