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