- 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
Beginners and experienced riders can be accommodated at Douglas Lakeview Stables which welcomes families and couples. Trail rides through the area provide breathtaking mountain views, the serene waters of Douglas Lake, and lush greenery.
Rainforest Adventures is a unique zoo specializing in animals found in the tropical regions of the world. The stunning exhibits and habitats are home to more than 600 live animals and are waiting to be discovered by kids of all ages.
93% 1838 votes
2320 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37876 MoreLess Info
Founded in the early 1970's, Smoky Mountain Knife Works, is far more than a large, retail knife outlet. Visitors can watch knives being made, explore the knife museum, see demonstrations and much more, this is an outdoor enthusiasts dream.
92% 24 votes
6420 Whitewater Road, Sapphire, NC 28774 MoreLess Info
Ride the historic Cherokee Footpath on horseback, following in Daniel Boone's footsteps at the Whitewater Equestrian Center, or stay behind and mine for gems in their family friendly barn. On the ride, trail guides discuss local folklore, history, and ecology.
Several adventure activities are offered at Adrenaline Park. The site is actually home to the longest zip lines over water in North America and features jet boat tours, relaxed cruises, a glass-bottom sky bridge, and gift shop with adjoining snack bar.
91% 44 votes
1004 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804 MoreLess Info
Popular with tourists and picnickers, the Cades Cove Museum hosts exhibits which teach visitors the history of the area. It is one stop on the Cades Cove Loop and has a gift shop where visitors may purchase guidebooks and souvenirs.
Fred Hamilton Gardens are botanical gardens which feature more that 400 varieties of rhododendron and a variety of other flowers and plants such as trillium, magnolias and more. The gardens also include multiple trails and offer scenic views of Lake Chatuge and Brasstown Bald.
100% 1 votes
318 S Everett High Road, Maryville, TN 37804 MoreLess Info
Hosting fitness opportunities for the community, Everett Athletic Complex offers visitors sports fields for soccer and baseball. The center also has a gym that provides fitness equipment for the public.