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Daniel Boone Park

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The Daniel Boone Park is one of Boone’s cultural gems. Situated at the top of Horn in the West Drive, the park offers visitors special events, stunning views, and a number of family-friendly activities. The 36.5-acre park was purchased in 1957 by the Town of Boone from James B. and Carrie W. Winkler to be used for recreation, education, and historical purposes.

Properties and Events

The property is home to the gorgeous scenery of the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, a project of the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. Jaycee Park provides a playground for our younger patrons while the historic Strawberry Hill overlook grants visitors a breathtaking view of Boone. On Saturdays May to November, the Watauga County Farmers' Market offers up local produce, food, and crafts and in summer the park’s Daniel Boone Amphitheater houses the Horn in the West outdoor drama. From early April to early November, guests can visit the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, which offers guided tours that include historical reenactments, artisan demonstrations, and educational experiences. Every year in March the snow-covered amphitheater plays host to a ski and snowboard competition, the Daniel Boone Rail Jam. Stop by to see all that the park has to offer!