- The list below includes 93 free or cheap things to do in or near Franklin, North Carolina, including 77 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Fishing, Bowling and Family Fun Center.
- From Wayah Bald Lookout Tower to Wilson Lick Ranger Station, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Franklin and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bryson City, Cherokee, Highlands and Sylva.
Sitting 5,342 feet above Franklin, North Carolina, the Wayah Bald Lookout Tower offers unrivaled views of the surrounding land. The tower lies along the Appalachian Trail and is easily accessible from other area trails. There are outhouses and picnic tables on the tower's grounds.
The building that was once Franklin, North Carolina's county jail is now the Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum. The Museum has eight rooms crammed with gems, jewelry, mineral samples and information related to mining and gemology.
Entertaining in a scary way, Where Shadows Walk features tours of haunted houses, buildings and graveyards. Along with cemetery tours, there are also historical and special holiday outings dedicated to seeing and experiencing ghosts.
Franklin, North Carolina is home to Fun Factory Franklin, a gigantic entertainment complex. Its most popular features include laser tag, video games, bowling, mini-golf and bumper cars. Birthday parties are welcome.
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2504 Highlands Road, Franklin, NC MoreLess Info
Turning Stones Fly Fishing, LLC Day Tours is a full-service fly fishing tour company that takes visitors on expeditions in the mountains of western North Carolina. The company offers float trips and wade trips, all led by experienced guides.
Located in the Smokey Mountains, the Scottish Tartans Museum in downtown Franklin, North Carolina features displays of Highland historical dress. The museum, which was established in 1963, is also home to an expansive gift shop.
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26 E Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734 MoreLess Info
The Pantaleo Art Gallery At Main Street Coffee & Tea is an art gallery filled with a large variety of photography. Visitors commonly enjoy visiting the gallery when stopping by the shop for coffee or tea.
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86 E Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734 MoreLess Info
The historic Scottish Tartans Museum & Heritage Center is a museum and gift shop that was founded to study the origins and development of the tartans. The museum has artifacts including rare Scottish books, kilts, and sporrans.