About Smoky Mountain Host

Smoky Mountain Host provides family travel opportunities in Western North Carolina
Smoky Mountain Host of North Carolina is the destination marketing organization for the seven far western counties of North Carolina and the Qualla Boundary of the Cherokee Indian Reservation. North Carolina counties represented through Smoky Mountain Host are Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain. The North Carolina Smoky Mountains offer a family vacation value with extensive opportunities for experiencing the cultural history, outdoor adventure, mountain crafts and stunning vistas of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains.


The Smoky Mountain Visitor Center will be closed from February 16 to May 17, 2015 for major renovations.


While you're in the area, visit the Smoky Mountain Host Visitor's Center, located on US Hwy 441 South in Franklin, North Carolina.  Our regional travel information center is staffed year-round, seven days a week.  Gift Shop, Picnic area and restroom facilities on-site.    



Hours of Operation
Open Sunday-Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving

The Smoky Mountain Visitor Center will be closed from February 16 to May 17, 2015 for major renovations.


Contact Information
4437 Georgia Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
800.432.4678 (toll free)
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Smoky Mountain Blueways

FREE Travel Guide

Click here to download or view the 2015 Travel Guide!

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Upcoming Events

Music on the River
Cherokee Bonfire
Dates: May 22, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
When: 7 pm - 9 pm
8:00 pm
Cherokee North Carolina
Family Events

The MacNeill Uncorked
In collaboration with the French Broad Vignerons we are proud to present our latest specialty...
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Train Excursions

Steven Curtis Chapman
Date: September 5, 2015 Show Time: 7:30pm Ticket Prices: $25, $30, $35 Steven...
7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Music Events

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