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Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
#2 of 26 things to do in Bryson City
Terrific people , terrific staff, wonderful museum, Great Food on the train, reasonable prices , this is a kids dream and also grandparents with their grand kids.
As a kid, Lionel Trains were a huge part of my life courtesy of my Dad, and it was great to see such a complete collection of Lionel engines, cars and accessories.
Swain County Heritage Museum
#1 of 26 things to do in Bryson City
It is beautifully illustrated with photos, display cases of tools, etc. a movie presentation, and some hands-on activities for children.
The kids liked viewing the historical pictures and then "finding them" around the town as we explored the shops up and down the street.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
#5 of 26 things to do in Bryson City
We rode the Great Smoky Mountains train on our last vacation we had an open-air car it was very fun my children loved it.
The great smoky mountain railroad has an excellent gift shop and museum for the kids to explore.
The Tunnel To Nowhere
#6 of 26 things to do in Bryson City
Bring kids to this easy but cool hike right outside Bryson City.
The history and heartbreak to Swain County families are worth researching.
Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond
#7 of 26 things to do in Bryson City
Amazing family time where you have fun catching your dinner and then cook it yourself
This was a awesome thrill for the grand kids to catch their first fish and then to have rainbow trout cooked that evening back at the campfire.
The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City
#9 of 26 things to do in Bryson City
Tim's stories were perfect - entertaining for everyone present, including young children, teens, parents, and grandparents.
We enjoyed every part of our family vacation which included the Polar Express train and Biltmore, but going here was my daughter's favorite.
Deep Creek National Park
#10 of 26 things to do in Bryson City
The kids really enjoyed seeing a waterfall so up close.
This one is family oriented, many small business right before the entrance-worth the rental to go tubing on the creek.
Darnell Farms
#12 of 26 things to do in Bryson City
Produce quality is great, huge selection, amazing taste, great prices, wonderful employees (who actually are involved, care about what they are selling and knowledgeable), and awesome play area for kids (and grown...
Located right on the Tuckaseegee River, Darnell Farms has campsites, picnicking right on the river banks as well as festivals that are fun for the whole family.
Nantahala River Gem Mine
#13 of 26 things to do in Bryson City
I am in my 50's and felt like a little kid on a treasure hunt, I will be returning to this gem mine on my next visit to the mountains
Great fun! Kids children really enjoy it.
Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine
#16 of 26 things to do in Bryson City
She was great at talking to the kids and identifying rocks and their meanings to them.
Stopped here on our way out of time to give the kids a little hands on activity.the