Mitchell County Tourism

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Mitchell County Tourism Statistics


Domestic tourism in Mitchell County generated an economic impact of $21.06 million in 2013. This was a 0.48 % change from 2012.

In 2013, Mitchell County ranked 83 in travel impact among North Carolina's 100 Counties.

More than 160 jobs in Mitchell County were directly attributable to travel and tourism.

Travel generated a $3.11 million payroll in 2013.

State and local tax revenues from travel to Mitchell County amounted to $1.80 million. This represents a $116.97 tax saving to each county resident.

Area attractions include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Roan Mountain, the Appalachain Trail, Nolichucky River Rafting, the North Carolina Museum of Minerals, Dellinger's Mill, and the Penland School of Crafts.

Year Revenue $(millions) Change From Previous year
2013 20.06 .48
2012 20.96 2.34
2011 20.48 7.20
2010 19.10 4.10
2009 18.35 -7.60

The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

image You say you like the outdoors and wonder about our Outdoor Adventure possibilities? They are endless! Hike, bike, walk, paddle, cycle, camp, fish, climb, golf, ride, gem mine or just take in the breathtaking mountain beauty. From State Parks to National Forests you'll find thousands of acres of possibilities for adventure including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Roan Mountain, Linville Falls and Grandfather Mountain to name a few!


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