- 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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87 Peachtree Street, Murphy, NC 28906 MoreLess Info
The Cherokee County Historical Museum Inc. is dedicated to preserving the local history of the area. The museum contains over 2000 artifacts of the Cherokee Indians, some dating back as far as the civil war.
Henn Movie Theater is an historic single movie theater that was established in 1934. The facility shows movies in surround sound and offers a large selection of concessions. Henn Movie Theater is currently expanding their facilities.
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88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 MoreLess Info
Gatlinburg, Tennessee is home to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, known for its gigantic shark exhibits. Kids and adults love its underwater tunnel, constructed of clear plexiglass, which makes for a truly immersive experience. The Aquarium is also a popular place for field trips.
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453 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 MoreLess Info
Get up close and personal with the wilderness on a whitewater rafting excursion from Smoky Mountain Outdoors. Safety equipment and instruction are include in the price of each trip, and no prior experience is required.
The oldest and widely considered to be the scariest haunted house in Gatlinburg is the Mysterious Mansion. Secret passages, dark corridors, a dank dungeon, and winding staircases create a scary maze through the realm of fantasy and fear.
Specializing in sweet wines, Smoky Mountain Winery offers visitors unlimited, complementary samples of wines from its product catalog. During the tasting, visitors can learn about the wine making process from a staff member.
Evoking theaters of the 1890s, Gatlinburg's Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre presents a variety of live musical comedy shows. The theater was designated a National Historical Treasure by the city, and prides itself on unpredictability.
Three miles of trails winding along the Valley and Hiwassee Rivers make up the Murphy River Walk. The easy walk takes visitors through several different natural environments surrounding the historic town of Murphy.