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While visiting Tryon, you'll find many wonderful shops, libraries, and museums that have existed for over a century. Much of our city has been declared a historical district. Horse enthusiasts are sure to enjoy some of the finest horse shows and races right here in Tryon. If collecting is your hobby, you'll also enjoy the many museums, antique malls, and local artists' studios, which feature folk art and Americana.

Outdoor Activities

The FENCE (Foothills Equestrian Nature Center) is a nature and recreation center located in the foothills. Be sure to visit the stables and to see what's going on in the show ring.

Ask at the Visitor Center for a map of the beautiful hiking trails available in the area. Some hikes are guided. Most trails are open year-round.

Golf is available year-round, thanks to our mild climate. In the summer, most courses have tee times from dawn until dusk, providing many enjoyable hours of golf every day.

Rafting is available on the Saluda River. Some rafting trips are guided or you can rent equipment for your own tour.

Scenic drives are noted throughout the area with blue highway markers. For more information and maps, contact the Visitor Center.


There are many antique shops located throughout Tryon and the foothills. Most shops are situated in historical districts. Check with the Visitor Center for more information.


The Folk Art Center showcases many local artists' works, as well as historical pieces from the foothills. Guided tours daily.

Be sure to visit the Biltmore House in Asheville. Open year-round.

Visit Tryon's historical courthouse, which is one of the oldest courthouses still in use in the state of North Carolina. Guided tours available, but limited availability.


Tryon offers a variety of dining experiences for all palettes. Most restaurants are found in the heart of the city. Coming soon: check the Web site for detailed restaurant descriptions.