Incorporated in 1907 Elevation: 3,020‘ Population: 607 Average Highs in July: 80’s Average Lows in July: 60’s Approximate distance from NY: 12 hours Approximate distance from FL: 10 hours Maggie Valley, NC Facts:
Asheville Art Museum Banner Elk Winery & Blueberry Villa Biltmore Chimney Rock Park Colburn Earth Science Museum Dillsboro River Company Rafting & Tubing Emerald Village Ghost Town in the Sky Grandfather Mountain Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville Great Smokey Mountain Fish Camp & Tubing Lake Lure Tours LaZoom Comedy Tours of Asheville Linville Caverns <ul><li>BLUE </li></ul><ul><li>CARD </li></ul><ul><li>Loafers Glory Tubing </li></ul><ul><li>MountainSide Theatre: Unto these Hills Mystery Hill Nantahala Outdoor Center + River Rafting OnconaLuftee Indian Village Rose Creek Mine Smith-McDowell House Museum Smoky Mountain Jet Boats Smoky Mountain Trains Museum Historic Orchard At AltaPass Cherokee Indian Museum Thomas Wolfe Memorial Tweetsie RailRoad Wildwater Rafting </li></ul><ul><li>Christy’s Suggestions: </li></ul><ul><li>Check them all out online Click Here : </li></ul>Blue Ridge Blue Card: One Ticket, 30 Attractions, One Low Price Days Adult Child 2 day $79.99 $49.99 3 day $109.99 $79.99 5 day $159.99 $119.99
<ul><li>Friday </li></ul><ul><li>July 3 </li></ul>Arrive, Check-in, & get settled Evening’s activities: * Eat Dinner * Relax on the deck, Take a Dip in the Jacuzzi or Challenge a Family Member to a game of Pool
<ul><li>Saturday </li></ul><ul><li>July 4 </li></ul>HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!! AM: Sleep in & Enjoy a Big Family Breakfast Day: Drive Along the Blue Ridge Parkway The highest and wildest segment of the Blue Ridge Parkway meanders through Haywood County along 46 miles of the highest ridges in the Appalachians. Get lost in the classic Smoky views, rugged mountains and thickets of rhododendrons. Rich in history, you’ll see stunning vistas from anywhere you stop along the Great Balsams, the ancient range that borders the southern side of Haywood County. PM: Horn in the West Loved by young and old, the Horn in the West drama is located in the heart of Boone, North Carolina in one of the most beautiful outdoor theaters in the country, Daniel Boone Ampitheater. This theatrical adventure recounts the story of an early NC pioneer family, a man’s love of a son, and his loyalty to England. Ultimately, they meet with destiny...a destiny that forged the future of a nation . Visitors are also given access to the Hickory Ridge Homestead museum, which offers a special glimpse into North Carolina's mountaineer past as actors sporting period clothing explain pioneer life and culture. Regular demonstrations in weaving on a 180 year-old loom and hearthside workinG. Show & Catered Dinner is offered at 8pm . Cost is $9 for kids, $18 for adults. Blue Card Offers Buy 1 ticket, get 1 free!
<ul><li>Sunday </li></ul><ul><li>July 5 </li></ul>Biltmore Escape to the larger-than-life splendor of Biltmore-George Vanderbilt's vast 8,000 acre estate featuring the 250-room Biltmore house and acres of gardens. Savor farm-fresh foods and award-winning wines from Biltmore Winery, then take to the outdoors by bike, raft, or on horseback. America's largest home and its breathtaking surroundings are yours to explore and enjoy. Normally $55 to enter but is FREE with the Blue Card!
<ul><li>Monday </li></ul><ul><li>July 6 </li></ul>Ghost town in the sky theme park Step back into the Wild West. Surrounded with breath-taking views in a beautiful mountain setting, Ghost Town is a timeless, family-fun theme park located in the heart of Western North Carolina in Maggie Valley. Start your day at Ghost Town by riding the chairlift that takes you 3,500-feet up the side of a mountain. This is where the fun begins! Enjoy rides from mild to wild. Visit Heritage Town Square packed with history, arts and crafts. Ride the world's most unusual roller coaster as you swing out on the side of the mile-high mountain. Kick back at the Silver Dollar Saloon to enjoy live music and dancing. But watch out for bank robbers! You'll be on the edge of the action when you least expect it! Normally $30 To enter but is FREE with the Blue Card! LaZoom Asheville Comedy Tour Bus (Departs at 6pm) "A City Tour with a Twist!" Definitely not your mamma's typical tour bus experience, LaZoom is Asheville's only rolling comedy tour bus. One of WNC's most unique "things to do," LaZoom's 90-minute family-friendly odyssey to Asheville's favorite neighborhoods and landmarks spells quirky fun for both first-time visitors and long-time residents. Normally $22 but is free with the Blue Card!
<ul><li>Tuesday </li></ul><ul><li>July 7 </li></ul>Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation Oconaluftee Islands Park The water in our Oconaluftee River originates from springs bubbling up and filtering through the ferns and moss in the neighboring Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As the Oconaluftee passes through Cherokee, it is split by an amazing, grassy island – the Oconaluftee Islands Park – sheltered by canopies of oak and sycamore. The water ranges from ankle deep for toddlers to chest deep on Mom and Dad, and flows over soft sand and flat, time-smoothed river rocks shed from the world's oldest mountains. These rocks are the perfect size and weight for kids to build dams, or encircle Dad as he chills out in the shallows. This island is both physical and metaphorical. On this cozy island, the world at large just ... disappears. Museum of the Cherokee Indian To truly understand a people, you need to see the world through their eyes. At the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, you will experience just that, through knowledgeable hosts, special group programs and award-winning permanent exhibits. Visit and stand before 10,000 years of artifacts and history that will spark the imagination and inspire the soul. Oconaluftee Indian Village experience a living, working 1750s Cherokee village as you encounter Cherokee men and women making traditional trades, participating in traditional dance and governmental affairs. Immerse yourself in Cherokee culture with those who share their stories and knowledge of traditional ways of life. The year is 1759 and there is much going on throughout the Cherokee Territory. Mountainside Theatre: Unto These Hills...A Retelling One of the longest, continuously performed outdoor dramas in the U.S. since 1950. It's the greatest story ever told from a Cherokee perspective with a new script, new direction, and a new director. In 2009, Unto These Hills celebrates its 60th Anniversary Season as the greatest show under the stars. Normally a Small fortune…Free with the Blue Card!
<ul><li>Wednesday </li></ul><ul><li>July 8 </li></ul>Take it Easy, Explore, Hike, White Water Tubing/Rafting, etc! ‘ Some Examples Include:
Chimney Rock Park This stunning mountain attraction features a variety of family-friendly hiking trails suited for all fitness levels. Some take you along the cliffs past unusual rock formations, overlooks and bridges to 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls. Others lead through the woods where you'll discover large, whimsical hand-crafted animal sculptures and an infinite variety of birds and wildflowers. If you're not up for all the activity, a 26-story elevator inside the mountain can help get you to the top! Dillsboro River Company Rafting & Tubing Dillsboro River Company offers Rafting Trips and Tubing Rentals on the Tuckaseegee 'Tuck' River. As a Class I-II whitewater river, it's a wonderful option for families looking for a fun-filled day. It is also dam controlled, making it warmer than most others. The following activities are offered with the Go Blue Ridge Card: Guide-Assisted Rafting: Pilot your own raft as Dillboro's team of guides leads you down the river. Reservations required. Duration: 2-2 1/2 hours. Raft & Duck Rentals: For solo fun, check out the Ducks (inflatable Kayaks) which hold 1-2 people each. Or make it a family adventure with a raft that can accommodate 4-5 people. Duration: 2-2 1/2 hours. Tubing Adventure: Perfect for those little ones just wanting to be on the river. Duration: 30-45 minutes.
<ul><li>Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>July 8 </li></ul>Picnic Lunch, Water Fall Tours, & Loafer’s glory tubing Moody Falls SE on Soco Rd. toward Livingwaters Ln, Left at Moody Farm Rd, left at Creekside, right at Saddle Dr. Bridal Veil Falls Bridal Veil’s water cascades over the road. U.S. 64. Cullasaja Falls Accessible by a hiking trail, Cullasaja’s 250 feet of water is visible from U.S. 64. Toxaway Falls U.S. 64 passes right over the 125-foot falls. Whitewater Falls At 411 feet, Whitewater is the highest cascade in the eastern United States. U.S. 64 Dry Falls Walk underneath this 75-foot cascade. U.S. 64. Looking Glass Falls The 85-foot falls are visible from the road. U.S. 276. Sliding Rock Take a glide down this natural water slide. U.S. 276.
<ul><li>Friday </li></ul><ul><li>July 10 </li></ul>Pack Up, Check-Out, & get Ready to Travel Home
The sky is the limit! We are looking forward to making some memories with you. Thanks Be to God for this opportunity !