Guests are first welcomed into a courtyard filled with native plants, and pergolas . Inside guest will find a mock replica of the famous stair case in the film Dirty Dancing where they can pose for a great photo opportunity. Also inside of the Welcome Center guest can actually see a foundation rock from the 1987 Dirty Dancing Film Site! The walls are lined with brochures offering guest information on current events, outdoor activities, trail maps, area maps and much more! A film history display showcases info on Dirty Dancing, filmed in Lake Lure, and Last of the Mohicans, filmed in Chimney Rock, as well as other films. The “History Room” includes a wall-sized timeline of local heritage that visitors can experience along with historic maps, area stories and folklore and local culture. Free Travel Guides available along with information for lodging, dining, and local activities.