Great Smoky Mountains RailroadTake a scenic train ride on excursions along the Nantahala and Tuckasegee Rivers, over the mountains, across valleys and through tunnels. Choose from a variety of train adventures departing from Bryson City. Many special event train rides including beer, wine and Polar Express.
November 6, 2020–January 10, 2021The Biltmore House is even more magical when adorned for the holidays - complete with 55 elaborate hand-decorated trees including the favorite 35-ft. live Fraser fir in the Banquet Hall, a thousand poinsettias, miles of garland and live music. Throughout the estate, find 100+ decorated trees with 25,000+ ornaments, 1.
Biltmore has reopened the house, gardens, grounds, and Antler Hill Village with modified hours and reduced capacities.AttractionsAdmissions Gate: Open daily 9 AM–5 PMReception and Ticketing Sales Center: Open daily 9 AM–5 PMBiltmore House: Open daily 10 AM–4 PMDownton Abbey Exhibition: Open daily. Find details and hours here.
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian tells the story of the Cherokee people and sets the scene for the Cherokee Heritage Trails. Here the Cherokee community presents its perspective on its own history and culture. Located in Cherokee, North Carolina, about 50 miles from Asheville, the museum& 39;s impressive exhibits takes you from 11,000 years ago to the present.
Campground for Dogs: 4 Paws Kingdom Campground near Rutherfordton is the first and only dog-dedicated campground (campers & RVs), with a fenced-in swimming pond, off-leash play areas, agility park, doggie bathhouse and more. If you don& 39;t have an RV or camper, rent one or a cabin. It& 39;s like summer camp for dogs!
Stone Mountain is the highest point in the DuPont State Recreational Forest at 3,620 feet. Much of the top of this knob is exposed granite slabs that allow for 180 degree views from a great picnic spot and multiple places for partial views, especially in the winter when the leaves are off the trees. While thousands visit the nearby waterfalls in DuPont Forest (like High Falls, Triple Falls and Bridal Veil Falls), a much smaller number hike to the top of Stone Mountain.