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Bryson City
Bordering the southern side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bryson City is a small town with big outdoor possibilities: whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, tubing, zip-lining, paddleboarding, mountain biking and scenic train rides. This laid-back, non-touristy spot is a true getaway for couples, friends and families alike. Bryson City is just one hour west of Asheville, two hours from Greenville, Knoxville and Chattanooga and three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte.

All things to do » Things to do

Pincu Pottery
Pincu Pottery
Browse the gallery and watch the potter at work. Pottery Classes, now only available in the summertime, fill quickly. Please call to register.
Attraction type: Educational Sites
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Tsali Recreation Area
Tsali Recreation Area
A bike trail with great facilities traversing challenging terrain.
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Smokey Mountain Trains Museum
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Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
A 52-mile rail journey through valleys, inside winding tunnels and across spectacular gorges of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Attraction type: Scenic Railroads
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Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond
Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Filling Station Deli Sub Shop
The Filling Station Deli Sub Shop
Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Bryson City
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Dessert, Ice Cream, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Dessert, Private Dining
Bryson City Cork and Bean
Bryson City Cork and Bean
Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in Bryson City
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic, Organic
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Mountain Perks
Mountain Perks
Ranked #3 of 49 Restaurants in Bryson City
Price: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Healthy, Bagels, Café
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Soda Pops
Soda Pops
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Bryson City
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dessert
Everett Street Diner
Everett Street Diner
Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Bryson City
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Two Rivers Lodge
Two Rivers Lodge
$49 - $99
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Bryson City
Falling Waters Adventure Resort
Falling Waters Adventure Resort
$39 - $81
Lloyds on the River Country Inn
Lloyds on the River Country Inn
$55 - $120
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Bryson City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lands Creek Log Cabins
Lands Creek Log Cabins
$130 - $330
Hemlock Inn
Hemlock Inn
$120 - $170
Ranked #2 of 11 Bryson City B&B and Inns
Lakeview at Fontana
Lakeview at Fontana
$98 - $220
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Bryson City
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.