Guide to Game Days
Tips from the Jones House
Planning on visiting Boone for a Appalachian football game and don't know what to do before and after the game? Well, you're in luck! Here are some suggestions about what to see and do on game days in Boone.
Parking Tips for Game Day
On your trip to Boone for ASU game days, make sure to carefully read all signage and review all parking regulations before parking in downtown. Click here for a printable map of downtown Boone and a list of downtown businesses.
During the 2018 football season, all on-street parking and parking lots will operate under a regular Saturday or weekday enforcement schedule. Tailgating is permitted but alcohol is not permitted in public lots and parking spaces. On-street meters are $1.00 an hour for up to two (2) hours, and visitors may return to their meter to add more time as needed. The pay-station lots on Depot and King streets offer multi-hour parking for $1.00 an hour. The pay stations in these lots accept coins, debit and credit cards.
Parking enforcement for public lots and spaces runs Monday-Saturday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Parking is FREE at all meters after 5:00 PM Monday-Saturday and on Sundays.
If you receive a citation and have a question or concern please contact McLaurin Parking at 828.264.2645. If you would like to appeal your citation please write your appeal and deliver or mail it to Boone Town Hall - McLaurin Parking 567 W. King St., Boone, NC 28607. Look for parking ambassadors with neon vests throughout the day on game days for questions about parking.
For more information about parking/tailgating near the stadium, check out Explore Boone's Game Day parking page.
Please note, private lots have their own rules and regulations for parking. They have the authority to boot/tow any vehicle at their discretion.
The Jones House
Any trip to Boone is not complete without a visit to the historic Jones House! The Jones House serves as the Town of Boone's cultural and community center. The home and property were donated to the Town in the early 1980's by Mazie Jean Jones Levenson, the daughter of Dr. John Walter Jones and Mattie Blackburn Jones who built the house in 1908. Mazie provided Boone with many gifts wrapped up in one. The Jones House is home to the Cultural Resources Department offices and hosts concerts for the public, art gallery spaces, music lessons, a old-time jam, and so much more. Come visit us during your trip to Boone!
Jones House Hours
604 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: 11:00 to 4:00 PM
Other Must-See Places
Make sure to visit the historic downtown Boone Post Office during your visit. Recently renovated by the Town of Boone, construction on the building was completed in 1940 and it is home to a beautiful mural by Alan Tompkins, the only surviving New Deal mural in northwest North Carolina. The mural depicts town namesake Daniel Boone. For more information about the mural and others like it, please visit the Appalachian Mural Trail website.
The Daniel Boone Park is one of Boone’s cultural gems. Located at the top of Horn in the West Drive, the park offers special events, stunning views, and a number of family-friendly activities. It is home to the gorgeous scenery of the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, Jaycee Park provides a playground for our younger patrons while the historic Strawberry Hill overlook grants visitors a breathtaking view of Boone. On Saturdays May to November, park is home to the Watauga County Farmer’s Market and in summer the park’s Daniel Boone Amphitheater houses the Horn in the West outdoor drama. Stop by today to see what the park has to offer.
Rivers Park is one of the Town of Boone's many parks. The Rivers Property was built in 1929 by Robert Campbell Rivers, Jr., the first publisher of Boone’s Watauga Democrat Newspaper as well as publisher of the Blowing Rock Rocket and Avery Journal in Newland. The family donated the property to the Town as a piece of local history. The park is home to the Daniel Boone monument and "Baby", North Carolina's Champion sugar maple tree.