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Cradle of Forestry, Pisgah Forest

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Cradle of Forestry is located in Pisgah Forest. Add Cradle of Forestry and other attractions to your Pisgah Forest trip itinerary using our Pisgah Forest tourist route planner.
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  • Along with all the other things to see in the Pisgah Ranger District, the Cradle of Forestry should be on your list. In particular, if you have younger children or are visiting the area for the first ...  read more »
  • This is a must see place! There is an exhibit and movie inside with a wonderful bookstore. You can even sit in a plane and feel like you are observing a forest fire. Wonderful! There are trails to wal...  read more »
  • Very interesting exhibits and trails with great historical information. Well maintained walking paths. Wonderful experience for a low admission price ($5 adult). Highly recommend a visit to the Cradle...  read more »
  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff, happy to educate you on the area and how the Cradle of Forestry was created. Beautiful grounds and many hiking trails to explore. Great place for all ages to learn about the parks department. Large gift shop with a variety of items including hand-crafted artists works.
  • I could visit this place every time I am in the area. Everyone there genuinely cares about the forest and the education. Can't click enough stars for this place
  • Wonderful educational experience as well as a great place to walk and take in the sights. Notable: a restored Climax steam engine, Lots of hands-on activities for kids. $5 admission for adults; free on Tuesdays.
  • Not bad, Kids are free. Adults 5 bucks. Has three trails you can hike showing the history of the school. And the museum part is pretty neat.
  • Very relaxing and enjoyable place to learn about forestry history.
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