Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, Rosman

#84 of 103 in Museums in North Carolina Mountains
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) (pronounced perry) is a non-profit astronomical observatory located in the Pisgah National Forest near Balsam Grove, North Carolina. PARI operates multiple radio telescopes and optical telescopes for research and teaching purposes. The observatory is affiliated with the University of North Carolina system through the Pisgah Astronomical Research and Science Educational Center (PARSEC).
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  • I loved the Gem room. The NASA stuff is ok, not alot of it. Good way to spend the day. The view is amazing from the observation platforms. The signage could be better, it was definitely hard to...  more »
  • Super cool place. Some really interesting exhibits and the staff was very knowledgeable. Will definitely be coming back
  • Amazing overnight trip with my son! Staff were great, food was delicious and cabins were exceptional. We would not change anything, it was perfect!

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