Maggie Valley has been a popular family resort town in the mountains of North Carolina for many years. It's only 35 miles west of downtown Asheville. It's a laid-back, old-fashioned mountain town with many local shops with art, crafts, home furnishings and much more. Don't miss the Cabbage Rose, a shopper's dream with and a complete Christmas Shop.
A must-see is Wheels Through Time, an impressive motorcycle and car museum (read more) with a an amazing collection. There are many "mom and pop" motels and great local restaurants. Just west of town are the Blue Ridge Parkway, Soco Falls and Cherokee.
Directions from Asheville (35 miles): Take I-40 West to Exit #27 and follow signs for the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway (US 19 South).
Things to Do in Maggie Valley
Watch Appalachian dance at Stompin' Ground, the clogging capital of the world. And dance with your honey to live country and bluegrass music. They are only open on Saturday nights, April through October. See our Stompin' Ground Guide.
Ghost Town in the Sky: This longtime favorite amusement park has had a turbulent time recently with closings and openings. They had planned to reopen in 2016 but never did (and probably won't).