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Bryson City

(4.1/5 based on 8,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: museums, adventure, breweries
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains. From its vantage point about 30 minutes west of the national park’s entrance, the town’s accommodations and family-owned restaurants along Everett Street provide the comforts of home to thousands of visitors embarking on their exploration of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Visitors with an affinity for water can explore whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, or fishing here, while land lovers can try horseback riding, mountain biking, or travel by scenic train. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Bryson City trip itinerary using our United States tour planner.
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Private mountain cabins, lofts, and condos are situated within Bryson and near the city limits. This is a comfortable way to enjoy a rustic holiday in the mountains. Camping is another popular activity in the area, and many shops in town sell camping supplies. For those less interested in rustic living, choose a bed and breakfast or country inn for local hospitality and comfort.
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