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Clark Griswald would love this!

you can climb the tower for a mere .50 cents, how can you pass this up, this is Americana that... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2017
jeffrey m
View, view, view!

Just on the side of Rt. 19 on the way up Soco sits a small, but noticeable tower. For small fee you... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2017
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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6638 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you're traveling in or near the Cherokee National Forest towards the Smoky Mountains, make a quick pit stop here at the Soco Tower and Craft Store. For fifty cents, you can climb up to the top of the tower and view the beautiful Maggie...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NHGMarie
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Tower is only $0.50 pp to climb and is worth doing so. If you’re short on time or store is closed, there is a decent lookout point next to the store. Souvenirs inside are nice and not tacky.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

I was very impressed with the tower. Views from the top are incredible, and admission was only 50 cents per person! There was a good selection of items in the craft store - t-shirts, postcards, jelly/jams, and more.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank bfebrown
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We passed this tower a couple of times before stopping, as I'd read the review that said it was closed. It was open, and certainly worth a visit. There's a gift shop stocked with the usual souvenirs, and the visit to the tower is 1USD,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank cputus01
Reviewed April 10, 2018

I wanted to go up in the tower, but the place is closed and up for sale now. Sooo disappointed. These quirky little places are my favorite to visit. I'm sure it would've been an eventful stop.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank dirtyfreddie
Reviewed October 22, 2017

50cents to walk up the tower -- well worth it for the view. The gift shop is a nice walk through as well. Saw a "for sale" sign on the place hope it stays because it is such a classic

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank hr1313
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view but yes need to be in shape and like heights. Gift shop has really nice couple and some unique gifts. Today we were all treated with a view of the elks.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Diana C
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Take the climb...for 50 cents....you will make it...take a lot of pictures, wave to the cars below even if you like.....gift shop/ store ha a lot of the normal stuff...some good T-shirts.....some are better than others for quality , you'll notice....I got a couple here...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank slamme
Reviewed July 3, 2017

you can climb the tower for a mere .50 cents, how can you pass this up, this is Americana that you just dont see much anymore!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jeffrey m
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Just on the side of Rt. 19 on the way up Soco sits a small, but noticeable tower. For small fee you can climb the stairs and look off into the nearby valley and see some of the nicest views.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank michaelwhite3268
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