Smoky Mountain Attractions

Smoky Mountain Attractions

Outdoor Activities in the Smoky Mountains

Outdoors Smoky Mountain Attractions

Adventure awaits in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains. Outdoors enthusiasts number our natural treasures among the best of all Smoky Mountain attractions. Come enjoy our bounty of mountains, rivers, streams, forests, and lakes. Experience some truly amazing outdoors adventures in the Smoky Mountains: hike, swim, fish, kayak, canoe, whitewater raft, and all of this in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in the country.

Visit one of the greatest natural attractions in the world: Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But don’t stop there! There are so many beautiful outdoors Smoky Mountain attractions to explore. Consider a trip to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Lake Santeetlah, Pisgah National Forest, Fontana Lake, The Nantahala River, Oconaluftee River, Lake Junaluska, The Blue Ridge Parkway and so much more. Each of these western North Carolina Mountain attractions has its own unique presence, beauty, and lore.

Cultural Smoky Mountain Attractions

In addition to the incredible natural beauty of our region, our members offer a wealth of Smoky Mountain attractions devoted to our region’s rich cultural heritage. Learn about the 11,000 year history of the Cherokee people, and the Scots-Irish settlers who began arriving in the 17th Century.

The Smoky Mountains have such a wealth of cultural attractions that we have put together a list of suggested Smoky Mountain attractions that tell the story of our land and people: The North Carolina Heritage Journey.

Fun, Family Smoky Mountain Attractions

Amazing family vacations are had every year here in the Smoky Mountains. Make memories you and your family will treasure, and have a whole lot of fun! There are lots of Smoky Mountain attractions designed to please the whole family. Here are just a few perennial favorites that bring delighted families back to the same Smoky Mountain attractions year after year.

Smoky Mountain Attractions: Endless Possibilities

In addition to helping you locate all the best Smoky Mountain attractions, we can help you find a great place to stay, delicious local food, and much more.

Smoky Mountain Host is a membership driven, non-profit organization representing the seven far western counties of North Carolina and the Qualla Boundary of the Cherokee Indian Reservation. We want to help you plan the best vacation you’ve ever had. Let us guide you to the best Smoky Mountain Attractions, so you can relax and simply look forward to all the fun.

Contact us for a free travel guide chock full of amazing Smoky Mountain attractions. Download our PDF, order online, or call 1-800-432-4678 to request Your North Carolina Smokies Guide.


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Smoky Mountains of North Carolina Travel Guide

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Smoky Mountain Blueways

NEW! Digital Magazine

This issue of the Smoky Mountains Digital Magazine includes:

  • Must Do
  • Getaway to the Mountains
  • Insider Tips
  • Turn Off Your Stress at Oconaluftee Village
  • and More

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