Top 10 Things to do in Lake Lure, United States

October 7, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. In 2010 the town population was 1,192. Lake Lure was incorporated in 1927, and acquired the lake after which it is named in 1965.
Restaurants in Lake Lure

1. Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

3068 Memorial Hwy # 7, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9801 +1 770-419-0445
Excellent
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4.5 based on 480 reviews

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Reviewed By Connie P - Lake Lure, North Carolina

Come in the summer and bring the whole family.The volunteers who work on the different flower beds are constantly planting and replanting to make the bridge bloom all year round.Master gardeners are also involved in the unusual varieties of plants that are indigenous to our area.Actually you can enjoy the bridge all year around.

2. Chimney Rock State Park

431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720 +1 800-277-9611
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is an international outdoor destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, attracting visitors from around the world. Highlights include:- 75-mile panoramic views overlooking Lake Lure- 404-foot waterfall, one of the highest of its kind east of the Mississippi River- The Last of the Mohicans scenes were filmed here, and Dirty Dancing was filmed in adjacent Lake Lure- ancient geologic formations- 198-foot tunnel & elevator inside the mountain- five scenic hiking trails- guided rock climbing & moreThe Park's modernized elevator offers a handicap-accessible 35-sec. ride to the iconic Chimney, an alternative to "nature's Ultimate Stairmaster," the Outcroppings trail. Chimney Rock has something for everyone from the family-friendly Great Woodland Adventure trail to the stunning Skyline trail to Exclamation Point. Recognized as one of the Southeast’s most iconic outdoor attractions, Chimney Rock is located 25 miles southeast of Asheville on Highway 64/74A in Chimney Rock, NC.

Reviewed By catadair - South Carolina

I’d always wanted to go to the top of Chimney Rock, so I finally did! My 73 year old mom made it, too! Those steps though! We took lots of breaks. Mom was disappointed that the flag wasn’t raised, but other than that it was...MoreWe're so glad you and your mom had a wonderful time in the Park. Thanks again for your review!

3. The Old Cider Mill & Applesolutely Gift Shop

1 Bat Cave Drive, Bat Cave, NC 28739 +1 828-625-1947
Excellent
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

The Old Cider Mill & Applesolutely Gift Shop

Reviewed By Thailandtraveler64 - Denver, Colorado

This is a fun little shop to visit as you head into Chimney Rock. Lots of little gifts and knick knacks and jams. But the highlight is the real, old fashioned Cider Mill. They are happy to give you a tour and let you taste the fresh apple juice and cider.

4. Riverside Riding Stables

Freemantown Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 +1 828-288-1302
Excellent
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Riverside Riding Stables

Reviewed By Davistravels - Saint Cloud, Florida

We vacation at Lake Lure from Florida every year and have been to Riverside Stables for 16 years. It has become a family tradition. My daughters started riding there when they were 6 years old.The satff is very friendly and personable. The horses are well cared for and gentle. I am sure we will continue to visit for years to come.

5. Rocky Broad Riverwalk

Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720-
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4.5 based on 101 reviews

Rocky Broad Riverwalk

Reviewed By Marcie S

Kids young & old enjoy playing around on the rocks and water. There were mallard ducks floating around when we were there. They just swim right past us like we weren’t even there.

6. Broad River Gems & Mining Co.

218 River Lndg, Rutherfordton, NC 28139-7390 +1 828-286-1220
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5 based on 22 reviews

Broad River Gems & Mining Co.

Reviewed By Brian S - Jewett, Ohio

The owner of this little location is what makes local. Well, local! He is a life long rockhound and has so many items for sale, but he also has museum quality pieces to view and appreciate.

Kids did the gem mining. Yes, it is buckets of sand seeded with little gems from all over. But for these youngsters, they had a great time. And will remember it for a lifetime.

We took our finds back up to the shop and the kind owners took extra time to teach the girls about the minerals they collected.

7. Parker-Binns Vineyard

7382 E NC 108 Hwy, Mill Spring, NC +1 828-894-0154
Excellent
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5 based on 66 reviews

Parker-Binns Vineyard

Reviewed By Britt S - Nashville, Tennessee

The property is beautiful, featuring grape vines on site, and a huge flower garden. For $10, you get to taste all 7 wines and keep the glass. The owners were so friendly and entertaining, and Lulu the dog was a real treat! I loved all the wines. Bottle prices range from $15-$20. I enjoyed the entire experience. Would have given 5 stars, but it was a bit pricey for me.

8. Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine

397 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700 +1 828-625-5524
Excellent
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine

Come experience the excitement of prospecting for gemstones! We are located on the banks of the Rocky Broad River in historic Chimney Rock Village (just 20 minutes from Asheville). Rock & minerals of all kinds have been found like:Emerald, Ruby, Garnet, Peridot, Amethyst,and many more! We provide the equipment & we guarantee a find every time.

Reviewed By jfox81 - Charlotte, North Carolina

We stop at these tourist traps once or twice a year with my daughter. This one is a lighter more expensive than others but its outside by a stream which I appreciate. The most compelling reason for my review is the quality and quantity of the "rocks" vs any of the other gem mines we've stopped at. Completely amazed at the treasure we received here and will likely only stop at this one moving forward. Highly recommend.

9. Lake Lure Beach and Water Park

2724 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6320
Excellent
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4 based on 122 reviews

Lake Lure Beach and Water Park

Reviewed By Greg Z - Vero Beach, Florida

If this is your only beach option on a hot day, it is nice to cool off. It's staffed mainly by ambivalent teenagers who's attentiveness while life guarding varies. The kids will love the water slides, water balloon wars are fun as well. A bit pricey though for a quick dip in the lake. Go for a few hours to make it worth it. Bring your own floatation devices and water shoes, buy them at Ingles as they are more expensive when purchased at the beach. Your experience will largely depend on when you go and what type of crowd awaits you there.

10. The Right Track Toy Train Museum

2414 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9005 +1 828-625-5551
Excellent
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

The Right Track Toy Train Museum

This is an interactive toy train museum with three running trains on over 50 feet of track. Accessories can be activated by pushing buttons. There is also a playroom for the little children with train related toys for them to play with.

Reviewed By trishn08 - Centerville, Ohio

While in Lake Lure for a wedding, because of my husbands love of trains, we decided to stop in at The Right Track Toy Train Museum. Playing around with the trains was fun, but we most enjoyed meeting Ms. Peggy! She is delightful and very...MoreI am so happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you had a good time at the wedding. Lake Lure is such a beautiful place for a wedding

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