MUST DO ACTIVITIES IN THE NORTH CAROLINA SMOKIES
Looking for what to do in the Smoky Mountains? We’ve got lots of fun activities for families here in Western North Carolina. In fact, there are so many options for what to do in the Smoky Mountains that you’ll need to make a game plan!
For Families – Below are a few perennial favorite activities for kids of all ages and that includes you, mom and dad; such as, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Gem Mining, Horseback Riding, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking and Canoeing.
For Outdoors Adventurers – Western North Carolina invites you to come play in our backyard. For hikers, bikers, swimmers, kayakers, whitewater rafters, campers and anyone who loves to fish—the hardest part about figuring out what to do in the Smoky Mountains is fitting everything into your timeline. We warn you, many outdoors adventurers have fallen so completely in love with this area that they have moved here to be close to all the action. Some activities to give you a taste of what to do in the Smoky Mountains outdoors are Fishing, Mountain Biking, Hiking Trails, Chasing Waterfalls and Golfing.
For History and Culture Enthusiasts – The rich history and cultural heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains offer many distinctive and unique opportunities to learn about the past while enjoying the present. A history buff’s list of what to do in the Smoky Mountains should include these opportunities to learn about Cherokee history and culture. At the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, you’ll learn about the 11,000 year history of the Cherokee Tribe. Visit the Oconaluftee Indian Village and go back in time to a recreated Cherokee village of the 1700’s and see artisans make traditional crafts. See the powerful outdoor drama, “Unto These Hills…a retelling”, that presents Cherokee history from the perspective of the descendants of ancestors who escaped the “Trail of Tears.”
The information below, powered by Smoky Mountain Host of North Carolina can help you plan an exciting and fun vacation. We know what to do in the Smoky Mountains and want to help you have the time of your life. Order our free travel planner or call 1-800-432-4678 to request one. In addition to suggesting options for what to do in the Smoky Mountains, the guide will help you find where to stay and where to eat.