What to see and doAMUSEMENTS /ATTRACTIONS
Everything from museums and performing arts to white water rafting.
WHAT TO DO
Western North Carolina’s premier destination for great family fun! Over 100 arcade games, the region’s largest go cart track, Trampoline Park, Spin Zone bumper cars, laser tag, indoor mini golf, a play area for smaller children, and much more. Located on the Georgia Road in Franklin, NC, we’re easy to find and hard to forget!
Our scenic rail excursions take you from our historic depot in Bryson City, through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina. Our variety of train options and special event trains makes us perfect for making memories! We are one of the top Fun Things to do in NC for families. Dine in our first class cars with private attendant and breathtaking views or take it all in while riding in an open air gondola! Step on board for your next rail adventure.
Come experience the Western North Carolina Mountains. Summer Tubing, catching a Rainbow trout from our pond or panning for gems @ the Scaly Mountain mine. You can visit our Bartram Market to satisfy you sweet tooth with candy, fudge, and ice cream. Check out our games, toys and puzzles for family game time at your cabin or camper. We have hiking sticks and maps to lead you to the many waterfalls and hiking trails in our area, including the Bartram Trail.
828 Escape has cultivated unique escape room experiences that will challenge your mind and keep your heart pounding until the very end. Clues, cryptic symbols and unexpected interactive materials used in each room guide players through exciting adventures. Only the wiliest, most coordinated teams will escape. Can you beat the clock?
Friends of the Greenway is a 501c(3) member organization formed to supplement and support efforts in the care and enhancement of the Little Tennessee River Greenway in Macon County, NC. This scenic trail is owned and maintained by the County. FROG played an integral part in the establishment of the trail and continues to provide volunteers to assist with trail upkeep and to raise funds for Greenway-related enhancement projects. FROG Quarters is located on Main Street near the river and offers a Coffee Shop and Gift Shop, featuring nature, FROG and Greenway-related items for purchase, as well as Greenway maps. The Greenway, an amazing community resource, is our passion!
The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, a 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility, presents the finest live entertainment to our area. Shows include Emmylou Harris, Tim Hawkins, Charley Pride, Tim Tebow, and Neal McCoy – as well as community theatre performances of The Little Mermaid and Fiddler on the Roof, to name a few. Visit us while you are in Franklin, NC. You won’t be disappointed!
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