Don’t Let a Little Rain Dampen Your Fun

You come to the Smokies to enjoy the great outdoors — hiking, biking, boating, fishing. paddleboarding, horseback riding, zip lining and exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But what if it rains? Other than tubing or whitewater rafting (you’re going to get wet anyway), you’ll probably prefer some indoor activities. And we have plenty.

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Rainy Day Things to Do in the NC Smokies

BRYSON CITY

Downtown Bryson City
Why not spend a casual afternoon visiting our coffee shops, lounges, unique stores, or craft breweries? Or schedule a massage for the ultimate indoor relaxation?

Swain County Heritage Museum
Artifacts and information on the history of Swain County. Free admission.
Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm
2 Everett Street
828-488-7857

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Scenic excursions daily.
226 Everett Street
800-872-4681

Smoky Mountain Model Train Museum
Numerous operating layouts, activity center, and more.
226 Everett Street
866-914-5200

Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians
Exhibits, video, and more tracing the evolution of the sport in the Southeast. Free admission.
210 Main Street
800-867-9246

Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians
Enjoy the history of the Southern Appalachians through the art of storytelling and the making of crafts.
22 Fry Street
828-488-5705

Xscape Bryson City
Themed escape rooms. Solve puzzles to ‘escape.’
96 Greenlee St.
828-488-5333

Appalachian Rivers Aquarium
Opening Spring 2019
117 Island Street
828-488-3681

CHEROKEE

Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Travel through time and learn the history of the Cherokee Nation.
589 Tsali Boulevard
828-497-3481

Cherokee Phoenix Theatre
Six screens, stadium seating, game room. Open daily.
91 Sequoyah Trail
828-497-7384

UltraStar Multi-tainment Center
Located in Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, this entertainment center offers twenty-four lanes of bowling, arcade, and adult lounge. Open daily.
777 Casino Drive

MAGGIE VALLEY

Wheels Through Time Museum
All American motorcycle museum with over 300 displays.
Open Thursday–Monday, April thru Thanksgiving
2914 Soco Road
828-926-6266

FRANKLIN

The Factory
Fun for the whole family: games, indoor jump center, carousel, indoor mini golf.
1024 Georgia Road (US 441)
828-349-8888

Down Memory Lane Toy Museum
The collection consists of a large selection of Studebaker cars, trucks, military equipment and over 200 pieces of construction equipment.
51 Cowee School Drive
828-421-7280

Scottish Tartans Museum
Dedicated to the origins, history, and development of tartans, specifically the development of the kilt.
86 East Main Street
828-524-7472

CULLOWHEE

Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University
Celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the Southern Appalachians. Free admission.
176 Central Drive
828-227-7129

ASHEVILLE

Biltmore Estate
America’s Largest Home
Children 9 and under are free when accompanied with a paying adult.
1 Lodge Street
1-800-411-3812

For more information on these attractions, please stop by the Visitor Center at 2 Everett Street, Bryson City.

Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

Karen Proctor Wilmot
Executive Director

800-867-9246 toll-free

828-488-3681 local

828-488-6858 fax

Free 2018 Travel Guide to the Smokies — Includes the Official 2018 All Aboard for the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.

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