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Blue Ridge Mountains : sites touristiques et attractions

Musées d'art

Musée d'art
“The North Carolina Museum of Art has more than a dozen galleries holding works from around the world and a variety of art types. Originally starting with 139 works from Europe and America, the museum has grown to include African, Egyptian and Jewish works of art while also expanding European and ancient American holdings. With 30 added Rodin sculptures, the NCMA leads the holdings of this artist’s work in the southeastern United States. Other galleries hold everything from Renaissance paintings to contemporary photography. Exhibitions also run at the museum for several months at a time for guests to visit. Outside the museum is the 164-acre Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, recently expanded and featuring monumental public art installations inspired by the natural world and preservation of landscapes, including the Gyre rings, Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky and Askew, as well as several recreational activities, picnic spots, and wooded trails. Tours are given daily if you or a group would like to learn more about the collections. When it’s time for lunch, you can stop by the Iris restaurant located inside the museum, specializing in contemporary American cuisine in a modern setting. (Also open for dinner! Order from items such as the Iris Burger, Seared Scallops with Red Curry Lemongrass Broth, Seafood Burrito and more.) For those interested in researching art periods or artists, the Art Reference Library holds over 40,000 volumes of books and available catalogs and databases. Kids to seniors can enjoy the many programs occurring throughout the year, including classes, concerts, films, camps, and workshops. Before you leave, head by the Museum Store, where items based on the museum’s collections and exhibits are available to purchase, perfect as souvenirs or gifts for family and friends. Admission is free, while some fees are given for specific programs, exhibitions, and large tours. Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm; Mon., closed.”
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Musée d'art
“One of the most prestigious art museums in the country, with over 100,000 works of art, this grandiose building atop an Eden Park hill, is well-known for its 19th-century European and American paintings, but also contains numerous other works including an outstanding pottery gallery. High lights -free admission”
  • Recommandé par 67 habitants
Musée d'art
“The Mint Museum Uptown houses outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. The five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with groundbreaking exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences.”
  • Recommandé par 56 habitants
Musée d'art
“Beautiful collection of 20th century masterpieces, including works by Warhol, Miro, and Picasso. The current collection is "Framing It." ”
  • Recommandé par 39 habitants
Musée d'art
“Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center provides experiences to engage and interact with .”
  • Recommandé par 42 habitants
Musée d'art
“This is a Durham gem, great museum with permanent and rotating exhibitions, and a great cafe'.”
  • Recommandé par 33 habitants
Musée d'art
“For those who like museums, Roanoke's art museums reflect a rich culture. Taubman is a work of art in the building itself as well as having changing exhibits that are thought provoking and amazing. In addition to the Taubman, Center in the Square Museums is downtown and includes: African American Culture Museum, a History of Western Virginia, Roanoke Pinball Museum, and Science Museum of Western Virginia. Visit Eleanor D Wilson at Hollins University or Olin Hall Galleries at Roanoke College for special exhibits and permanent collections. Include a stop at Salem Museum for additional history about the area. ”
  • Recommandé par 19 habitants
Musée d'art
“I really enjoy the Mint Museum. It shows a good background and history of Charlotte. ”
  • Recommandé par 13 habitants

Musées d'histoire

History Museum
“One of the largest museums in the country and house in historic Union Central train station... it is divided in to Children’s, Science and History wings... you could spend a couple of days here and not see everything! Highly recommend!”
  • Recommandé par 64 habitants
History Museum
“Using history to build community, we explore the New South from the end of the Civil War to today through powerful exhibits, programs and dialogue.”
  • Recommandé par 27 habitants
History Museum
“Very powerful museum! It is a must see for all of those visiting from out of town - it can be a bit heavy emotionally but also very important.”
  • Recommandé par 32 habitants
Museum
“Large library dedicated to religious leader Billy Graham, plus his original home with tours.”
  • Recommandé par 19 habitants
History Museum
“This museum is in the old Woolworth's store that was the site of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins. Learn about Greensboro's important role in the Civil Rights movement.”
  • Recommandé par 31 habitants
History Museum
“Although Jefferson's place outside of Charlottesville (Monticello) garners more visitors and more recognition, his place in Forest (more-or-less a suburb of Lynchburg) is quite impressive and is simply a gorgeous piece of property with history, architecture, along with flora and fauna. Highly recommended on a nice spring or fall day when it's pleasant to roam about outdoors.”
  • Recommandé par 16 habitants
History Museum
“Mary Todd Lincoln House at 578 West Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, was the girlhood home of Mary Todd, the future first lady, and wife of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Today the fourteen-room house is a museum containing period furniture, portraits, and artifacts from the Todd and Lincoln families.”
  • Recommandé par 20 habitants
History Museum
“Fantastic place to visit for those interested in history and of course motorcycles!”
  • Recommandé par 23 habitants

Vues pittoresques

Scenic Lookout
“Many varied trials for hiking around the gorge and down into the gorge. Breathtaking views!”
  • Recommandé par 53 habitants
Scenic Lookout
“Be sure to set your step counter as you climb up, up up to an incredible view from the top!”
  • Recommandé par 83 habitants
Trail
“The Cascades is a local treasure! Seeing the amazing waterfall is worth the 2 mile hike! ”
  • Recommandé par 56 habitants
Scenic Lookout
“Beautiful national park and you can see views miles away 360 degrees. Its 5 dollars per person to get in. Hike to the top or take a ride in their shuttle bus. Highest point in Georgia.”
  • Recommandé par 41 habitants
Parc
“Great hiking and views of Natural Bridge. I recommend going early and watching the sunrise from on top of the bridge. After you're done stop in the lodge and grab an adult beverage and relax on their porch. There's also a restaurant there but the food is just average in my opinion. ”
  • Recommandé par 18 habitants
Scenic Lookout
“It is a one way 11 mile loop through an old settlers community. There are old log homes, farms, churches, and short and long hiking trails. There is also a welcome center in the back of the loop.”
  • Recommandé par 37 habitants
Parc
“Pilot Mountain is the easiest mountain hiking to access from Winston-Salem, just a half hour drive away up US-52 N. The park surrounds the Pilot Mountain bald, where you can watch rock climbers do their thing. Hikes range from easy to strenuous, so you can pick according to your level of ability or interest, or simply drive to the top and enjoy the view. You can also visit nearby Mt. Airy, birthplace of Andy Griffith, and the inspiration for Mayberry and the Andy Griffith Show. It's fun... like stepping back in time. ”
  • Recommandé par 26 habitants
Scenic Lookout
“If you can hang the 1/4 mile climb to the top the views are AMAZING! This is a must do, at least once in your lifetime. ”
  • Recommandé par 36 habitants

Sites historiques

Restaurant Américain
“Great Historic Restaurant that sits on West Prong Little Pigeon River in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Waiting lines are a little long sometimes, but it's worth the wait!”
  • Recommandé par 67 habitants
National Park
“Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. Only about a half hour/40 min away from the cabin. It is a must see destination and it's free to get into the 11mi loop. ”
  • Recommandé par 94 habitants
Historic Site
“Awesome walking and biking trails full of historical monuments and beautiful scenery. ”
  • Recommandé par 25 habitants
Historic Site
“Thomas Jefferson wasn’t the only President to live in Charlottesville. Be sure to visit James Monroe’s Ashlawn/Highland as well. Just a few minutes beyond Monticello, it’s worth the trip.”
  • Recommandé par 45 habitants
Vineyard
“Jefferson Vineyards is a wonderful winery with some good wine! This is located close to Monticello! Spend a day visiting Monticello and stop by Jefferson Vineyards on the way back to your Guest Suite!”
  • Recommandé par 20 habitants
Restaurant Américain
“If you’ve got kids who are super into American history (or if you are) and if you like Parker House rolls and people in Betty Ross caps, then you will love this place. Otherwise, not so much. But it’s historic, and it’s an experience, and you should do it once. It’s fun and it’s part of the whole Thomas-Jefferson-worship thing we’ve got going on in this town. You’ll be served fried chicken and mashed potatoes and other southern favorites family-style by servers in period costume. The structure itself is pretty and historic, and the little stores are cute. Actually, I started writing this description with lots of snark, but now I kind of want to go there today with my kids. It’s that kind of place.”
  • Recommandé par 26 habitants
Historic Site
“Take a drive down the scenic Reems Creek Rd. to this quaint, historic site. ”
  • Recommandé par 12 habitants
Historic Site
“John Wesley Hunt was a hemp merchant and perhaps the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies. This Federal Style building was also home to General John Morgan. Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan also lived there and was a Nobel Prize winner for Physiology (that would be Medicine) in 1933.”
  • Recommandé par 4 habitants

Bibliothèques

Arts & Crafts Store
“If you love to see local artists, you can visit the Folk Art Center right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its around 10 minutes away. They have local artists on display and a store where you can purchase items.”
  • Recommandé par 96 habitants
Museum
“Large library dedicated to religious leader Billy Graham, plus his original home with tours.”
  • Recommandé par 19 habitants
Musée d'art
“I really enjoy the Mint Museum. It shows a good background and history of Charlotte. ”
  • Recommandé par 13 habitants
Library
“Visitors will love this and many families travel this road each time they visit.”
  • Recommandé par 15 habitants
Brasserie
“Great environment to get a beer and order free delivery from local restaurants! ”
  • Recommandé par 13 habitants
Library
“A great FREE experience with a creative environment and large library. We also go across the street to the in-ground fountains. The kids had a blast running through the streams.”
  • Recommandé par 19 habitants
Museum
“Museum about, and Birthplace of, our 28th U.S. president. Staunton is a great historic town, worth a visit.”
  • Recommandé par 6 habitants
Museum
“Check their website for current attractions. It's off of the 5th Street Exit of I-64. A winding, hilly road takes you there. ”
  • Recommandé par 5 habitants