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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Upcoming Events

Evening Elk Eco-Tours
Tour times subject to change.
Tours operate rain or shine.

5:45 pm
Cataloochee Valley Tours
Great Outdoors

Waynesville 1st Friday
1st Friday each month – the original "ART after DARK"
Downtown Waynesville Galleries...
Downtown Waynesville
Arts & Theatre

Concert on the Creek 2015
Every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 7-9 p.m., at the Bridge Park gazebo...
Bridge Park Gazebo Stage
Music Events

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Wayward Traveler

A guidebook to over 45 local waterfalls and back roads. Only $4.95 a copy. Visit waywardguide.com for more information or to order.