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Mast General Store

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Address: Highway 194, Valle Crucis, NC
Phone Number:
+1 828-963-6511
07:00 - 18:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

An old-fashioned country store with many unique items for sale.

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Great Little Store

Enjoyed looking at the variety they had. Bought a few souvenirs. The highlight for the whole family was the candy room!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Emily E
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Enjoyed looking at the variety they had. Bought a few souvenirs. The highlight for the whole family was the candy room!

Thank Emily E
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

At the Mast General Store Annex on 194 (not the original location on 194) you will find the Candy Barrel - fill your basket with vintage or modern day sweet favorites, pay by the weight of your haul! You will also find region-inspired clothing for all ages and genders, with the upstairs (including glorious creaks in the wood) being dedicated... More 

Thank Jennifer P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome fun. Go every time I'm in town! Reminds me of simple times in life. Take everyone there with me and they all love it! A must on things to do.

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Castlewood, Virginia, United States
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you love older items or rare things you haven't seen in quite some time, then Mast General Store is your place. This place is filled with items of years passed. You could spend minutes or you can spend hours looking around & enjoying this store. It's annex store is just down the road & is just as great. I... More 

Thank Jimmy H
Jupiter, Florida
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Good old time general mercantile. A lot of toy, clothing, Nick snacks fro times past. A fun place to browse. Cup of coffee is a nickle !

Thank mark j
Pearland, Texas
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95 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

An old time variety store with many items my mom had when I was a child. They also have items of local charm- t-shirts, clothes and shoes. Staff is friendly and helpful. Barrels of old time candies. Novelty items that make great gifts - got some bought! The prices are reasonable also.

Thank Terry M
North Carolina
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It is an old timey store with lots of things to see. We enjoy going and seeing all they have to offer.

Thank Barbarainnc
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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216 reviews
133 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Anyone who visits the original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis should go first - to take in the wonderful atmosphere and history, and second - to shop. Forget others complaints about how much something might cost - and you'd be surprised at how reasonable items are - and instead spend most of your visit marveling at the pot-bellied stove... More 

Thank Gryfudd
Brandon, Florida
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A must stop when in NW Carolina. Mixture of old Americana with high tech outdoors wear and candy. Sure some stuff is pricey, but it is worth the experience.

Thank TampaTornado
Sarasota, Florida
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I read online reviews how quaint and nostalgic this store was and was very disappointed that it was commercialized so much. Not at all what I expected. It was a cool store just not the experience I drove this far to see. Other than the old fashioned candy, you can get that stuff a lot of places. Also, the traffic... More 

Thank Janet8249

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