- The list below includes 93 free or cheap things to do in or near Franklin, North Carolina, including 77 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Fishing, Bowling and Family Fun Center.
- From Wayah Bald Lookout Tower to Wilson Lick Ranger Station, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Franklin and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bryson City, Cherokee, Highlands and Sylva.
Situated in the Smoky Mountains, AB's Fly Fishing Guide Service - Private Tours provides premier instruction for anglers at all levels. Services include interactive lessons about fly fishing techniques while fishing for trout.
With a German-born brewmaster, Heinzelmannchen Brewery crafts several traditional German beers as well as seasonal and specialty brews. The brewery, named after the German word for gnome, is open Monday through Saturday for tours and tastings.
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14157 US Highway 19/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
At Endless River Adventures in Bryson City, North Carolina, patrons get a taste of truly active tourism. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are the company's most popular services, and guided fly fishing journeys are also available. Reservations are required for most activities.
Providing a full day adventure to older children and adults, Raft & Rail offers a special combination package. Guests ride a train up the Nantahala River Gorge then combine the trip with whitewater rafting, a zipline canopy tour, or a Jeep tour.
Featuring 22 lanes of bowling, Country Side Bowling Lanes provides bowlers with shoe rental and a pro shop. It also has arcade games, pool and air hockey tables and a snack bar offering food, soft drinks and alcohol.