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Immediate Franklin Area:

Wayah Bald - Breathtaking View! From the fire tower, you can see 3 states!
Restrooms available.

Cliffside Lake - Located off 64 East, between Franklin and Highlands.
This lovely park National Forrest, offers fishing - fishing license required.
A recreation area for picnicking and barbecuing, swimming, nature walk,
covered area with snack machines and restrooms available.

Waterfalls - On 64 East (heading from Franklin towards Highlands) are magnificent
waterfalls including:

Cullasaja Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Dry Falls

Bowling And Skating - Franklin Lanes And Franklin Skateway - also has miniature golf.

Gem Mining - Some located on 441 North and also some original mines in the
Cowee Valley area.

The Factory - A 56,000 sq. ft. area of amusements plus 3 restaurants, including batting cages, a trampoline, arcade games, 10 bowling lanes, two go-cart tracks, 2 miniature golf courses, a carousel and several kid-friendly play areas. By November 2003, there will be Q-Zar laser tag area and virtual reality simulator. No smoking and no alcohol allowed on the premises.

Golf - One 18 hole, two 9 hole, and a par 3 with driving range.

Macon County Recreation Park - On 441 South, offers pool, tennis courts, walking trail, basketball courts, ball fields, batting cages, new playground equipment, and picnic tables, restrooms available.

Franklin High School Track - Located about a block south of Prudential office,
has a rubberized track and is open to the public.

Shopping - Many antique shops and craft shops, including our new Whistle Stop Mall, which houses loads of antique booths, as well as numerous retail shops.

Walmart, Kmart, and several chain grocery stores.

Dining Out - Franklin has many fast food restaurants, as well as a variety of upscale restaurants.

Perry's Water Garden - Large aquatic plant nursery. A beautiful place to visit.

Horseback Riding - 3 stables in the area.


Scottish Tartans Museum Heritage Center

Gem and Mineral Museum

Wilderness Taxidermy and Museum

Day Trips:

Canoeing, Tubing And White Water Rafting

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Blue Ridge Parkway

Cherokee Indian Reservation And Harrah's Casino - Cherokee, NC

The Biltmore Estate - Asheville, NC

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad - Dillsboro, NC
Just 15 miles from Franklin on 441 North

Unto These Hills Outdoor Indian Drama - Cherokee, NC

Oconaluftee Indian Village - Cherokee, NC