- 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
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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.
The Sheffield Mine in Franklin, North Carolina is a seasonal mine that invites guests to 'come play in the dirt.' It is famous for its 'honkers' - huge stones often unearthed by customers. The Mine is not open in wintertime.
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.
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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.
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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.
Located along the shores of the Little Tennessee River, Great Smokey Mountain Fish Camp and Safaris offers family-friendly fun and recreation. From April through November, visitors to the site can enjoy camping, tubing, kayaking, and fishing.
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.
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.