This unique historic site is home of the first forestry school in America, The Biltmore Forest School- 1898-1913. Today the Cradle of Forestry is a favorite Blue Ridge attraction in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest. Highlights include: 18-minute movie, hands-on exhibits, helicopter simulator, scavenger hunt, guided tours, paved trails, historic cabins, craftsmen, logging locomotive, special events, cafe and gift shop. Nearby attractions include Sliding Rock – a naturally formed creek waterslide – and Looking Glass Waterfall on Hwy. 276.