Sunday, 11 March 2018 16:04

Waverly Family Weeks March 24th- April 8th

Hendersonville is the second most visited city in western North Carolina after Asheville and for good reason.  Not only are we a great playground for adults but we have a tremendous amount of fun for families to enjoy together.  Come join us during Hendersonville Family Weeks, March 24th through April 8th.

Here's a list of the top family friendly attractions in downtown Hendersonville.

Appalachian Pinball Museum- You won't just see classic pinball and arcade games here you'll get to play them too.  Just $10 to play all day.                              538 N Main St., 828.702.9277, Sun-Mon 1pm-6pm,  Tues- Closed, Wed-Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat 12pm-9pm 

Apple Valley Model Railroad Club- Located in the Historic Hendersonville Railroad Depot.  Here you'll find one of the nation's largest and most intriguing model railroads.  Free admission.                                                                                  650 Maple Street, www.avmrc.com, Wed 1-3pm, Sat 10-2pm

Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown- Great family productions throughout the year.  See Seussical the Musical through March 25th.   $14 for students/$28 for adults 125 S Main Street, 828.693.0731, www.pfgems.com, 10am-5pm Sun-Sat

Hand's On! Children's Museum- Interactive exhibits and STEM learning exhibits that stimulate the mind and creativity for the whole family.  $5.00 for all  318 N Main Street, 828.697.8333, www.handsonwnc.org, 10am-5pm, Tue-Sat

Pisgah Forest Gem Mine and Gifts- Mine for gems and find up to 40 precious gems.  Buckets start at $10 each. 507 N Main Street, 828.367.8330, www.pfgems.com, 10am-5pm Sun-Sat

Team Ecco Aquarium and Shark Lab- Main Street now has sharks!  New tank and two new sharks highlight this venue.  511 N Main Street, 828.692.8386 www.teamecco.org, Hours vary

Our Favorite Family Friendly Outdoor Experiences

Outside of downtown you'll want to check into these experiences:

Blue Ridge Parkway- One of America's best scenic drives
Chimney Rock State Park- 499 steps to the top but it's well worth the trip.
DuPont State Forest- Amazing waterfalls and hiking
Green River- Great tubing, kayaking and the Gorge zipline
Jump Off Rock- Closest panoramic view from downtown Hendersonville
Pisgah Forest- Sliding Rock, Cradle of Forestry and Looking Glass Falls highlight this trip but there is much more to see.

Our Favorite Family Friendly Restaurants to Enjoy

After a busy day stop in at any of these restaurants which will leave the whole family smiling.

Hendough, Chicken and doughnuts, 532 Kanuga Road
Hot Dog World, iconic fast food in Hendersonville, 226 Kanuga Rd
Mezzaluna, brick oven pizza and past, 226 N Main St
Mike's On Main- Old Fashioned Soda Shop,  303 N Main Street
Never Blue, small plates/tapas- for adventurous eaters only, 119 S Main St
Sol y Luna, Mexican, 321 N Main St
West First Pizza,  eclectic wood fired thin crust pizzas, 101 First Ave. W