Bryson City Bicycles - Bike shop with both road and mountain bike rentals.
Mountain & road biking - Area trail and bike rental information.
Tsali Recreation Area - Complete trail information.
Harrah's Cherokee Casino - 24-hour gaming, restaurants and entertainment venue
Museum of the Cherokee Indian - An educational and interactive experience that retraces the 11,000 year history of the Cherokees.
Oconaluftee Indian Village - You’re transported back to witness the challenges of Cherokee life in the 1760s.
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual - The oldest Native American Arts cooperative in the US. Pottery, basket weaving, carving, and tool-making on display and for sale.
"Unto These Hills" Outdoor Drama - Traces the Cherokee people through the eons, through the zenith of their power, through the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears, ending in the present day.
DRIVING, RIDING & HIKING
Appalachian Trail - 88 miles of trails in NC. Explore the Nantahala, Cheoah Bald and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Blue Ridge Parkway - "America's Favorite Drive" starts in Cherokee. Beautiful mountain vistas, wildflowers, hiking, picnicking.
Cades Cove - Lush valley surrounded by mountains. Wildlife sitings, historic buildings.
Cataloochee Valley - Elk can be seen regularly in the fields, especially in the early morning and evening hours. Other wildlife commonly spotted include bear, deer, and turkeys.
Cherohala Skyway - Scenic 50 mile drive from Robbinsville NC to Tellico Plains TN. Leisurely drive with overlooks; highest elevation 5,400 ft.
Deals Gap - Tail of the Dragon - 118 curves in 11 miles. Perfect for sports cars and motorcycles.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) - Hiking, beautiful vistas including Clingman's Dome observation tower.
Guided walks and hikes in the Smokies - Tours
for all ages and activity levels.
Hiking - Easily accessible area hiking trails.
Horseback riding - Stables for guided rides, or bring your own horse.
Nantahala Village Riding Stables -- Horseback
riding in the Nantahala National Forest.
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest - One and two-mile loop trails through virgin timber forest.
Slickrock Creek Wilderness Area - Trails pass through forests, by waterfalls and cascades.
Snowbird Wilderness Area - Great creek fishing
for native trout.
FISHING & BOATING
N.C. Interactive Fishing Map - Created by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Comission, this interactive map will help you find fishing holes and includes information on the type of fish, directions and more.
Boat Rental On Fontana Lake - Pontoon and 20 hp boat rentals at closest marina to Bryson City.
Fishing Lakes & Streams - Fly fishing in mountain streams, lake fishing, fishing guides.
Fontana Lake & Dam - 29 mile long lake with 238 miles of shoreline. Fishing, boating, water-skiing.
Lake Santeetlah - Fishing, boating, swimming beach, picnicking.
Up Close Outfitters - The Carolina's Premier Fishing and Hunting Guide Service
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The Fun Factory- Games, mini golf, bowling, go-carts, laser tag, restaurants and more.
Santa's Land Fun Park and Zoo - Amusement park rides, petting zoo, Santa's Workshop.
Cherokee Fun Park - Go Karts, Mini Golf, Specialty Rides and More!.
Sequoyah National Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones II designed 18-hole, par 72 course.
Smoky Mountain Country Club - Thomas Walker designed 18-hole, par 70 course.
Biltmore House and Gardens - Vanderbilt home, gardens and winery.
Mountain Farm Museum - 100-plus-year-old log house and farm buildings.
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Music in the Mountains on Saturday Nights - Bryson City Train Depot, 6:30 - 8 pm, June - October. Free.
Smoky Mtn Center for Performing Arts - Nationally known musicians and entertainers.
Stecoah Valley Center Gallery & Music - Summer music series in renovated schoolhouse. Artisans gallery open all year.
Nantahala Brewing Company - People have enjoyed and socialized over beer for over 10,000 years. That tradition continues at Bryson City’s own craft brewery. The Nantahala Brewing Company hosts a family and pet friendly taproom & open air deck. With over a dozen original ales & beers on tap at any time, including seasonal and one-off special brews, there is sure to be one to tempt your thirst. You can even take home a growler of your favorite Nantahala Brew. Most weekends feature live “music on tap” and there are always sports on the big screens.
For current news and new brews, check out their website NantahalaBrewing.com
Phone: (828) 488-BEER (2337)
OUTDOOR TOURS & RIDES
Jet boat rides on Fontana Lake - 30-40 minute boat rides and hike/ride/picnic packages.
Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours - 11 zip line sections, 5 sky bridges soar over 20 scenic acres.
Wildwater Jeep Tours - 2 hour waterfalls tour in the Nantahala Gorge area.
RAFTING & TUBING
Endless River Adventures - White water rafting, fly fishing, kayaking and more
Nantahala Outdoor Center - Rafting and kayaking, restaurants, shops, bike rentals.
Wild Water Rafting - Class I - III rapids over 8 miles of fun.
Raft with kids on the Tuckaseigee - Family rafting - fun & adventure for children as young as 4.
Tubing - Deep Creek & Oconaluftee - Mountain tubing - an easy float or a wild whitewater ride.
SCENIC TRAIN & MUSEUM
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad - Excursions for any age, theme events, dinner trains.
Smoky Mountain Train Museum - 7,000 Lionel™ engines, cars and accessories, impressive operating layout, children’s activity center.
Cataloochee Ski Area - Fourteen slopes and trails that are 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, and 25% advanced to expert.
Avanti a Mobile Spa - Swedish or hot stone massage packages. We come to you!
Fusions Healing Center & Spa - 10% Off All Services for GSCR guests. Yoga, massages, facials and more!
NC Smokies Waterfalls - Easily accessible WNC waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, & Highlands NC areas.