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Bryson City overview

Bryson City is a budget-friendly place unique for its casinos and college atmosphere. You'll enjoy the abundant coffee and bar choices. Families will find plenty of fun at Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. While you're here, stop by The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians and Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. A family-friendly area, Bryson City also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Bryson City

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, Bryson City has accommodations to fit every need. There are 179 hotels in the Bryson City area and you can shop as many as 51 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 68 2-star hotels with an average price of $50 per night
  • • 75 3-star hotels with an average price of $69 per night
  • • 21 4-star hotels with an average price of $99 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 30048 user reviews of Bryson City hotels:
  • • Nantahala Village (Bryson City)
  • • Sleep Inn Bryson City - Cherokee Area (Bryson City)
  • • Riverbend Lodging (Bryson City)
  • • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bryson City (Bryson City)
  • • RoseWood Inn (Bryson City)

How to get to Bryson City

Fly in to Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), 40.1 mi (64.5 km) from downtown Bryson City. Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional) is the next closest major airport, 51.2 mi (82.4 km) away.

What to see around Bryson City

Fun activities like excursions and rafting are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Oconaluftee Islands Park
  • • Alum Cave Trail
  • • Chimney Tops
  • • Mount LeConte
  • • Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • • Cherokee Bear Zoo
  • • Cherokee Fun Park
  • • Bryson City Gem Mine
  • • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo
The area's museums and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians
  • • Smokey Mountain Trains Museum
  • • Pincu Pottery
  • • Oconaluftee Indian Village
  • • Cherokee Welcome Center
It's well known for its mountain views and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Waterrock Knob
  • • Laurel Falls
  • • Ramsey Cascades
  • • Greenbrier Picnic Area
  • • High Falls Trail
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • Mountain Farm Museum
  • • Southwestern Community College
  • • Western Carolina University
  • • Walker Sisters Place
  • • Junaluska Museum
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Dollywood
  • • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

When to visit Bryson City

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 64°F day, 23°F night
  • • April-June: 83°F day, 35°F night
  • • July-September: 84°F day, 48°F night
  • • October-December: 73°F day, 24°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 14.8 inches
  • • April-June: 13.3 inches
  • • July-September: 13.8 inches
  • • October-December: 12.4 inches