- 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
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.
Featuring 24 AMF lanes, Franklin Lanes provides both open and league bowling with automatic scoring and a pro shop. The center offers a tiki bar with drinks, karaoke and flat-screen televisions along with a skating rink.
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.
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.
17% 6 votes
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.
100% 4 votes
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.
Operated by the Historical Society of Macon County, the Macon County Historical Museum is a museum filled with exhibits and artifacts displaying the history of the local area. The museum also contains genealogical records and a gift shop.
95% 21 votes
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.
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.