Scientists estimate that 1,800 black bears live in the national park.



Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.

Visitor information: 865-436-1200














Blue Ridge Multi-Attraction Pass


Blue Ridge Parkway


Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities

make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System. Split-rail fences,

old farmsteads, mountain meadows and scenic overlooks with endless vistas make the Blue Ridge Parkway a popular attraction.4 69 miles connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Stunning views

abundant hiking trails, picnic areas, campsites, and interpretative exhibits Ample recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities Natural beauty featuring one of the world’s most diverse display of flora and fauna.

 Visitor Information: 828-298-0398











   Things to do

                                                             The Wheels Through Time Museum is expanding operations this 2010!





Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum


The Wheels Through Time Museum is home to the world's premier collection of rare American Vintage Motorcycles.  Located 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC, this All-American motorcycle museum houses over 300 of America's rarest and most historic classic motorcycles, with over 24 marquees on display, including the likes of Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Crocker, Henderson, and much more. Western North Carolina's premier museum and tourism attraction features dozens of motorcycle-related exhibits, ranging from board track racers, hill climbing, and original paint machines to American Dirt Track racing, choppers and bobbers, and one-of-a-kind motorcycles.











Ghost Town in The Sky

Ghost Town in the Sky is one of America's most unique family theme parks. Located in the mountains of western North Carolina atop Buck Mountain.








Santa's Land Theme Park & Zoo in Cherokee

Lot of fun for the whole family. Rides, rollercoaster, paddle boats and lots of animals, magic show, train ride and so much more.







Cataloochee Ski Area

Visit Cataloochee Ski Area this season and experience southern hospitality on the slopes. For generations of snow-loving families, Cataloochee is a winter tradition, and with good reason. Our winter playground is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks – riding the chairlift has never been more rewarding.

828-926-0285 ~ 800-768-0285








Tube World Maggie Valley


Ride the crest of the latest wave in outdoor winter fun and Tubing! Tube World now brings this exciting fun-packed family experience to Maggie Valley, North Carolina. With Cataloochee's famous snowmaking expertise your assured a good time

 no matter what the weather.







Appalachian Amusement Center


Home to the world's finest Vertical Wind Tunnel. Built by Vertical Wind Tunnel Corporation, this VWT is very wide, smooth, fast and quiet. Located in Western North Carolina just a few miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Appalachian Amusement Center features the finest Flight Instruction and environment. Flying is FUN ! You can learn to fly. Flying is fun for all ages. Our staff includes the finest and most experienced instructors. We teach beginners to fly and provide instruction for skydivers and advanced wind tunnel fliers. We can handle groups, parties, and whole facility private rentals.








Biltmore Estate & Winery in Asheville


Four of the most fascinating acres at Biltmore Estate are all under one roof. America's largest home boasts 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley, priceless art and antiques. Many of the grapes that go into our award-winning wines are handpicked from our own lakeside vineyards and carried to our state-of-the-art winery. Under the watchful eye of our French winemaker, great wine is becoming a new Biltmore tradition.




Maggie Valley Gem Mine


Rocki'n Rock Shop & Photography on the Roll



      Maggie Valley Entertainment



Diamond K Dance Ranch


Diamond K Dance Ranch features live “Classic” and “Top 40” country music every Saturday night – year round. Free line dance lessons are available Saturday evening’s beginning at 7 pm. The fabulous Full House Band takes the stage at 8 pm. “FREE” Bluegrass music is featured Friday evenings (in season).





Maggie Valley Opry House


Feature traditional Bluegrass and Mountain Music and is the home of banjo legend Raymond Fairchild. Open nightly, May through October.



Stompin' Ground Maggie Valley NC (828)926-1288



Stompin' Grounds


A truly unique venue, this performing company offers one-of-a-kind mountain music and dancing, such as square dancing, line dancing, clogging, and two stepping, performed to country bluegrass and gospel music. Open on weekends 8:00PM May-October