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Bryson City NC

Bryson City North Carolina
“Have a Big Vacation in a Small Town”

Town of Bryson City NC

Bryson city is located in Swain County North Carolina. Just South of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bryson City, has many tings to offer any age visitor. This mountain town has a diverse selection of unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and plenty of places to stay. Close to Bryson city NC there is tubing on Deep Creek, Whitewater rafting, and kayaking on the Nantahala River, fishing on Fontana Lake and local streams, Tsali mountain biking trails, horseback riding, and hiking to beautiful waterfalls. A major attraction activity, and events in Bryson City is the Great Smoky Mountain railroad excursion located in downtown.

History of Bryson City NC

For 14,000 years the Cherokee had been living and hunting in the area where Bryson City is located. The Cherokee’s oldest village called, “Kituwha”, was located upstream from where Bryson city is today. in the 1800s the land was sold to Colonel Thaddeus Bryson and Alfred Cline. Cline’s wife then sold a part of the land to the county to form Bryson City. The town was named after the many services rendered to the city by Thaddeus Bryson. The Western North Carolina railroad brought many visitors to the area, by increasing transportation and trade. Today the , The Great
Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge parkway also brings a significant amount of revenue to Bryson City with outdoor recreational enthusiasts and travelers.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • Fly Fishing Museum of the Appalachian Mountains
  • Nantahala National Forest
  • Tsali Mountain Biking
  • Fly Fishing Festival

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