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Horn in the West

591 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4283
+1 828-264-2120
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Outdoor drama

Was disappointed that the play did not really elaborate on more specifics of the Revolutionary War... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Gastonia, North Carolina
Best Tour Guide Ever!

We were visiting the adjacent Farmers' Market and noticed the authentic log cabins so we walked to... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Boone, North Carolina
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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 and preserves the diverse cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Centered around Daniel Boone and the fight for American Independence, SAHA engages individuals through historical education and cultural entertainment.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“outdoor drama” (24 reviews)
“daniel boone” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
591 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4283
+1 828-264-2120
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Was disappointed that the play did not really elaborate on more specifics of the Revolutionary War. The acoustics were not very good. Even though it is comendible that many people gave of their time and effort, was overall disappointed.

Thank DCW0711
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We were visiting the adjacent Farmers' Market and noticed the authentic log cabins so we walked to the entrance. We started chatting with the attendants wearing period dress and became interested in the stories of the pioneers who built the cabins (relocated to this spot)....More

2  Thank MountainGuy22
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The show is comprised of an average staff. They are good, but not amazing. I thought the story needed work also. Not completely true to life, very close though. The stage was mediocre on some topics, nice on others. The dinner was ok, I would...More

Thank Rob W
Steve C, Board volunteer at Horn in the West, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Dear Rob, Thank you for the review. If you got in for $15 you got a deal as regular prices start at $24. Horn is a classic example of doing a lot with less. The production does not receive Fed. or State monies and depends...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We came here in a large group. The costumed interpreters did an excellent job of explaining the history of the area before we ate our meal. The play was very enjoyable with talented actors. I would return to see it again.

Thank MissFergus
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Maybe my expectations were too high, but I saw this play 35 years ago as a boy, and loved it. ( I remember buying a Daniel boone coonskin hat and wooden rifle) I was really excited to be able to take my own family this...More

1  Thank flapol2017
Steve C, Board volunteer at Horn in the West, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your interest in Horn in the West. We are always interested in constructive comments which provides one way to improve the show. We are in the process of honing the script and looking forward to next season.

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

It's hard to put Horn In The West into words because it is an incredible entertainment experience. It is an outdoor play/musical about Daniel Boone & the American Revolution. The live action is both intense & amazing, you really feel as though you are back...More

Thank DopplerDaveTN
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Fabulous story, great cast and gives you a taste of the history of this mountainous area. Sitting outside in the evening is the best! You can meander around their shops and museum setting.

Thank bonniewest2017
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Don't miss this reenactment of Daniel Boone' North Carolina experience. It's educational, entertaining, very professional. Loved it! The actress that played the judges wife was hilarious

1  Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We had a great evening at the outdoor drama Horn in the West. Make sure you plan time to visit the living history museum and listen to the guides during the visit...it made the play easier to understand for my son. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank mbarrier
Reviewed 24 July 2017

we went to see the show on our last night in Boone and we are really glad we did! it was a lot better then anticipated, good story, good acting and enough action. Also glad that we arrived an hour earlier and where able to...More

1  Thank TheRiversideLodge
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30 July 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
25 June 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.
17 January 2017|
Response from Michelle L | Property representative |
Hi Femommy, 2017 performances run June 23 through August 5. We hope you will join us, possibly around Independence Day weekend, when we celebrate 18th century style with a reading of the Declaration of Independence! Phone... More