3282 Soco Rd.
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone: (828) 926-9106
Fax: (828) 926-1087
Nestled away in the arms of the beautiful Smoky Valley is quaint little Maggie Valley, a town which you might miss exploring unless someone told you about it. Maggie Valley Area Visitors Bureau, does just that, giving you information about this town, different attractions around the place, its nightlife, eateries, things to do and where to stay here. Once you call the place or visit them, you will be amazed at all the valley has to offer. You can also shop on line from the website of this visitors bureau for all the local items of the Valley and get a glimpse into the culture of the place. To know more about Maggie Valley or about the center itself, check out the website.
Functioning since 1961, Ghost Town in the Sky is a major attraction in the area. With rides of various kinds, live music, crafts and eateries, this park in the mountains is great for a family outing and offers something for all ages. The staged gunfights and shows all contribute to the wild West ambiance. Drop down from the Drop Tower or relieve your childhood on the carousel ride. Ghost Town is open from May to October each year, check the website or call for schedules.
Haywood Community College Arboretum is an arboretum located across the college campus. Its features include a rhododendron garden, fruit tree orchards and herb garden. The collection consists of over 900 species of trees and shrubs, conifers, rhododendron and dahlias. Take a trail across the 83 acres (33.5 hectares) to explore nature's abundance.
A haven for hikers, Mingo Falls situated near Big Cove road offers about half a mile of hiking trail around the waterfall that soars nearly 120 feet in height. Not very far from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this fall is a great tourist attraction and is nestled within the lush green surroundings. Considered to be one of the longest waterfalls in Southern Appalachians, this falls is a must see for those visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Oconaluftee Visitor Center is one of the three visitors centers located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This place gives information on the Cherokee area of the mountain and is a welcome respite to the weary trekkers with its small refreshment coffee machine. You can get information on the local life and culture of the area as well. The center has several public restrooms. There are also public telephones from where you can reconnect with the world outside. The center organizes special cultural programs and local events regularly. The center is equipped with a bookstore and a shop where you can load up before heading ahead. After you are done here, step into the museum nearby to check out a astounding collection of farmhouse equipments. To know more about the place, check the website.
Built in the late 1800s, this well preserved mill at Great Smoky Mountains National Park allows visitors to study a slice of life lived centuries ago. The mill worked on a water turbine that powered its machinery. The old mill and the breathtaking greens that surround it make it a must see. For more information and timings, do check their website.
To find out about all that the Cherokee Indian Reservation has to offer, be sure to check out the Cherokee Indian Visitors Center. If you are an outdoor person at heart, this place has all you need including a campground, cabins, gaming, fishing, mountain biking, tubing/rafting, and several trails for those who like to hike. For the little ones, Santa's Land Park and Zoo and the Cherokee Bear Zoo and Plaza are nearby and sure to entertain. Discover the Cherokee Indians and learn about their history and culture here.
Located within the Smoky Mountains National Park, Cataloochee Valley poses to be one of the most beautiful valleys in North Carolina. Surrounded by 6000 foot mountains, this valley is home to several exotic flora and fauna. Extremely picturesque, this valley is ideal for wildlife watching. For hikers and trekkers, Cataloochee Valley offers numerous trails that could pose a challenge for professionals even. Fauna here include elks, white tailed deer, black bears, raccoon, turkeys among others. Apart from this, this valley is famous for preserving several log houses, barns, churches, historical buildings and mills.
The beautiful Mouse Creek Falls lie amidst a picturesque setting and offer a magnificent view of the surrounding area. About 45 feet in height, this waterfall is set against a mountainous background and is simply a delight to watch. The surrounding hiking trail is little over 2 miles in length and in the corner features a bench where the hikers can rest.
The Hen Wallow Falls with its extension into the Hen Wallow Creek are a sight to visit. Another picturesque location in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the falls are situated in between two fully grown, green forests; Hemlock and Rhododendron forests. Also, the very popular Gabes Mountain hiking trail and a corresponding campground are located closer to the bottom verge of this falls, allowing the hikers to relish some natural beauty. Call ahead for more information.
Located within the Deep Creek area, Indian Creek, also known as Toms Branch Falls are simply a delight to watch. About 25 feet in height, these waterfalls are simply magnificent and are a center of attraction for the visitors here. For all those, who come for hiking in Deep Creek area, these waterfalls are a must visit and can be reached easily by hiking trails surrounding the falls.
Surrounded by lush green environs, Deep Creek is reputed for its flowing streams and high waterfalls. An ideal place for hikers, several hiking trails lead to the popular Indian Creek Falls that has attracted a lot of interest amongst tourists. And in case you want to camp around here, this place offers many back-country campsites along the trails and also offers restrooms for a comfortable stay. Apart from hiking and camping, Deep Creek boasts of certain trails that allows mountain biking.