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Most of Our Attractions Are Perfectly Natural

If you value the rugged beauty and history of the Southern Appalachians, you be richly rewarded with a visit to the North Carolina Smokies. Bryson City is a quiet country town surrounded by scenic mountains, rushing creeks and rivers, a placid lake — and none of the carnival atmosphere associated with our Tennessee neighbors.

Bryson City is centrally located in the middle of Western North Carolina’s vast outdoor playground, a great spot for dozens of fabulous day trips. Area attractions.


Name Origins of Places, Rivers and Mountains in the NC Smokies

Spend any time in the Smokies and you’re bound to encounter a lot of names unique to the area.

Great Reasons To Visit The North Carolina Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park info

Unique shops and galleries info

Lots of special events info

Spectacular mountain views

Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River info

Mountain biking at Tsali info

Boating and fishing on Lake Fontana info

Legendary trout streams info

Cherokee Indian Reservation info

The Blue Ridge Parkway info

Curvy roads at the Deal’s Gap “Dragon” info

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad info

Crystal waterfalls info

Hiking trails info

Great restaurants info

Wineries & breweries info

Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

Karen Proctor
Executive Director


Visitor Guide pages

Order a free Visitor Guide featuring Bryson City and the North Carolina Smokies