Things to Do at PARI
Visit the past . . .
Explore the future
Tucked into the scenic mountains of the Pisgah National Forest, the 200-acre PARI campus is a former NASA facility packed with activities for people of all ages.
You’ll see the massive 26m radio telescopes that tracked our first satellites during the infancy of the U.S. space program. These historic instruments are used today to probe the far reaches of outer space.
Enjoy scenic mountain views, hike nature trails, see Space Shuttle artifacts and satellites, visit a world-class collection of rare minerals and meteorites— and more, much more!!!