“Horn In the West” is .5 mi. s. of US 421 at 591 Horn in the West Dr. This outdoor historical drama with a cast of 50 portrays the struggle of Daniel Boone and his men to establish freedom in the southern Appalachian highlands. Hickory Ridge Living History Museum contains a reconstructed log village typical of the 18th century. Costumed guides demonstrate the lifestyle of the region's early settlers. The Boone Heritage Festival is held in October.
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Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.
$24-$39; $16-$39 (students ages 13+ with ID); $12-$26 (ages 0-12).
Hours: Performances Tues.-Sun. at 8 p.m., late June to mid-Aug. Gates open at 7:30. Museum Tues.-Sun 5:30-8, late June to mid-Aug. (also Sat. 9-1, mid-May to late Nov.). Guided museum tours are offered Apr.-Nov.; phone ahead to confirm schedule.