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Mast General Store

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Address: Highway 194, Valle Crucis, NC
Phone Number:
+1 828-963-6511
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07:00 - 18:30
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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An old-fashioned country store with many unique items for sale.

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A CHARMING STEP BACK IN TIME

Visited the Mast General Store during a weekend stay in Blowing Rock. It's a store that time forgot selling many brands of toys, candy, soda and novelties from our childhoods in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kristine B
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Mast General Store during a weekend stay in Blowing Rock. It's a store that time forgot selling many brands of toys, candy, soda and novelties from our childhoods in an authentic old general store. It was a highlight of the weekend!

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Thank Kristine B
North Carolina
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289 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is just fun! I just love the old pot bellied stove in the Original Mast Store. Often you can hear a local bluegrass band performing. Cast iron, speckle ware, food items (local jams, jellies, honey, grits, pickles, etc.), shoes and boots galore! It's always a "most do"!

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Thank cattailcruiser
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, cattailcruiser. I love it when the bluegrass bands perform too. Visit again soon! More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest, best and most original general store we can remember visiting inthe delightful are of Valle Crusis!

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Thank john and linda h
Tennessee
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great store in a beautiful historic location. If you like the candy and treats you grew up with, this is the place for you.

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Thank Tennbidder
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

We know the way to your heart, Tennbidder! Come back soon for more candy! More 

hallsboro,nc
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

enjoy seeing the old/antique things; there are candies I buy there @ the bulk barrel candy store that I have not found anywhere else;

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Thank phyllisr1313
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

phyllisr1313, I would love to know which candies are your favorites! I hope you continue to enjoy your visits. Come back again soon! More 

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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Located in gorgeous Valle Crucis, Mast General Store is a must-see. They have everything you can think of--like an old fashioned general store. Love the candy section with candies from the past, present and the hard to find. You never know what you might find there. When you are done shopping, sit on the back porch and listen to music... More 

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Thank Nanskerdoodles
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Gee, thanks Nanskerdoodles! Your words painted a beautiful picture of Mast Store and Valle Crucis, NC. You must have enjoyed your experience here and that makes us happy because that's our goal. More 

Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Located in beautiful Valle Crucis near the Great Smokies National Park, this store has something for everyone. It is an outfitter store handling many excellent brands of equipment and clothing for all outdoor activities. It has toys, books, snacks, candy, and handmade gifts. There are rocking chairs on back porch where you can relax and enjoy a rootbeer and conversation.... More 

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Thank Bobbie B
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Bobbie B, We're so glad you were able to enjoy your root beer on the back porch. The Blue Ridge Mountains are beautiful and we never take that view for granted. Come back when you're ready for another root beer because we keep it stocked and cold! More 

Columbus, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love visiting here. So nostalgic. I enjoy looking around and of course find something to huy that brings back memories. Weather it be a childhood book, toy or old style candy. I wish the icecream shop was open in winter. I also had no idea all the womens clothes were at the annex. I bought a great pair of... More 

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Thank Susan C
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Susan C. Sometimes the best part about shopping is when you find something completely unexpected! Enjoy those boots! More 

Walkertown, North Carolina
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105 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed perusing the stock here, a true general store. The variety here is quite interesting and worth the time. A truly interesting history available too

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Thank Linda_S_King
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We come back here every time we visit the area. My teenage daughter loves it for the candy. I come back for the great value. They have great sales. Love the place!!!!!

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Thank Teresa B
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

I'm so happy you stopped in for a visit, Teresa. We like to say that Mast General Store has something for everyone - from teenaged daughters to moms who are looking for a good deal! More 

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