#16 of 26 Boone Things To Do

High Country Lanes

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High Country Lanes — The Local Place To Play
Staff Score:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

High Country Lanes is a laid-back entertainment venue that specializes in bowling, corn hole, and darts. Snacks, drinks, and entrée meals let the good times keep rolling without interrupting your game. Take the family out for a night of pure fun, or crash at the bar for food and fun with friends — just like the locals do!

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Just miles away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain State Park, High Country Lanes is the perfect way to close out your trip to the Smokies. This high-energy bowling alley has been popular with locals for many years and has recently become a tourist attraction for families, couples, and nearby UNC Asheville students. This now-popular venue has a little something for everyone: great food, great games, and of course, great company.

As soon as you walk into the 12,000+ square foot building, you’ll be greeted with friendly, local faces ready and willing to help you have fun. Bowling games and shoe rentals are available all throughout the week, with unlimited bowling available during weekends.

If you’re in the mood for something other than bowling, there are plenty of other ways to have fun. High Country Lanes offers unlimited cornhole to all customers, as well as indoor dart throwing for folks of all ages. Just visit the front desk to pick up your bags and darts!

All this high energy making you hungry? No worries! High Country Lanes have a full bar and kitchen menu to meet every craving. Appetizers are a great option for folks in a snacker mood, although full entrées and sides are always available. Whether you’re in the mood for crunchy nachos or a plate of cheesy mozzarella sticks, you’ll find yourself in the perfect position to sate your hunger’s hankering.

Some local favorites at High Country Lanes include:

The App Trio Sampler
If you can’t pick just one snack, why not choose three? The App Trio Sampler is perfect for the grazer who wants to sample a bit of everything. Enjoy hot and fresh chicken tenders, golden brown mozzarella sticks, and snappy fried pickles along with your choice of dressing!

Mini Corn Dogs
A North Carolina classic, mini corn dogs evoke the spirit of the South with their thick-battered breading and succulent seasonings. Dip these bite-sized snacks into ranch or blue cheese dressing to complete the flavor profile. Don’t forget your drink!

Mushroom Swiss Burger
Give into your cravings with the perfect blend of seasoned beef, melted cheese, and umami mushrooms. The quarter-pound patty is enough to satisfy even the hungriest appetite and is topped with all the fixings you need for a satisfying bite. Combined with a side of hot fries, this burger is just what you need to make a winning strike!

Fried Pickles
If you’ve never tried fried pickles before, High Country Lanes is the place to be! The golden, satisfying heat of the breading gives way to the pleasing crunch of the pickle, all complete with your favorite choice of dipping sauce. You won’t be leaving with leftovers!

Customizable Pizza
Nothing says fun quite like pizza. Enjoy fresh, hot, and satisfying cheese and pepperoni pizzas that please even the pickiest eater, with options for individual slices if you don’t want a full meal. Order with a lemonade or sweet tea to top off the night in style.

Whether you’re out with the family or looking for fun with friends, High Country Lanes is Boone’s local place to play!

Insider Tips:
– Did you know High Country Lanes also offers parties? Bowlers of all ages are welcome to book a lane for the folks they love. Be sure to call in advance — the place fills up fast!
– If you’re in the mood for something different, why not try out Cosmic Bowling? This unique spin on the American classic starts every night at 6:30 PM (except Thursdays). Gather up a big crew and get ready for some fun!
– High Country Lanes enjoys a full patio for cornhole, outdoor eating, and even live music. Stay up to date with their social media accounts and keep an eye out for the next band!