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Things to Do in Waynesville, NC & Near Maggie Valley

Thanks to our excellent location in Waynesville, near Maggie Valley, The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa is just minutes away from all of the action you crave when vacationing in mountain country. Once you’ve enjoyed all of our splendid on-site activities, let us show you all of the things to do in Waynesville and the surrounding areas. This town is a true mountain gem, with tons of history around every corner and several outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, skiing, and rafting only minutes away from our Inn.

Visit Historic Downtown Waynesville

Downtown Waynesville is less than a mile and half from The Waynesville Inn, and it holds many treasures for you to discover. The tree-lined brick sidewalks are your gateway to unique shops, galleries, and cafés. Find something excellent to eat or enjoy a local festival.

Haywood Arts Regional Theatre

Since 1997, the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre has hosted a year-round schedule of musicals and plays. Visitors and locals love this theatre, one of the most active in the Southeast.

Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

The Shelton House was constructed in 1875 and remains on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts sits in this building and houses local crafts from the 19th century, including pottery, quilts, dulcimers, and Native American artifacts.

The Biltmore Estate

Visit the largest privately owned estate in the country at The Biltmore Estate in nearby Asheville. This property features a scenic house, winery, and gardens.

The North Carolina Arboretum

Nestled in the Pisgah National Forest, the North Carolina Arboretum features over 430 acres of public garden space highlighting the plant diversity of the Southern Appalachians. You can enjoy guided and self-guided tours and classes on natural history.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino

Try your luck at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in nearby Cherokee, North Carolina. Within the home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, you can find video-based and interactive table games of chance, as well as several restaurants.

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian

The history of the fascinating Cherokee people is on display at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Just 30 minutes away from our Inn, this historic trip through time features permanent and traveling exhibits, artifact collections, and artist series.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

For a unique trip through Western North Carolina, book a ticket for your whole family on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Open all year, this railroad provides adult and children-themed trips, including diner trains and all-day excursions. – Haywood County 

Witness breathtaking mountain views and explore the great outdoors!


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