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Horn in the West

Open today: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Very entertaining and historically accurate

Horn in the West is the story of the first white settlers in East Tennessee and Western North... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Greensboro, North Carolina
Great outdoor museum and playhouse.

A small theater group but very well performed. The musicality and the content of the play was... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Gail C
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Produced since 1952 by Southern Appalachian Historical Association, Inc. 501(C)3, "Horn in the West" is a tale of the birth of a great nation and the courageous efforts of the founding pioneers. Southern Appalachian Historical Association celebrates...more
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591 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4283
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Horn in the West is the story of the first white settlers in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. It covers the story of a Revolutionary War patriot who fled to the high country, led by Daniel Boone. The mountains are cool in the evening...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank SouthernBred59
Reviewed August 9, 2018

A small theater group but very well performed. The musicality and the content of the play was interesting and very unique in an outdoor setting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gail C
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The theatre location was very interesting and rustic, but getting down dozens of steps to your seat is tough. We bought the VIP tickets which gave us a reserved seat, popcorn (stale) and a drink as well as seat cushions. Guess we should have taken...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JoyeC
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This was an historically interesting production, but with only two exceptions, the acting was sub-par.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Audrey M
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Every American should see this play. It reflects a time that recent generations have forgotten. The actors are dedicated to providing first-rate performances on the dedication and sacrifices made to found our nation. Prior to the performance, a living museum is provided by volunteers dedicated...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MufeGwen
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent way to spend an evening. The kids will learn some history while having fun. This has been going on for years and just gets better every time you visit. Well worth making a special trip just to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank glendale215
Reviewed July 23, 2018

What a great show! The music and choreography were very fine -- the company is talented at a professional level. Sets and costumes very well done. We loved the outdoor setting and were quite comfortable in our seats, although it should be noted that seat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank dlg6422
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Excellent performance. We got the VIP tickets and it was worth it. Cushions in the chairs, up close, and included drinks and popcorn. So impress with the actors and story. If you are in Boone this is a must see

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tdpresnell
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are both history buffs and thoroughly enjoyed this outdoor drama. The actors did a great job portraying what life was like during the 1780’s when we were fighting for our freedom. I highly recommend spending the extra on tickets for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank K2518RYcarlad
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the play. The actors did a fine job portraying how we were willing to give all for freedom. Very well done!!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 7selenaf
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June 22, 2018|
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Response from Steve C | Property representative |
Janie, opening night was last night. Every Wed. rest of season. I believe it's $12
July 29, 2017|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure. They do have bandicapped parking. The path to the ampitheater is wide and paved, But there are steps to the seating area. You might want to contact them with your question. They're very nice and helpful
June 24, 2017|
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Response from _stantonsanders | Reviewed this property |
Once you are inside there is a snack shack. But you can also purchase a meal with your tickets. The meal that we had was catered by the Dan'l Boone restaurant.