- The list below includes 61 free or cheap things to do in or near Murphy, North Carolina, including 68 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Movie Theaters, Walking Trails and Amusement Parks (All Ages).
- From Murphy River Walk to Fire Creek Falls, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Murphy and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Ducktown and Hiawassee.
Nestled within the Smoky Mountains, the attraction of Tube Junction focuses on water-based recreation through the natural creeks in the area. Visitors are able to rent inflatable tubes and life vests to take a floating tour of the Little River.
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123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend, TN 37882 MoreLess Info
Preserving the history and culture of the earliest inhabitants of the region, the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center has something for everyone. Visitors, young and old, can enjoy guided tours, museum, and historic village featuring 11 complete period buildings.
Choose from one of three river routes, or ride all three, at River Rage, Townsend's most affordable tubing destination. Shuttles take riders to their entry points and meet them at the end, guests can also enjoy a meal at Little River BBQ.
Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a rafting and kayaking experience must visit Smoky Mountain River Rat today. Your all-day pass includes unlimited trips on two separate courses, rock jumping, rope swinging and scenic mountain views.
Visitors can enjoy scenic views of the creek while warming up to a fireplace at Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. The surrounding forest contains trails for hikers to explore. There is also an old trout hatchery on the grounds.
Smoky Mountain River Rat offers tubing trips on the river, with two different trips set in different sections. The upper section features adventure rapids and swimming holes while the lower features a rock jump, rope swing and relaxing rapids.
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Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN MoreLess Info
Visitors to Foothills Parkway love the scenic views offered at the strategically-placed lookouts, especially with Fall foliage in bloom. Take a drive along the parkway at sunrise or sunset to admire these popular views.
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Clingmans Dome is the highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors of this site who choose to go hiking will have the opportunity to take in scenic views and spot wildlife in the area.