What Are Some Things to Do in Maggie Valley?


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Maggie Valley offers a variety of attractions and entertainment options including horseback riding, miniature golf, snow skiing and snow tubing, and whitewater rafting. Those interested in mining can visit the Maggie Valley Rock Shop or the Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine.

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Cataloochee Ranch offers a selection of horseback riding trails through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is possible to book a half-day ride or a full-day ride. The ranch also offers mountain hikes, wildflower and birdwatching walks, wagon rides and packages for snow skiing and snowboarding. There is a dining room at the ranch that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ranch also offers overnight accommodations.

Fantasy Gold and Game Room on Socco Road in Maggie Valley offers a variety of family-oriented activities. It has an 18-hole miniature golf course that features a waterfall, lighthouse and views of the surrounding area.

Carolina Outfitters offers whitewater rafting excursions on the Nantahala River. It offers both guided and unguided raft trips and assisted raft trips for larger groups. It also offers trips in inflatable kayaks called funyaks. The earliest departure time for river trips is 10:00 a.m., and the latest departure time is 3:00 p.m. The company strongly recommends reservations.

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