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  • 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, Trampoline Park, 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!
  • 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.
  • Highlands Outpost

    Address: 7420 Dillard Rd
    Scaly Mountain
    NC
    28775
    Highlands Outpost is located in the Western North Carolina Mountains, a unique temperate rain forest with 4 seasons, a plethora of running creeks, waterfalls, flora/fauna and snow. Experience summer/winter tubing, ice skating, catch Rainbow Trout from our pond, pan for gems at the Scaly Mountain Mine, or get your thrill on the Scaly Screamer; the longest mountain coaster in North Carolina. You can explore the latest stock of vintage merchandise in our gift shop, grab a handful of old time taffy and a glass bottle soda, or have lunch or dinner at the Outpost Cafe. We've got you covered for seasonal and year-round family fun at Highlands Outpost! 828-526-3737 www.HighlandsOutpost.com
  • 828 Printing & 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?
  • The Bascom

    Address: 323, Franklin Road
    Highlands
    NC
    28741
    Office : 828-526-4949
    The Bascom creates visual art experiences that inspire and empower individuals and communities through seeing, thinking and doing.  The continuous goals of The Bascom's programing are building essential creative skills for area youth and adults, increasing professional development opportunities for artists and educators, and becoming a key player in the creative economy in Western North Carolina
  • Friends of the Greenway

    Address: 573 East Main Street
    Franklin
    NC
    28734
    Friends of the Greenway is a 501c(3) member organization formed to supplement and support efforts in the care and enhancement of the Little Tennessee River Greenway in Macon County, NC. This scenic trail is owned and maintained by the County.  FROG played an integral part in the establishment of the trail and continues to provide volunteers to assist with trail upkeep and to raise funds for Greenway-related enhancement projects. FROG Quarters is located on Main Street near the river and offers a Coffee Shop and Gift Shop, featuring nature, FROG and Greenway-related items for purchase, as well as Greenway maps. The Greenway, an amazing community resource, is our passion!  
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    Tickets are now available for our Valentine's Dessert & Dance Fundraiser! We will have live music by BlueJazz, dance floor (dancing optional!), delicious desserts and a photo booth, along with some great raffle items from local businesses. All proceeds will go to Cowee School and allow us to keep providing you with exciting programming - thanks for your support! ... See MoreSee Less
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    Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce


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


    E-Mail: facc@franklin-chamber.com

    Visitor Hours

    May – October
    Monday – Friday
    9 am - 5 pm,
    Saturday: 10am – 2pm
    November – April
    Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

    Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day