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The Appalachian Bucket List

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at App State chapter.

As senior year is winding down for some, and just another year is winding down for others, it is time to think about the things we want to experience before we leave our little college town! I asked some fellow mountaineers what they would have on their Appstate bucket list and compiled a long list of fun things to do before you leave. Whether you are leaving in May or are here for another couple years, here is your App State Bucket List:

1. Take “that” picture at Rough Ridge

2. Sing karaoke at Galileo’s

3. Go camping

4. Watch a Quidditch match 

5. Drink a beer at Appalachian Mountain Brewery

6. Jump off a waterfall (or 5)

7. Jump off the dam

8. Buy coffee for a stranger in the Wired Scholar or Crossroads

9. Attend the 1st Friday King Street Art Crawl

10. Study Abroad

11. Tube down the river

12. Participate in Homecoming events

13. Eat at all the local restaurants at least once

14. Ride the train at Tweetsie Railroad

15. Own at least one Macado’s holiday pint glass

16. Participate in Polar Plunge

17. Write your own Appstate Confession/Crush

18. Watch the sunrise/sunset on the parkway

19. Play a game of mini golf on 105

20. Get a picture with the chancellor

21. Get a picture with Yosef

22. Learn to slack line

23. Eat a dish of interesting animal meat at the Gamekeeper

24. Get a free shamrock tattoo at Speakeasy

25. Get involved in at least one awesome organization on campus

26. Go on an Alternative Service Experience trip

27. Get lost in the smaller towns around Boone (Linville, Banner Elk, etc.)

28. Hike to the top of Howard’s Knob

29. Do the trailer park bar crawl in one night (Tapp, Klondike, Parthenon)

30. Go to Taco Tuesday…. and Wednesday

31. Get late night Boone Bagelry

32. Make a day trip to Asheville

33. Go to a concert at Legends

34. Walk across the stage in convocation in your cap and gown and realize you went to the greatest university ever!

What have we left off? Leave your comment of what else would be on our bucket list below!

Senior Advertising major, Art minor at Appalachian State University.