At Creekwood Farm RV park we believe in promoting our local area attractions. These are a few of the attractions we encourage our guest to visit while in the area.
With a population of 60,000, Haywood County is the third largest county in western North Carolina. Home to 546 scenic square miles of mountain vistas, fertile river valleys and rolling foothills, Haywood County is located in the western part of North Carolina—within a day’s drive of 50% of the U.S. population. Once known as a summer retreat destination, Haywood is home to a growing economy, unmatched business climate and exceptionally high quality of life—making it an ideal location to live, work and play.
Wheels Through Time Museum
Wheels Though Time Museum is the home to the worlds premier collection of rare American motorcycles, memorabilia and a distinct array of unique “one off” American automobiles. Located just 5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, North Carolina the museum houses a collection of over 350 rare machines, comprised of 25 makes including Harley Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Henderson and the famous Flying Merkel. Rare oddities such as the world’s rarest motorcycle, the Traub are exhibited in truly unique displays. Hill climbing machines, board track racers, and dirt track racers are glorified within the 40 thousand square foot museum facility.Many visitors consider the displays equally as interesting as the rare machines within. The museum layout is more than a timeline of machines. It has the feel of an old garage, but is touched by relevant artwork of the era and houses precious items of memorabilia by the thousands. The museum is literally a cornucopia of American history.
The automobile collection is equally as interesting as the 2 wheel marvels. A pair of 32 roadsters, Packard and Lincoln from the classic era are surrounded by distinctive one off” autos such as the 1949 Veritas and the massive 1915 Locomobile built during the gilded age of American history.
The collection was started by Museum founder Dale Walksler in 1969 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. In 1977 the collection moved to Mt. Vernon Illinois where it was housed at the Harley Davidson dealership founded by Dale. As the collection matured it became obvious the potential for a true museum was at hand. In 2002 the collection moved to it present location in Maggie Valley, N.C. A new 501c3 not for profit status was attained, and Wheels Through Time was on its way to preserving forever a most unique aspect of our American history.
SHOOK HOUSE MUSEUM
The Town of Waynesville is a great place to visit in any season. Whether one is looking to explore the mountains during our mild summers, gaze at the natural splendor of fall leaf changes, or view snow covered mountains during the winter, the town offers such vacationing for any preference. With our proximity to the natural wonders of The Great Smokey Mountains National Park, as well as, the famous Blue Ridge Parkway the Town is truly a place of recreational opportunity.
Perhaps one of the Town’s greatest assets is its unique and lively Main Street. From its local restaurants and breweries serving up local options, to its diverse stores, Waynesville offers attractions and shopping for all. Also, as one can see from the calendar to the left, there is no lack of festivals held in town during the year, such as Folkmont and monthly Street Dances during the summer.
Elk once roamed the southern Appalachian mountains and elsewhere in the eastern United States. They were eliminated from the region by over-hunting and loss of habitat. The last elk in North Carolina was believed to have been killed in the late 1700s. In Tennessee, the last elk was killed in the mid-1800s. By 1900, the population of elk in North America dropped to the point that hunting groups and other conservation organizations became concerned the species was headed for extinction.
A primary mission of the National Park Service is to preserve native plants and animals on lands it manages. In cases where native species have been eliminated from park lands, the National Park Service may choose to reintroduce them.Reintroduction of elk into Great Smoky Mountains National Park began in 2001 when 25 elk were brought from the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area along the Tennessee-Kentucky border. In 2002, the park imported another 27 animals.
CATALOOCHEE GUEST RANCH
Set on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this family-owned lodge is 1.2 miles from the Cataloochee Ski Area. Amenities include a seasonal pool, wagon rides, lawn games and live entertainment, plus complimentary family-style breakfast and dinner. There’s also a fishing pond, hiking trail access and a gift shop. Horseback rides can be arranged for a fee