- 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 fun activity for all ages, everyone is welcome to try gem hunting at the Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine. An educated and knowledgeable staff will further assist with stone identification as well as cutting, cleaning and shining any discovered treasure.
Play on Adventures - Private Tours provides a variety of recreational activities outings in North Carolina and Georgia. Activities to choose from include horseback riding, kayaking, biking, zip-lining, fly fishing, hiking and canopy tours.
In operation since 1980, the Smoky Mountain Community Theater is a not for profit, volunteer driven theater organization. The theater presents a seasonally changing slate of dramatic productions each year.
The collection of model trains at the Smokey Mountain Trains Museum dates back to 1918. There are actually two model railroad layouts with 7,000 Lionel engines, cars, and accessories in addition to a children's activity center and toy shop.
97% 67 votes
226 Everett Street, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Depot, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Wildwater Nantahala Raft & Rail - Private Trips offers opportunities for inexperienced and experienced rafters to spend all day on the water in a new, fun, and adrenaline pumping environment.
The over 21 crowd will enjoy a visit to Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City. Along with a taproom where their distinct beers can be tasted, special events such as musical concerts are often hosted at this venue.
75% 8 votes
59 Depot Street, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Offering guided kayak tours, PaddleFish Kayaking - Private Day Trips, takes paddlers on an exploration of Lake Fontana and the Great Smoky Mountain in western North Carolina. Tours range from three hours for beginners to three days for serious paddlers.
97% 37 votes
17 Ela Heights, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
A fly fitting outfitter and guide service, Fly Fishing the Smokies â€' Private Trips offers customizable individualized fishing experiences in the scenic Smoky Mountains. The company features experienced and knowledgeable guides.
80% 287 votes
1090 West Deep Creek Road, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Smokey Mountains National Park is home to the Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground. Perched on the shore of Deep Creek, this establishment offers many activities for kids and adults. The most popular activity is whitewater tubing.