OTHER AREA ATTRACTIONS —
Visit America’s Castle in Asheville, just 45 minutes from Dillsboro.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Spectacular views, picnic areas and trails. Entrance just 20 minutes from Dillsboro.
Elk have been reintroduced into the National Park and viewing areas are about 1 hour from Dillsboro.
Cataloochee Ski Area
Just outside Maggie Valley and about 45 minutes from Dillsboro.
National scenic byway above the clouds, hiking trails and scenic overlooks.
Cherokee Indian Reservation
Outdoor Summer Drama “Unto These Hills”, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Oconoluftee Indian Village. Gem mines. All just 20 minutes away.
Deep Creek Trails & Waterfalls
Easy walking trails and 3 waterfalls just 30 minutes away.
Fishing , Hiking and Waterfall maps available through the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians
Through exhibits and videos you’ll learn about past fly fishing legends, the evolution of rods and reels, basic knots, fly-tying, types of gear, types of gamefish, regional fishing waters, and the history of fly fishing in the Southeast. Located in Cherokee.
The highest dam east of the Rockies, built during WWII.
Fun Factory For Kids
Games and fun for the whole family in Franklin.
Gem Mines on the road between Franklin and Cherokee of Hwy 441
Macon County (Franklin) Chamber of Commerce
Gem mines, Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Graham County - Tail of the Dragon
318 curves in 11 miles, US 129
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
America’s most visited Park. Cherokee
entrance just 20 minutes away.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
24-hour gaming, restaurants, hotels and world class entertainment
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
List of hiking, fishing trails, waterfall overlooks, gem mines and local events
Joyce Kilmer National Forest
Easy walking trails to see virgin timber stands.
Mountain Farm Museum
At the Cherokee entrance to the National Park. Historic buildings.
Scottish Tartans Museum
Celebrating Scots-Irish heritage in Franklin.
Smoky Mountain Country Club
18-hole mountain golf course with beautiful views. Whittier Exit 72 off Hwy 74.
Swain County (Bryson City) Chamber of Commerce
Additional attractions, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, tubing
Downtown Sylva Association
Close to Dillsboro is Sylva, the county seat. The courthouse is a famous landmark and marks the beginning of this post-industrial town.
Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University is a major four year college that has partnered with Dillsboro to meet the needs of the local community. WCU has a state of the art performance center and is the home to Mountain Heritage Museum.
Whitewater Rafting & Float Trips
The Tuckasegee River and the Nantahala River. Fun for the whole family.