- 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
Nestled within the Smoky Mountains, the attraction of Tube Junction focuses on water-based recreation through the natural creeks in the area. Visitors are able to rent inflatable tubes and life vests to take a floating tour of the Little River.
Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a rafting and kayaking experience must visit Smoky Mountain River Rat today. Your all-day pass includes unlimited trips on two separate courses, rock jumping, rope swinging and scenic mountain views.
Smoky Mountain River Rat offers tubing trips on the river, with two different trips set in different sections. The upper section features adventure rapids and swimming holes while the lower features a rock jump, rope swing and relaxing rapids.
One of Gatlinburg's most unique destinations is the CLIMB Works Canopy, a series of wilderness courses and activities high up in the trees. CLIMB Works includes ziplines, obstacle courses, elevated mountain bike paths and much more.
Equipped with a variety of courses, Smoky Mountain Ziplines offers exhilarating, outdoor adventures. Staffed with experienced guides, the facility includes an indoor meeting space for group parties and corporate teambuilding conferences.
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7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882 MoreLess Info
Shadows of the Past Hiking/Biking Trail is a popular 10-mile trail in the Smoky Mountain area. Guests of all expertise levels enjoy hiking and biking this trail, complete with mile markers.
Known for its sweet wines, Cades Cove Cellars offers visitors a lounge with a fireplace for tastings. The staff is knowledgeable about the different flavors between the wines and provides suggestions based on the visitor's preferences.
Many types of outdoor recreation are offered through A Walk in the Woods. Guests can enjoy walks, backpacking trips, a hiker shuttle service, hikes, and equipment rental in addition to long multiple day trips through the Appalachian Trail.
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909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 MoreLess Info
In addition to horseback riding trails, the Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa has many other outdoor activities. Guests can enjoy ATV rides, a fishing pond, gem mining, heritage museum, petting zoo, and on site Chow Boys Cafe.