Updated October 10, 2019 to correct some link issues.
I generally find looking for theme posts the most challenging. Not always as sometimes I will check out one of my favorite sites (Roadside America, Atlas Obscura, etc.) and a choice will pop out right away. I switched to going with different areas of the state for the state theme posts.
Last week, I was in central/eastern North Carolina. This week I decided to focus on far western North Carolina. I went to Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_North_Carolina to see what was in Cherokee County, nothing sparked my interest so I checked out Graham County. To my surprise, I found Graham County Museum of Prehistoric Relics; it’s not listed with links on Wikipedia. That was intriguing as usually there’s a link to a website even if there’s not a Wikipedia article. It’s located in Fontana Dam, North Carolina. I chose Graham County Museum of Prehistoric Relics/The Hike Inn as this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post.
The Inn is cash or personal check only. Initially, it was hard to find information on my least favorite search engine about the museum. Note: the Inn is only for hikers and requires reservations. It is pretty small (4 rooms with 1 – 2 hikers/room). It is not a hostel.
Not seeing a lot on the museum.
Not to be confused with Hike Inn in Georgia: https://hike-inn.com/.
Official website: http://www.thehikeinn.com/ (seems to be broken when I tried it on my laptop and cell phone) Wayback Machine to the rescue yet again – https://web.archive.org/web/20190102113646/http://www.thehikeinn.com/. According to one of the Wayback Machine links, don’t use Car or Truck GPS based on the Street Address – GPS coordinates below under Location; I used the street address on Google Maps: Google Maps Fontana Dam, North Carolina (Street View available that shows how small it is).
Related site, based on information from the Wayback Machine: http://main.nc.us/graham/
Asheville Guidebook: http://www.ashevilleguidebook.com/wnc/cultural-attractions/graham_county_museum_of_prehistoric_relics.htm (some information needs updating!)
Atlas Obscura: No listing located https://www.atlasobscura.com/
Foursquare: No listing located https://foursquare.com/
Google Maps: Google Maps Fontana Dam, North Carolina (same link as above)
Inspirock: No listing located https://www.inspirock.com/; closest thing was the Fontana Store: https://www.inspirock.com/united-states/fontana-dam/fontana-general-store-a8268991247
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1006351842736761/hike-inn/ (mix of Hike Inn in Fontana Dam, NC and the Georgia Hike Inn)
Linkedin: No listing located http://www.linkedin.com/
Only In Your State: No listing located https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/,
Roadside America: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/ (No location listed)
RoadTrippers: No listing located https://www.roadtrippers.com/
Silly America: No listing located https://sillyamerica.com/
Smoky Mountain News: https://www.smokymountainnews.com/travel-guide/item/23989-wnc-museums
Snapchat: No listing located https://www.snapchat.com/
Strange Carolinas: https://www.strangecarolinas.com/ (No listing located)
This is my South: No listing located https://www.thisismysouth.com/
Trip Advisor: No listing located https://www.tripadvisor.com/; closest was https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1238248-d124637-Reviews-Fontana_Dam_Visitors_Center-Great_Smoky_Mountains_National_Park_North_Carolina.html and https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g49140-d226731-r661503930-Fontana_Village_Resort-Fontana_Dam_North_Carolina.html
Tumblr: No listing located https://www.tumblr.com/
Twitch channel or search: No listing located – https://www.twitch.tv/
Twitter: No listing located, but for the Dam https://twitter.com/search?q=Fontana%20Dam&src=typed_query
Vimeo channel or search: https://vimeo.com/355155187 (close)
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/ (no listing located)
briefly mentioned on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_North_Carolina (same link as above)
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Hike+Inn+Fontana+Dam (may have to look through as some are the Georgia Hike Inn and others are the North Carolina Hike Inn)
Past North Carolina Thursdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/north-carolina-thursdays/