- 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
A combination museum and retail shop, the Gourd Place offers a wide variety of crafts featuring gourds. Items on offer include masks, drums, decorative planters, ornaments, dolls, toys, and a variety of other gourd crafts.
A gristmill built in 1826, Hagood Mill Historic Site is open for tours on the third Saturday of every month. Visitors can take a step back in time and watch the 20-foot waterwheel in action, and explore the grounds of this quiet, simple place.
A Step Above Stables is an equestrian facility offering a wide range of services which include riding lessons, trail riding, boarding and more. They are also professional sellars and provide healthy and trained horses for purchases.
Equipped with a variety of courses, Smoky Mountain Ziplines offers exhilarating, outdoor adventures. Staffed with experienced guides, the facility includes an indoor meeting space for group parties and corporate teambuilding conferences.
76% 516 votes
909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 MoreLess Info
In addition to horseback riding trails, the Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa has many other outdoor activities. Guests can enjoy ATV rides, a fishing pond, gem mining, heritage museum, petting zoo, and on site Chow Boys Cafe.
Book a tee time at Laurel Valley Golf Course. Golfers will enjoy playing this 18-hole golf course with the Great Smoky Mountains as their backdrop. Challenging for all levels, the facility also includes a clubhouse, restaurant and fitness center.
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1449 Walhalla Hwy/Hwy 183, Pickens, SC 29671 MoreLess Info
Known as the 'Area's Largest Yard Sale', the Bargain Exchange Flea Market is a local flea market offering a wide variety of affordable items to visitors. Clothing, produce, and furniture are just a few of the items sold here.
Located in Toccoa's historic downtown, Dream Givers Gallery offers crafts, art, and other gifts for visitors to purchase. The gallery regularly hosts exhibits containing art from different local craftsmen and artists.