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Swain County Visitor Center

2 Everett Street,
Bryson City, NC 28713


Bryson City, nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, is a delightful and picturesque small town that offers a memorable experience for both families and couples.

Enjoy a quiet hike and picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, go tubing on Deep Creek – or just view the waterfalls. Whitewater raft on the pristine Nantahala River, one of the nation’s most popular whitewater venues, or sample the stunning Lake Fontana for other water activities including lake kayaking, fishing, and pontoon rentals. Bring your bike and pedal the world renowned trails of Tsali – or bring your other bike and ride the curves of The Dragon. Book a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, a scenic rail excursion that offers daily trips through the Nantahala Gorge as well as numerous special events including The Wizard of Oz©, The Great Pumpkin Patch Express©, The Polar Express©, and more. After an adventurous day, sample our small town charm with a stroll to local bookstores, galleries with working artisans, a historical museum, two breweries, and a surprising variety of restaurants. Have a big vacation in a small town!



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