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Waynesville North Carolina

Waynesville is located in the western part of North Carolina, on the outskirts of the Smoky Mountain National Park and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. We are surrounded by national forestries, awesome mountains and hundreds of waterfalls.

North Carolina is an enviromentally rich state. We have the highest concentration of minerals, ores and gems that you can find in the entire U.S.! This state is also known as the gem capital of the U.S. and here you can find everything from rubies and emeralds to gold! This is where the first real gold rush happened!

We are not only blessed with great crops and fertile soil but with spectacular views and loads of wildlife. North Carolina is a state with much beauty, history and heritage.

Browse Western North Carolina's Attractions by clicking on the catagories or check below for a brief listing!

Biking- Camping- Extreme Sports- Fishing- Fun Parks- Hiking- Historical Sites- Horseback Riding- Museums- Natural Attractions- Nightly Entertainment- Other- Sports- Theaters/Movies- Waterfalls- Water Sports/ Lakes- Winter Sports

  • Appalachian Trail
    A 2,160-mile foot trail along the ridge crests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in the central Maine wilderness to Springer Mountain in a designated wilderness area in north Georgia.

  • Biltmore House and Gardens Estate
    250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms, and 3 kitchens!

    The Parkway follows the Appalachian Mountain chain and provides seemingly endless views

  • Blowing Rock
    Where the wind blows continuously because the walls of the Johns River Gorge form a flume through which the Northwest wind sweeps with such force that it will return light objects thrown over the edge.

  • BP's Skate Park
    Full street course, rails, boxes, rollers, an assortment of ramps. Designed and built by skate Pro Judd Heald

  • Carolina Nights Dinner Show.
    828-926-8822, 888-622-7469.

  • The Carl Sandburg Home
    nationally renowned poet, biographer, lecturer, newspaper columnist, folksinger, author of American fairytales, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes

  • Cataloochee Ski Area Ten slopes and trails. Lessons and rentals
    828-926-0285, 800-768-0285

  • Cherohala Skyway
    Crossing through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests, from which it gets it's name, this National Scenic Byway connects Robbinsville in North Carolina to Tellico Plains in Southeast Tennessee.

  • Cherokee Indian Reservation

  • North Carolina is the Cherokee Indians ancient homeland.

  • Darnell Farms Corn Maze located by the Tuckaseigee River in the Governors Island Community of Bryson City, NC at Darnell Farms. Bring a picnic lunch and eat by the river then enjoy hours of entertainment being lost in the walk-through corn maze.

  • Deep Creek Tubing
    is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day or simply bike, hike or horseback ride the many trails and see the numerous waterfalls.

  • The Factory Fun and Games

  • The place for games, mini-golf, bowling, go-carts, laser tag – PHASE ONE

  • Grandfather Mountain
    Grandfather Mountain(5,964 ft)is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Great Smoky Mountains
    Ridge upon ridge of endless forest
    straddling the border between
    North Carolina and Tennessee

  • Great Smoky Mountains Railway winds up, down, and around the mountains of Western North Carolina. With a depot located in Sylva, Bryson City, and Andrews they offer rides lasting from 2 1/2 to 7 hours.

  • Harrah's Cherokee Casino
    Harrah's Cherokee's brand new luxury hotel is open!

  • Haywood Arts Repertory Theatre
    PO Box 1024, Waynesville

  • Hike Western North Carolina Your hiking guide for the Mountain region of North Carolina, maps, trails, weather. Everything to make your next hiking trip complete.

  • Linville Caverns
    North Carolinas only caverns. Located deep inside Humpback Mountain these caverns were first explored by the white man over 100 years ago.

  • Maggie Valley
    Join the festivities from May - September 2004 all throughout the Valley

  • Maggie Valley Opry House

  • Mountain Bike Western North Carolina Your mountainbiking guide for the Mountain region of North Carolina, maps, trails, weather. Everything to make your next biking trip complete.

  • North Carolina Waterfalls
    Western North Carolina has hundreds
    of waterfalls and miles of hiking trails.

  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Located in Cherokee, portrays the way of life for the Cherokee Indians over 225 years ago. Observe how they made their dugout canoes, pottery, baskets, and much much more.

  • Old Pressley Sapphire Mines
    286 Pressley Mine Rd, Canton 28716

  • Pack Place
    Home to five member institutions, which include the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, The Health Adventure and YMI Cultural Center.
    2 South Pack Square Asheville, NC

  • Right-On-Target Family Archery
    Lessons, tournaments, leagues, service and repair.

  • River Rafting is an exciting way to spend a hot afternoon. Get the thrill of your life riding the rapids or for a calmer family oriented ride try Family river rafting.

  • Santa's Land Amusement Park
    The Famous Rudicoaster plus many other rides and activities.
    Park information: 1-828-497-9191

  • Ski Free Kids Children ages 17 and under stay overnight for free.
    828-926-0285, 800-768-0285

  • Soco Gardens Zoo
    3578 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley

  • Tony's Tube World
    828-926-0285, 800-768-0285.

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