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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

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
A 52-mile rail journey through valleys, inside winding tunnels and across spectacular gorges of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Attraction type: Scenic Railroads; Speciality Museums
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Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Swain County Heritage Museum
Swain County Heritage Museum
Attraction type: History Museums
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The Tunnel To Nowhere
The Tunnel To Nowhere
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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 56 Restaurants in Bryson City
Price: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Soups, Delicatessen
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Bistro at the Everett Hotel
The Bistro at the Everett Hotel
Ranked #2 of 56 Restaurants in Bryson City
Price: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: Wine Bar, American, International
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Everett Street Diner
Everett Street Diner
Ranked #3 of 56 Restaurants in Bryson City
Price: US$3 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Chocolate Shoppe
The Chocolate Shoppe
Ranked #4 of 56 Restaurants in Bryson City
Price: US$1 - US$25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Iron Skillet
The Iron Skillet
Ranked #5 of 56 Restaurants in Bryson City
Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Fryemont Inn
Fryemont Inn
US$75 - US$270
Ranked #4 of 10 Bryson City B&B and Inns
Ela Campground
Ela Campground
US$20 - US$175
Two Rivers Lodge
Two Rivers Lodge
US$64 - US$87
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Bryson City
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Folkestone Inn
3.0 of 5
Folkestone Inn
US$133 - US$153
Ranked #1 of 10 Bryson City B&B and Inns
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The Everett Hotel
The Everett Hotel
US$129 - US$239
Ranked #2 of 10 Bryson City B&B and Inns
Lands Creek Log Cabins
Lands Creek Log Cabins
US$130 - US$330

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

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Harrah's Cherokee Hotel
4.0 of 5
Harrah's Cherokee Hotel
US$104 - US$572
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
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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.