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  • Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center, LLC

    Address: 7420 Dillard Rd
    Scaly Mountain
    NC
    28775
    Come experience the Western North Carolina Mountains.  Summer Tubing, catching a Rainbow trout from our pond or panning for gems @ the Scaly Mountain mine. You can visit our Bartram Market to satisfy you sweet tooth with candy, fudge, and ice cream. Check out our games, toys and puzzles for family game time at your cabin or camper.  We have hiking sticks and maps to lead you to the many waterfalls and hiking trails in our area, including the Bartram Trail.
  • Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

    Address: 225 GH Everett Street
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713
    Toll Free: (800) 872-4681
    Our scenic rail excursions take you from our historic depot in Bryson City, through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina.  Our variety of train options and special event trains makes us perfect for making memories!  We are one of the top Fun Things to do in NC for families.  Dine in our first class cars with private attendant and breathtaking views or take it all in while riding in an open air gondola!  Step on board for your next rail adventure.
  • The Factory

    Address: 1024 Georgia Rd
    Franklin
    NC
    28734
    Toll Free: (866) 482-2386
    Western North Carolina’s premier destination for great family fun! Over 100 arcade games, the region’s largest go cart track, Spin Zone bumper cars, laser tag, indoor mini golf, a play area for smaller children, and much more. Located on the Georgia Road in Franklin, NC, we’re easy to find and hard to forget!
  • Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

    Address: 1028 Georgia Rd
    Franklin
    NC
    28734
    Toll Free: (866) 273-4615
    The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, a 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility, presents the finest live entertainment to our area. Shows include Emmylou Harris, Tim Hawkins, Charley Pride, Tim Tebow, and Neal McCoy – as well as community theatre performances of The Little Mermaid and Fiddler on the Roof, to name a few. Visit us while you are in Franklin, NC. You won’t be disappointed!
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Destination Marketing

    Address: 810 Acquoni Rd
    Cherokee
    NC
    28719
    Toll Free: 800-438-1601
    The Cherokee Indian Reservation is on the Qualla Boundary in Western North Carolina and is home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  While visiting you will find a vibrant Native American destination with cultural attractions, unique food choices and great shopping experiences.
  • UltraStar Multi-tainment Centers

    Address: 777 Casino Drive
    Cherokee
    NC
    28719
    UltraStar Multi-tainment Centers are family entertainment centers that offer multiple platforms of entertainment in two locations here in North Carolina.  One location in Cherokee NC and another in Murphy, NC.  From bowling and arcade, to dining in at sit-down restaurants.  UltraStar includes multiple bowling lanes, an assortment of arcade games with full redemption centers, full bars, along with private party, conference and banquet rooms.
  • 828 Escape LLC

    Address: 321 Jackson Plaza
    Sylva
    NC
    28779
    828 Escape has cultivated unique escape room experiences that will challenge your mind and keep your heart pounding until the very end.  Clues, cryptic symbols and unexpected interactive materials used in each room guide players through exciting adventures.  Only the wiliest, most coordinated teams will escape.  Can you  beat the clock?
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    Franklin Tourism Development Commission


    98 Hyatt Road • Franklin, NC • 28734
    Phone: 828-524-3161


    E-Mail: facc@franklin-chamber.com

    Visitor Hours

    May – October
    Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
    November – April
    Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

    Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day