Maggie Valley stands head and shoulders above all the places that boast a Smoky Mountains location. Maggie Valley is the only place actually surrounded by mountain ranges in all directions. The higher elevation means cooler temperatures, more spectacular views, and cleaner air. Plus, Maggie Valley is in the center of any activity you care to enjoy, whether you participate or view from the sidelines. In the winter, of course there is skiing. Although some of the summer places close for a well needed rest, many stay open for shopping, good eating of all types, and for an evening's entertainment.
Maggie Valley offers you year round fun and excitement within a few minutes of any lodging in the Maggie Valley area. During the summer and fall seasons you can enjoy "Ghost Town in the Sky" Western Theme Park, numerous festivals, bluegrass music, concerts with name entertainment, dance to country bands, watch cloggers, go to a dinner theater, and much, much, more. Wheels Through Time Museum is open all year. Plus, the parking is free!
There is more to do within a short drive of Maggie Valley than you'll find time for. Close by is the Biltmore House, white water rafting, hiking, mountain horse back riding and mountain biking. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway offer miles and miles of scenic drives, magnificent overlooks and hiking trails. The Cherokee Indian Reservation, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are also a short distance away, and make great day trips for those who like excitement during the day, but prefer a peaceful setting for their nights.