As one of the highest valley east of the Mississippi River, Maggie Valley, North Carolina has a unique 4 season climate despite its southern location. Nestled between the southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Plott Balsam Range, Maggie Valley is the perfect Smoky Mountain destination. Everything the Smokies are known for is close by. If you searching for things to do in Maggie Valley, look no further. Located on the fringe of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and two national forests, outdoor pursuits like hiking, camping, biking, whitewater rafting and horseback riding are favorites. You can also head over to the Cataloochee Valley area of the park and see the elk, which have been successfully reintroduced into the park.
Below are links to jsut some of the most popular things to do while visiting Maggie Valley.
|Blue Ridge Parkway
Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System. “America’s Favorite Drive” winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures complement spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys.
|Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ridge upon ridge of endless forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.
|Cataloochee Ski Area
Visit Cataloochee Ski Area this season and experience southern hospitality on the slopes. For generations of snow-loving families, Cataloochee is a winter tradition, and with good reason. Our winter playground is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks – riding the chairlift has never been more rewarding.
|Tube World Maggie Valley
Ride the crest of the latest wave in outdoor winter fun and Tubing! Tube World now brings this exciting fun-packed family experience to Maggie Valley, North Carolina. With Cataloochee’s famous snowmaking expertise your assured a good time no matter what the weather.
|Biltmore Estate & Winery
Four of the most fascinating acres at Biltmore Estate are all under one roof. America’s largest home boasts 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley, priceless art and antiques. Many of the grapes that go into our award-winning wines are handpicked from our own lakeside vineyards and carried to our state-of-the-art winery. Under the watchful eye of our French winemaker, great wine is becoming a new Biltmore tradition.
|Diamond K Dance Ranch
4027 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Diamond K Dance Ranch features live “Classic” and “Top 40” country music every Saturday night – year round. Free line dance lessons are available Saturday evening’s beginning at 7 pm. The fabulous Full House Band takes the stage at 8 pm. “FREE” Bluegrass music is featured Friday evenings (in season). 828-926-7735
|Maggie Valley Opry House
3605 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
The Maggie Valley Oprey House feature traditional Bluegrass and Mountain Music and is the home of banjo ledgend Raymond Fairchild. Open nightly, May through October.
|Cataloochee Valley Tours
Let our naturalist take you on a guided Eco-tour to one of the best kept secrets in the Great Smoky Mountains — Cataloochee Valley! See the elk on our guided Evening Elk Eco-Tours, offered year round or join us on a Spring Wildflower Hike, and then in June journey to our “secret” location to witness the magic of our Synchronous Firefly Night Walks.