First Peak Visitor Center - First Peak of the Blue Ridge
1 (800) 440-7848

First Peak Visitor Center

Located in Columbus, NC, the First Peak Visitor Center provides a wealth of information about things to do locally and in surrounding areas. Stop in for brochures on everything from scenic attractions and local wineries to accommodations and restaurants, plus area maps. Read More Below
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At the First Peak Visitor Center, travelers receive a warm welcome and a plethora of information about the scenic mountain and rolling farmland region. This is the home base for the web site you’re using right now – we’re the local experts – call, click or stop by our Visitor Center and we’ll help you build your playlist. Maps and personal assistance are available to help you find your way and be certain you’re on the fastest path to maximize your fun. We can help you find a vacation rental or inn that suits your personality, featuring dark skies and peaceful settings to rejuvenate you. You’ll learn about local events, food, music, waterfalls, wineries, shops and galleries. Adventure lovers will discover hiking, zip lining and river expeditions. Serenity seekers will delight in nature preserves, scenic drives and peaceful evenings. Historic Saluda, Tryon, Columbus and the surrounding areas welcome you! Free Wireless internet.

Hours: Mon – Friday 9 am – 5 pm. Staffed some Saturdays by volunteers 10 am – 2 pm The foyer is always open for access to maps, brochures and more.