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Things to do in Maggie Valley

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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
Owner description: Maggie Valley Gem Mine is great fun for all ages. Our mine ore is some of the richest in the area. We purchase ore from... more » Owner description: Maggie Valley Gem Mine is great fun for all ages. Our mine ore is some of the richest in the area. We purchase ore from several area mines, as well as a few further away mines. We then mix the ore from the several mines with our rich ore, so that there is a... "Guaranteed Find Every Time!" « less
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
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Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
Category: Performances
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Ranked #7 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Cataloochee Ski Area, located high in the mountains of Western North Carolina is the home of “Great Skiing in the Great... more » Owner description: Cataloochee Ski Area, located high in the mountains of Western North Carolina is the home of “Great Skiing in the Great Smokies!” One of the first areas in the region to open each season, Cataloochee is committed to making your skiing and snowboarding experience the best it can be by utilizing one the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast. With 100% snowmaking on 17 lighted slopes including the Cat Cage Terrain Park, 3 aerial lifts and 3 moving carpet lifts, and over 4,000 sets of snowsports equipment, the Cataloochee experience offers something everyone. We feature a PSIA and AASI member Ski and Snowboard School with instruction for all ages and abilities, a Children’s Learning Center featuring our Cat Trackers program for kids ages 4-12 and a variety of terrain for beginners to experts alike. « less
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
Category: Performances; Dance Club/ Discos; Educational Sites
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Ranked #9 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
Category: Health Clubs
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Ranked #10 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: A day at Tube World brings memories of childhood sled rides rushing back. Kids of all ages enjoy tubing, perfect for a... more » Owner description: A day at Tube World brings memories of childhood sled rides rushing back. Kids of all ages enjoy tubing, perfect for a family or group outing. « less
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Ranked #11 of 13 attractions in Maggie Valley
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Ghost Town In The Sky was built literally on top of a mountain in one of America’s most beautiful regions, and the park’s... more » Owner description: Ghost Town In The Sky was built literally on top of a mountain in one of America’s most beautiful regions, and the park’s uniqueness and incredible location has attracted families to Western North Carolina for decades.Ghost Town In The Sky was conceived by the late R. B. Coburn, who was inspired to build a park with a western theme after visiting several ghost towns in the American West. In 1960, Coburn purchased Buck Mountain near Maggie Valley as the sight of his town, and construction began in September of 1960 with the help of a few investors, including Ms. Alaska Presley. Over two hundred locals were hired to construct the 40 replica buildings that comprised the Western Town, which is located at the Mountain’s peak. A double incline railway was also constructed to bring its passengers to the entrance of Ghost Town, located at over 3300 feet up the mountainside. The park opened in May of 1961, and since then new rides and attractions have been added throughout the years.Ghost Town has entertained millions of guests throughout the country. Ghost Town was built and opened in a time of uncertainty: bomb shelters were common, Americans were faced with the Cold War and Bay of Pigs, and the President was assassinated. The sixties movement was stirring up the conservatives from the fifties. Popular movies on the Silver screen were Westerns with hero-figures such as John Wayne and Roy Rogers. Television was becoming a household commodity, and shows such as Bonanza, Big Valley, Rawhide and Gunsmoke featured Wild West heroes that children could admire.Ghost Town brought that Hollywood glamour and action to life. Cowboys interacted with the children, much in a similar manner that they do today, and were heroic. Ghost Town was a true escape from reality.Ghost Town closed its doors in 2002 after 41 years of successful operation. Coburn sold the property to in August, 2006, who attempted to revive the park, but ended up closing at the end of the 2009 season. Alaska Presley, one of the original investors, purchased the park in the spring of 2012 and will be opening the park in various phases.Those children who have been to Ghost Town now have kids and grandchildren of their own, and the parents that took their kids in the past now have grandchildren and great grandchildren that will enjoy Ghost Town again. « less
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