Top 10 Things to do in Tryon, United States

July 24, 2017 Roger Rusk

Tryon is a town in Polk County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,646. Located in the escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the area is a center for outdoor pursuits, equestrian activity and fine arts.
Restaurants in Tryon

1. Overmountain Vineyards

2014 Sandy Plains Rd, Tryon, NC 28782-8799 +1 828-863-0523
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Overmountain Vineyards

Overmountain Vineyards is a boutique winery that sits on a 70 acre family owned farm in Tryon, North Carolina. OMV grows 16 acres of french vinifera focusing primarily on Petit Manseng, an elegant aromatic white originally from southwest France as well as red varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Please come visit, taste the difference and enjoy a truly distinctive wine experience at Overmountain Vineyards. From our family to yours!

Reviewed By CestLaViecp - Charlotte, North Carolina

This is one of my favorite wineries to visit and the staff and team behind the winemaking are clearly doing things right. I have been to many wineries within the state, France, Italy and like to think I can recognize good quality wine. The staff is very friendly, the atmosphere is laid back and I loved the Moroccan music that was playing outside while I did my al-fresco tasting.

If you visit in the near term, the Cab Franc is excellent - very smooth, hint of spice with notes of cherry and vanilla and a great finish. It reminds me of their 2015 Petit Verdot which is a personal all time favorite wine that I have bought a few bottles of. If you have a dog, they are pet friendly. They sell some meat and cheese but I have seen others bring their own food to have here with their wine. Highly recommend this winery!

2. The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour

166 Honey Bee Dr, Saluda, NC 28773-9704
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5 based on 280 reviews

The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour

Perched on the rim of the Green River Gorge in Saluda, North Carolina - The Gorge is a tree-based zip line canopy adventure with 11 zip lines, sky-bridges, and 3 free-fall rappels - dropping an unprecedented 1,100 feet in elevation through 125 acres of old-growth and protected forest. Tours last 3.5 hours and offer 90 mile panoramic views. Designed by the leaders in the canopy tour industry, The Gorge features hands-free breaking for maximum safety and fun!

Reviewed By Joseph B

I've zipped in Costa Rica, Boone, on a cruise ship, and on an island in the Caribbean and this beats them all. The zips are fast and the views are unreal. The rappels and Skybridge are extras that add to the experience. The guides were great and safety was at the forefront of everything they did. Highly recommend as a great zip experience! Oh, and the hot chocolate in the middle of the tour was nice too.

3. Mountain Brook Vineyards

731 Phillips Dairy Rd, Tryon, NC 28782-8798 +1 828-817-4376
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Mountain Brook Vineyards

At Mountain Brook Vineyards, crafting wine is a labor of love. All of our wines are made from 100% NC grapes, harvested by hand, and fermented separately in oak barrels and unoaked stainless steel tanks. We keep our vintages small to ensure the highest quality. Enjoy our wine tastings while relaxing to a mountain view overlooking our vineyards.

Reviewed By CindyRella_10 - Simpsonville, South Carolina

This winery isn't in the NC wine tour guide book but so glad we found it. Was skeptical at first, given we just happened to see a couple of small roadside signs pointing in the direction of the tasting room. It is located upstairs while the barrels, and vats are downstairs. Owner was very cordial and we had a great time. Can't wait for the next visit / and he said they're considering music outside.

4. Pearson's Falls Glen

2748 Pearson Falls Rd, Saluda, NC 28773-9825 +1 828-749-3031
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4.5 based on 140 reviews

Pearson's Falls Glen

Named after its founder, Charles William Pearson, this 268-acre area of wilderness offers an abundant variety of flowers.

Reviewed By motherchristmas61 - Richardson, Texas

Very picturesque! Great place for a family photo. You pay 5.00 per adult. A little easy, beautiful walk to the falls. You’ll be taking photos on the way there. Lots of moss and small waterfalls. We visited 4 waterfalls, this was my favorite.

110 N Trade Ave, Landrum, SC 29356-1529 +1 864-457-2202
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5 based on 15 reviews

The Millstone Gallery

The Millstone Gallery is an extraordinary place to visit and buy unique gifts. It is your place to buy woodwork, fine art and fine crafts. The shop has pieces from 30 local and regional artists and artisans. The shop has everything from hand carved bowls, horseheads, sculpture, rustic tables, spoons, drawings, photography, porcelain, ceramic horses, jewelry, and much more. Open Tuesday thru Sunday. Click for link to recent article published in The Tryon Bulletin about the Millstone http://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2017/09/11/landrum-wanderings-the-millstone-gallery-a-landrum-gem/

Reviewed By 492deborah - Greenville, South Carolina

I have been to The Millstone Gallery many times. Love going there to visit with the owner Ron. you will always be surprised to see what is the new things he added at his gallery. It is such unique store. I go there to pick...MoreEnjoyed reading your thoughtful review. So glad you were able to purchase the gifts for your friends. Always want to keep items for gifts that are unique and one of a kind and for visitors to be excited about what they see.

6. Shunkawauken Falls

Columbus, NC
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4 based on 17 reviews

Shunkawauken Falls

Reviewed By RooneyKing - Black Mountain, North Carolina

A great side trip up White Oak Mountain Drive then Skyuka Mountain Drive. Fabulous views from the north side. See the beginnings of our mountain ranges. Ask directions at Visitors Center in Columbus.

7. Nina Simone Plaza

54 N Trade St, Tryon, NC 28782-6656
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4 based on 17 reviews

Nina Simone Plaza

Reviewed By Anne M - Hendersonville, North Carolina

My husband, being well versed in many genres of music was familiar with this recording artist's background. He found one of her songs on his playlist which played while we visited. The statue of her playing piano sits adjacent to the train tracks, across the street from the theater. I especially liked the wavy effect of the keyboard of this bronze statue.

8. Green River Adventures

111 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7812
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Green River Adventures

Specializing with guided whitewater trips from class 1 to class 4 whitewater, waterfall rappelling, stand up paddleboarding, and whitewater kayak instruction. Green River Adventures has trips for all ages, skill, and thrill levels.

Reviewed By wndrwmn - South Carolina

My husband and I zip-lined the Gorge last fall and had a great experience. Green River Adventures is part of the same company/sister company and I knew they'd provide another quality experience.
We had family in town and were interested in taking our group (ages 9-43) on a rafting adventure. We stopped by and talked with one of the guides and he answered all our questions. We booked our tour on-line and were all set for the next day.
We chose the lower river tour (class I&II rapids) and the 9-year-old teamed up in a double kayak with her dad. My 11 year old struggled a bit on her own, but eveyone else did fine in their own kayak. They provide a life-vest, helmet and brief instruction in addition to the boat, paddle and guide. The guide takes pictures along the way that you can purchase afterwards.
It was a beautiful day and therefore, we had to navigate around a little tube traffic, but it wasn't too bad. We moved faster than them anyway :) The rapids were fun and not too wild. We all got stuck a few times on rocks but that's part of the fun. Our guide Keith also pointed out animals and interesting things along the way. Be sure and ask to stop at the rope swing. I think this was my nieces' favorite part!
The trip wrapped up about the time I was getting tired which was perfect! We dried off a bit (yes,you'll get wet but no one went under) and had a drink of water while we waited for transportation back.
Great adventure! Great people! You won't regret it!

9. NjtradersRockWarehouse

102 S Howard Ave, Landrum, SC 29356-1538 +1 864-457-1555
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5 based on 11 reviews

NjtradersRockWarehouse

We are Landrum's Only Rock Shop and Gem mine. We carry gemstones from all over the World! Jewelry, Gem Mining,Salt Lamps, Fossils and much more. If you're near Landrum, this is a place to see!

Reviewed By Collin B

Compared to any gem stores i’ve been to, the prices here are unbeatable-probably less than half of what most places charge. The selection is pretty impressive as well. Also, the gentleman working the front counter was quite friendly and knowledgeable. I’m quite impressed!

10. Polk county history museum

60 Walker St, Columbus, NC 28722-7497 +1 828-894-3351
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Polk county history museum

Reviewed By ParkerSturbridge

Yes, folks, the first cannonball allegedly shot during the Civil War is right here in downtown Columbus, NC!!!! Plucked from the vicinity of Fort Sumter by none other than Abner Doubleday, of Civil War and baseball fame (Abner lived in nearby Tryon). Whether you believe this or not (I do), this is a delightful little museum that has lots of archival bric-a-brac from days gone by. The staff is informative and friendly, and you'll enjoy this little sojourn. While you're at it, enjoy some of the other sights, sounds and tastes of the area. It is a wonderful place to visit on your way to or from somewhere else.

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