Maggie Valley is an excellent home base for exploring this area of western North Carolina and nearby Tennessee. Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are nearby for scenic drives. In nearby Cherokee learn about Indian heritage and culture or gamble at Harrah's Cherokee Casino. Explore the history of the Biltmore Estate and experience the beautiful gardens and grounds in nearby Asheville. Gatlinburg, Tennessee is over an hour away but is still close enough for a day trip to check out the attractions they have to offer. Family-friendly activities include an aquarium, water park, museums, an amusement park and much more.
Choose from a variety of restaurants in Maggie Valley if you want a break from cooking or just want to eat a meal out for a change. Whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner try the local favorite, Maggie Valley Restaurant. A popular place for just breakfast featuring a wide variety of pancakes is Joey's Pancake House which received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence. The area also boasts three Italian restaurants including Andolini's Italian Bistro, Frankie's Italian Trattoria, and Snappy's Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria. If you want to stay close to the resort, try Pin High Bar & Grille located in the adjacent Maggie Valley Country Club. The area features many other restaurants serving soup, salad, burgers, BBQ, steak, seafood and much more.
Popular This Time of the Year: Take a hike and see the wildflowers in bloom, go on a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, learn how to fly fish and play golf
- Average High: 66°
- Average Low: 38°
Popular This Time of the Year: Slide down the falls, take a whitewater rafting tour, look for elk, go on a day trip to the casino
- Average High: 80°
- Average Low: 56°
Popular This Time of the Year: Enjoy the changing colors of the leaves, attend a fall festival, hike to a waterfall and play golf
- Average High: 67°
- Average Low: 40°
Popular This Time of the Year: Learn to ski, go tubing, take a ride on the Polar Express and curl up by the fire and relax
- Average High: 48°
- Average Low: 23°
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Maggie Valley is a popular destination for motorcycle and car enthusiasts. Throughout the year it is host to many rallies and shows. Between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway it is also a great place to enjoy scenic drives whether you are on a motorcycle, in a car or even riding a bicycle. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing, golf, skiing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and more.
Maggie Valley's central location makes it easy for visitors to plan day trips to nearby destinations such as Cherokee, Bryson City and Asheville. These locations offer additional attractions such as a casino, the arts, shopping and dining experiences.
Maggie Valley offers locally-owned, unique shops offering a wide variety of items. Maggie Mountaineer Crafts has been around a long time and features souvenirs, t-shirts, craft items, antiques, jams & jellies, fudge and much more. Another locally-owned store is Cabbage Rose offering ladies apparel, jewelry, bath & body products and much more including an adjacent Christmas shop. If you came for skiing and find yourself in need of gear or you need to rent some equipment, check out Maggie Valley Skis & Tees. Nearby Waynesville features Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Food Lion and Ingles where you can buy groceries and other necessities for your visit.