- 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
Providing a full day adventure to older children and adults, Raft & Rail offers a special combination package. Guests ride a train up the Nantahala River Gorge then combine the trip with whitewater rafting, a zipline canopy tour, or a Jeep tour.
97% 67 votes
226 Everett Street, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Depot, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Wildwater Nantahala Raft & Rail - Private Trips offers opportunities for inexperienced and experienced rafters to spend all day on the water in a new, fun, and adrenaline pumping environment.
80% 287 votes
1090 West Deep Creek Road, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Smokey Mountains National Park is home to the Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground. Perched on the shore of Deep Creek, this establishment offers many activities for kids and adults. The most popular activity is whitewater tubing.
73% 1858 votes
226 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Train enthusiasts love the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, a 'living museum' of functioning passenger trains from a bygone era. Visitors may choose from a variety of fun ride packages, and families with children should not miss their chance to ride the 'Polar Express.'
97% 37 votes
17 Ela Heights, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
A fly fitting outfitter and guide service, Fly Fishing the Smokies â€' Private Trips offers customizable individualized fishing experiences in the scenic Smoky Mountains. The company features experienced and knowledgeable guides.
The over 21 crowd will enjoy a visit to Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City. Along with a taproom where their distinct beers can be tasted, special events such as musical concerts are often hosted at this venue.
The collection of model trains at the Smokey Mountain Trains Museum dates back to 1918. There are actually two model railroad layouts with 7,000 Lionel engines, cars, and accessories in addition to a children's activity center and toy shop.
84% 57 votes
9400 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Horseback riding excursions through the North Carolina Smokey Mountains are offered at the Nantahala Village Riding Stable. The stables are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day full time during the week and open on the weekends during April-May and September-October.
92% 86 votes
3365 Coopers Creek Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Fishing is made simple and easy at Copper Creek Trout Farm & Pond. Guests to the farm are supplied with all equipment needed to get a catch. Then, the staff will gut and ready the fish for cooking.
A fun activity for all ages, everyone is welcome to try gem hunting at the Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine. An educated and knowledgeable staff will further assist with stone identification as well as cutting, cleaning and shining any discovered treasure.