Our historic facility and impressive NASA-grade optical and radio telescopes draw both curious travelers and esteemed scientists from around the world. With the Pisgah Forest in our backyard, PARI is the perfect destination for those looking for outdoor adventures like hiking, fly-fishing, river rafting and exploring our many surrounding waterfalls. PARI’s ridge-top views provide the perfect venue to experience Autumn’s burst of color. PARI is an internationally certified DARK SKY PARK, only one of two in North Carolina, providing night filled with far away stars and brilliant flashes of meteors.
Overnight weekend special events or retreats for friends, family, clubs, community,
and corporate groups.