Franklin North Carolina Tourism - Historic Sites, Museums, Gemstone Mine, Forests, Outdoor Recreation

Franklin NC Hotels

Franklin NC is accessible via US 64, US 23, US 441 and NC 28

Key Points of interest are:

Nantahala National Forest

Nantahala Gorge

Whitewater Rafting - North of Franklin - guided raft trips down the Nantahala River - class II and class III rapids. April - October

Wayah Bald - mountain top with bald top and sheer cliffs in Nantahala National Forest

Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum is located at 25 Phillips Street. The museum features Native American artifacts, Minerals and Fossils.

Scottish tartans Museum and heritage Center is located at 86 East Main St. The museum features exhibits on Scottish heritage, Tartan displays, information on Scots in WNC and handmade crafts for sale.

Ruby City Gem and Minerals is located at 130 East Main St. The center features a shop and museum with exhibits of minerals, a 382 lb. sapphire, raw and cut gemstones, mining for rubies and crystal at local mines

Dillsboro NC is located North of Franklin on US 441. The town has antique shops, crafts, toy shops. It is also famous for the Jarrett House restaurant which is located on Main Street. The restaurant is a landmark and features family style meals.

Dillsboro NC Hotels

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad  departs from: Dillsboro, Bryson City, Andrews. The train ride features a Gourmet diNer.

Fontana Lake is located in the Robbinsville NC area. The lake border the Great Smokey national park. for lodging see Robbinsville Hotels.

Cherohala Skyway is a Scenic road that runs along the crest of the Unico Mountains and  passes through the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. The Unico Crest 4470 ft in altitude. You can see 3 states: TN, GA, NC.

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest has Waterfalls, wilderness areas, hiking.

Highlands Tourism

Franklin NC Hotels

pictures are of Hiwassee Lake, Murphy, North Carolina, Tuckaseigee River, Bryson City, NC and the Sunrise in Nantahala Gorge, WNC

Visit nearby Biltmore Estates -  Asheville North Carolina

Nearby States