Inspiring Outdoor Drama
in the Cool of a Boone Area Evening
In a state known for its "Historical Dramas," Boone's Horn in the West is an inspiring, insightful look at the early pioneer days of the Boone Area Appalachians.
This outdoor drama in Boone—which runs from June into August each summer (closed for 2012)—tells the tale of Daniel Boone’s adventures in the High Country and the little known, pivotal role local pioneers played in winning the American Revolution at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
There's real history in the High Country and Horn in the West is an exciting way to encounter it. Then dig deeper! Check out our Boone Area history feature for a variety of ways to encounter the stirring story of Daniel Boone and the mountaineer patriot militia that helped win a critical victory that turned the tide in the Revolution.
Don’t miss adjoining attractions. Hickory Ridge Living History Museum is a wonderfully interpreted classic collection of historic, atmospheric log cabins. Daniel Boone's nephew Jesse Boone lived in a log cabin in the area, and logs from Jesse Boone's cabin were used to construct what is now known as the Squire Boone Cabin. You can still stand inside that cabin at Hickory Ridge. Expect to hear weekend musket firings! The Daniel Boone Native Gardens showcases the High Country’s world-class biodiversity.
The Boone Area is the perfect place to savor the most popular unit of the National Park System. Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway!