McDowell County Tourism & Visitor Center - NC Blue Ridge
91 Catawba Ave.
Old Fort, NC 28762
828-668-4282
888-233-6111

Singing rails and whistle stops are frequent sites and sounds in picturesque Marion, Old Fort, Little Switzerland, Linville Falls and Lake James.  Follow the tracks to Old Fort’s Depot and Railroad Museum or discover the Clinchfield Loops below the Orchard At Altapass on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Underground, enjoy Linville Caverns and our gold and gem mines.  Discover pristine hiking and waterfalls trails, an award winning vineyard, local artisans and weekly bluegrass performances.