- Our list of the best things to do in Franklin, North Carolina, features the top 120 nearby activities — including 62 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Franklin, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Water Activities, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 22 things to do within the city of Franklin, NC , followed by 98 popular activities in nearby cities, including Bryson City, Cherokee, Highlands, Sylva, Clayton, Sapphire, Cashiers, Dillard, Tiger, Hayesville and Hiawassee
90% 52 votes
1681 Acquoni Road, Cherokee, NC 28719 MoreLess Info
Travel the Oconaluftee River with Cherokee Rapids Tube & Kayak Rentals. This team offers guided float trips with added features and adventures such as rope swinging, nature watching and swimming.
All wines made by Tiger Mountain Vineyards in Tiger, Georgia are crafted from the vineyard's own grapes. Owned by two couples, Tiger Mountain Vineyards produces small batches of excellent wines sold locally and regionally.
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.
Unto These Hills is the tragic and triumphant story of the Cherokee that traces back to the years before the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears to the present day. Millions of people have witnessed America’s most powerful drama, which rewrites the Cherokee’s place in the world. A place based on traditional Ch…
98% 1269 votes
2 miles north of Cherokee, NC, on US-441, Cherokee, NC MoreLess Info
The information hub of Oconaluftee Islands Park is the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. The center sits inside Great Smokey Mountains Natoinal Park, and is one of the first park visitor centers to be built using completely clean, ecologically responsible parts, techniques and fuels.
Located in Tiger, Georgia, Goat on the Roof is an eclectic attraction featuring live animals, Amish food, gem panning, homemade confections and much more. It is also rife with friendly goats that visitors may feed if they wish.