Area Attractions

Cataloochee Ski Area
Located at the end of Maggie Valley, Cataloochee Ski Area has been a winter tradition for generations of snow-loving families.

Folkmoot USA
Folkmoot USA, North Carolina's Official International Festival, is a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance held each summer throughout Western North Carolina.

Blue Ridge Parkway
"America 's Favorite Drive" winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past endless vistas.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino


Santas Land


Mountain Music
Maggie's own Stompin Ground (828-926-7767) and Raymond Fairchild's Maggie Valley Opry House (828-926-9336) offer some of the best bluegrass, country, gospel and old-time music in the area.

Horseback Riding
• Utah Mountain Riding Stables, 828-926-1143
• Hemphill Mountain Campground, 828-926-0331
• Smoky Mountain Stables, Inc., 828-452-4301
• Cataloochee Ranch, 828-926-1401

Haywood County is home to some of the mountain's most beautiful courses.
Maggie Valley Club, 866-659-4725
Laurel Ridge Country Club, 828-452-0545
Iron Tree Golf Course & Driving Range, 828-627-1933
Springdale Country Club, 800-553-3027
Lake Junaluska Golf Course, 828-456-5777
Waynesville Country Club, 800-627-6250

Carolina Nights Dinner Show
Country, gospel, bluegrass and old time rock-n-roll music, alongside a little comedy, will leave you with a night to remember. 828-926-8822.

Gem Mining
Old Pressley Mine in Canton has produced some of the world's largest sapphires. 828-648-6320

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture.

Our pristine mountain creeks and stream provide a great adventure for the young and old. Licenses and permits are required and are available at Haywood Hardware (828-926-0300) in Maggie Valley.

Whitewater Rafting
Nantahala Outdoor Center, 828-488-2175
• Blue Ridge Outing Company, 800-572-3510
Wildwater Ltd., 800-451-9972
• Whitewater of Waynesville, 828.454.9565

Biltmore Estate
George Vanderbilt's 250-room majestic mansion sits on more than 8,000 acres in Asheville and is the largest private home in America .

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Passengers ride in comfortable, reconditioned coaches, crown coaches, club cars, dining cars, and open cars. 800-872-4681

Unto These Hills
This powerful outdoor drama brings to life the story of the Cherokee people and the tragic Trail of Tears. 828-497-2111.

Oconaluftee Indian Village
Cherokee guides explain the history, culture and lifestyle of their ancestors, and visitors can experience traditional crafters including weavers, potters, woodworkers and others. 828-497-2315

For other area attractions, visit the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce or the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority

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