Tourist Attractions

Almond Boat & RV Park
1165 Almond Boat Park Rd
Bryson City, NC
28713

Located on Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Almond Boat and RV Park invites you to “Come relax and enjoy the Smokies!” We offer pontoon rentals, boat rentals, cabin rentals, RV park rentals, boat storage, bait, fishing and hunting licenses. Located ten miles outside of Bryson City, NC on a paved road with easy access for motorcyclists and RVs.

828-488-6423
828-488-8175
Bryson City Bicycles
157 Everett St
Bryson City, NC
28713

Known for their fun friendly staff, local trail knowledge, and expert mechanics, Bryson City Bicycles is a fully stocked shop that caters to all ages and skill levels from families to racers. You can rent and buy bikes, have top-notch repairs and service done as you wait, get the local scoop on trails, races and rides, and shop for fun, unique gift items including the largest selection of exclusive Tsali products. Need maps and information, clothes, helmets, kids? gear? We?ve got you covered. Located on Everett St. in the heart of downtown, we?re here to help make your trip truly memorable. Bryson City Bicycles was named ?One of America?s Best Bike Shops? in 2014 & 2015 and was awarded the InterBike Award for ?Best Mountain Bike Shop of 2015?.

828.488.1988
Cherokee Historical Association
564 Tsali Blvd (HWY 441)
Cherokee, NC

CHA presents the Oconaluftee Indian Village & the outdoor drama Unto These Hills. Visit the recreated 1750s-era Cherokee Village. Regular tours by Cherokee guides present history, crafts, early homes and demonstrations of beadwork, pottery, blowguns, and much more in a beautiful forest setting. Mid-May through October. Unto These Hills tells the history of the Cherokee people from about 1540 through their forced removal from this area in the late 1830s. June-August; check the website for exact dates. General admission seating.

828-497-2111
Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Catch-out Pond
3365 Cooper Creek Rd
Bryson City, NC

This full service trout farm offers all the amenities in a beautiful mountain setting that includes hiking trails, waterfalls, and picnic tables. No license required, no limit, and all fishing equipment is provided. Guided fishing tours are also available. Stay an hour or the entire day!

828-488-2500
Deep Creek Tubing and Mining Company
1090 West Deep Creek Rd.
Bryson City, NC

Deep Creek Tube Center Mining Company is the only gem mine in Bryson City. Located at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground; open April through October. Different size bags of gem dirt for sale at the campground store. Covered flume allows you to mine rain or shine. Who knows what you might find!

828-488-6055
Fontana Guide Services
3336 Balltown Rd
Bryson City, NC
28713

Be our guest on beautiful Fontana Lake. Relax and enjoy breathtaking views, sunsets, waterfalls, rivers and wildlife from our spacious pontoon boat. Choose a half or full day trip of any kind, or customize your own. Sightseeing, fishing, sunset, swimming, & fall leaf trips available. Great for birthday parties, corporate groups, honeymooners, & families, with something for every budget. Dogs welcome! HD photos & videos of your trip available on request. Let us guide your one-of-a-kind Fontana Lake experience.

 

828-736-2318
Fontana Marina
300 Woods Rd.
Fontana Dam, NC
28733

Fontana Marina offers a full line of services for the enjoyment of Fontana Lake including watercraft rentals, free boat launch, a ship store, fishing tackle and license, lake tours and more. Pontoon boat shuttle service is available for backcountry enthusiasts wishing to explore the southern rim of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

828-498-2129
Fun Factory in the Smokies
1024 Georgia Rd
Franklin, NC

A 56,000-square-foot family entertainment center with 100+ arcade games, mini golf, the area?s largest go cart track, bowling, laser tag, pizza buffet, fine dining and more!

828-349-8888
Great Smoky Mountain Bait & Tackle
4740 Hwy 19W
Bryson City, NC
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Fully stocked with all of your fishing needs. Great Smoky Mountain Bait & Tackle has everything you would need for a fishing excursion except the boat. We have a large stock of rods and reels and are a fully stocked bait shop. North Carolina annual and day pass fishing license sold here. Lake Fontana maps available.

828-488-8920
828-488-0545
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
226 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC

Scenic rail excursions through a remote corner of North Carolina into river gorges, across valleys and through tunnels carved out of mountains. Excursions include Nantahala Gorge, Dinosaur Train, Polar Express, Mystery Theatre Dinner Train and other themed events. Your excursion includes admission to Smoky Mountains Train Museum, with its collection of 7,000 Lionel engines, cars and accessories, impressive operating layout and children’s activity center.

800-872-4681
828-488-7000