Things To Do With Kids

Family Friendly Activities in Bryson City

As the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Great Smoky Mountains, Bryson City, North Carolina is an idyllic vacation destination for families. Its easy access to adventure, wide open spaces, and scenic vistas make it perfect for those looking for a less crowded destination - an under-the-radar town far from crowds yet close to nature. Kid-friendly adventures include easy trail hikes, train excursions, and other outdoor adventure. In fact, children as young as 7 years old can raft the whitewater on the Nantahala River.

And with all the things to do in Bryson City NC with kids, you’ll never be at a loss for family-friendly fun! Here are our favorite family-friendly things to do in Bryson City NC, including our Visitor Center staff picks:.

Featured Things to do With Kids

Appalachian Rivers Aquarium

The Appalachian Rivers Aquarium is currently CLOSED for the month of January . During this time, heavier maintenance and facility upgrades are completed. The aquarium will reopen to the public on Friday, February 3rd, 2023. Admission is…

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Our passenger excursions take you from our historic depot in Bryson City, through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina to various destinations. Our variety of passegner train options and special event trains makes us perfect…

Swain County Visitor Center and Heritage Museum

Located in the 1908 historic courthouse in downtown Bryson City, North Carolina, the Swain County Heritage Museum tells the story of Swain County and its people. Through photos, exhibits and video you will learn about the life of early…

Treetop Adventure Nets

For junior adventurers, the Nantahala Outdoor Center's Treetop Adventure Nets is the perfect for play for children as young as three. Located in the heart of campus overlooking the beautiful Nantahala River, this 100% net based aerial…

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