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“fried chicken”(21 reviews)
“biscuits”(20 reviews)
“rafting trip”(49 reviews)
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Edge of the World in North Carolina is the family-friendly white water rafting, whitewater kayaking, and climbing leader. Rafting day trips include guides, equipment, free rapids reruns, and a home cooked lunch. The Barrow Family has been delighting...more
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394 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
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+1 855-634-9639
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We chose this company after looking at the website videos..we were NOT disappointed!! The bus trip to and from the river was a nonstop comedy show! The entire staff was hilarious! The homemade lunch was deeeeeelish! You won’t find better fried chicken or homemade lemonade...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank heatherj0hns0n
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks so much for this awesome review. We really appreciate it. Take care

Reviewed 3 September 2018

We took 10 of our friends and family to celebrate my 65th birthday. Everyone from age 12 - 65 thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only were the guides experiences on the river, they were hilarious ! I have never laughed so hard. The lunch was fun,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

You guys were so much fun to be with. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again sometime. Take care

Reviewed 2 September 2018

WOW, hard to know where to start. From the moment you walk into the shop it is game on. Jake, and Jib will keep you on your toes throughout the entire trip. The Bus ride is a Vegas show to and from the River. Once...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks so much for this great review. Take care and we hope to see you again sometime

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We had a great time! Lunch was very good and even my teenage boys got all they wanted to eat. Only rafting tour where you can run the rapids as many times as you want. Guides are very good and funny! Might cost a little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JimL473
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Cool! Thanks for choosing us for your rafting adventure. Take care

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This was our first time whitewater rafting and we couldn’t have picked a better company to take us. It was an amazing time, non-stop fun and laughter. Jake, Justin and Jib were our tour guides and they really made our time even more special!

Date of experience: August 2018
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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

We're so glad that you had a good time on our trip. Your family was so much fun. Thanks for joining us.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Wow, fun and laughter all the way. The best full day of our 3 week holiday in North Carolina. Fabulous family memories for us. Being able to re-ride the Anaconda rapid was such a bonus. The lunch was delicious, my daughter had thirds of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks so much Claudia, you guys were so much fun. Come see us again if you come back to the states. Take care

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Every aspect of our day with EOW was wonderful! Great vibe and very family friendly! Beautiful scenic river and non-stop fun with a great lunch. It’s all good! Thanks EOW and can’t wait to return!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobertMiami
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Awesome! Thanks so much for the review. See ya again next summer

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We did the Watauga River rafting trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guides Justin and Jake provided hilarious improv comedy on the bus rides to and from the river, then were consummate professionals at leading the rafting trip itself. The river is fairly tame, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks so much! We are truly blessed to get to spend time with families like yours. We hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Our guides, Levi, Garret and Jason were so entertaining and helpful!. They really added to the already fun rafting trip!! The water was so cold but we were having so much fun, we hardly noticed. A delicious picnic was served and pictures were taken of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda B
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks Linda. We really appreciate such a great review. Take care

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The team at Edge of the World provided a very professional but yet very welcomed not politically correct adventure. We laughed the entire time. The water is cold but we wore minimal polyester type shorts, and shirts (or not) and dried quickly between wet spots....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks for the review. We hope that you'll come see us again sometime. Take care

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Sign-up online or by calling. Meet at the designated time at the store in Banner Elk.
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Response from tundralover2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry answered for the wrong place. Don’t go here!!!!!! Go anywhere but here!!!! We went to the Ski Country place at Sugar Mountain. THEY are helpful. These people are unprofessional!
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Response from Kory G | Reviewed this property |
I would certainly sign up in advance, we took the 11am rafting trip and it was great. Back in time for a nice dinner in Banner Elk too
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