North Carolina Attractions
Planning a visit to North Carolina? The Great Smoky Mountains have much to offer those who are looking for a quiet escape into nature. With plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors, from hiking to zip lining, and with charming towns full of flavor – you are sure to find activities that suit your vacation needs.
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.
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Through exhibits and videos, you`ll learn about legendary “Stream Blazers”, the evolution of rods and reels, basic knots, fly-tying, types of gear, types of gamefish, regional fishing waters, and the history of fly fishing in the Southeast.
Location: 210 Main Street, Bryson City, NC 28713
Adventure by train on the historic Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Offering scenic Nantahala Gorge and Tuckasegee River Excursions, and other specialty packages like `Beer Tastin` at the Stations` and `Tarzan Train`. Complete with boxed lunch options for tours and full-service all-adult first class meal service there is something for everyone to enjoy!
After the original Highway 288 was buried under the waters of Fontana Lake in the 1940s, the National Park Service promised to reroute the highway along the north shore of the lake through the park. The lake project displaced more than a thousand families and cut off access to family cemeteries. Construction of six miles of the road was completed in the early 1970s. But environmental issues stopped construction and started years of debate about completion. In 2010, the project was finally put to rest and Swain County accepted a $52 million payment from the federal government not to complete the road.
Location: Old Highway 288