Regional. 10-county Visitor Center/Rest Area for Northwest North Carolina. You'll find information for Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Iredell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. Going through LEED Gold Level Certification. Gain personal assistance and detailed information on unique regional attractions, lodging, events, and shopping while enjoying regional arts and crafts exhibited. Stretch or walk your dog and enjoy the scenery on the Nature Trail that takes you on an .8-mile loop around the facility.