- Our list of the best things to do in Bryson City, North Carolina, features the top 157 nearby activities — including 75 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Bryson City, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Water Activities, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 26 things to do within the city of Bryson City, NC , followed by 131 popular activities in nearby cities, including Gatlinburg, Cherokee, Franklin, Townsend, Sylva, Maggie Valley, Pigeon Forge, Highlands, Waynesville, Hartford and Sevierville
Fort Fun Mini Golf & More features a motion ride theatre experience, laser attractions, bumper cars and an outdoor gem mining activity, alongside two themed mini golf courses that explore the history of the area in their design.
Filled with interactive exhibits and displays, Guinness World Records Museum features artifacts that depict the records that people from across the world achieved. One section of the museum is dedicated to celebrity memorabilia.
Shoot-em Up Cinema is a movie and amusement experience in one. Visitors receive 3-D glasses and mount a mechanical horse to embark on an interactive laser shooting motion theatre adventure. Non-moving horses are reserved for those who want a calmer outing.
Strung with miles of hiking trails and many species of trees, Great Smokey Mountains National Park lets visitors take in the mountain views at their park. A few buildings of the original settlers of the region can be seen here.
91% 9687 votes
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 MoreLess Info
Gatlinburg, Tennessee is home to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, known for its gigantic shark exhibits. Kids and adults love its underwater tunnel, constructed of clear plexiglass, which makes for a truly immersive experience. The Aquarium is also a popular place for field trips.
99% 4014 votes
453 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 MoreLess Info
Get up close and personal with the wilderness on a whitewater rafting excursion from Smoky Mountain Outdoors. Safety equipment and instruction are include in the price of each trip, and no prior experience is required.
88% 449 votes
510 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 MoreLess Info
Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens is a museum featuring 3D dioramas of scenes detailing the life of Christ. These dioramas utilize life size figures, music, and special effects. Visitors will also find a garden and a gift shop.
The oldest and widely considered to be the scariest haunted house in Gatlinburg is the Mysterious Mansion. Secret passages, dark corridors, a dank dungeon, and winding staircases create a scary maze through the realm of fantasy and fear.
Specializing in sweet wines, Smoky Mountain Winery offers visitors unlimited, complementary samples of wines from its product catalog. During the tasting, visitors can learn about the wine making process from a staff member.