Maggie Valley, NC
Maggie Valley is a popular destination for those interested in an energetic mountain vacation.
There are plenty of fun things to do in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. This gem is brimming with family-friendly activities and attractions – and is just a step away from some of the best hiking around The Great Smoky Mountains. Wheels Through Time, the Cataloochee Ski Area and Cataloochee Ranch are some of our most popular attractions.
Maggie Valley is located in Haywood County and is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In addition to enjoying plentiful outdoor activities, visitors to Maggie Valley are also strongly encouraged to take a drive through the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.
Nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, you can enjoy a unique mix of history and adventure in Maggie Valley that will keep you coming back for more.
- Wheels Through Time – A world-class, all-American transportation museum with a working collection of over 350 rare antique motorcycles and automobiles.
- Cataloochee Ski Area – Historically the Southeast’s longest operating ski resort, Cataloochee is an ideal resort for both novice and experienced skiers and snowboarders.
- Cataloochee Ranch – Set on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this family-owned lodge offers horseback riding, live entertainment and family-style meals for you and yours to enjoy.
- Maggie Valley Stompin’ Ground – With a 60 by 80 foot dance floor, you can’t help but feel the urge to join in as locals dance and clog to live music from some of the best mountain and bluegrass bands at this popular dance hall.
- Maggie Valley Opry House – Owned by world banjo champion Raymond Fairchild, this theatre showcases a wide range of Appalachian music traditions, including bluegrass, mountain music and clogging.
- Maggie Valley Club & Resort – With breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains and pristine greens and fairways, it doesn’t get much better than golfing at this historic resort.
- Outdoor Activities – Whether you’re hiking Purchase Knob, exploring Soco Falls or biking down the Blue Ridge Parkway, it’s easy to enjoy the great outdoors in Maggie Valley.
Maggie Valley also hosts dozens of events like Hillbilly Jam and Plottfest throughout the year at its public festival grounds. From barbecue festivals and motorcycle rallies to craft shows and music festivals, you can always find some sort of celebration happening around town.
About Maggie Valley, NC
- Home to local, easily accessible restaurants and shops.
- Dubbed the “Elk Capital of North Carolina,” because of its proximity to Cataloochee Valley, where the elk have been reintroduced and are thriving.
- World banjo champion Raymond Fairchild regularly performs at the Maggie Valley Opry House.
History Fun Fact
- Maggie Valley received its name from John Setzer, who established the town’s first post office in 1904. He named the newly incorporated town after his 14-year-old daughter, Maggie.
Maggie Valley Area Attractions
|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. Website
|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.