Indoor and Cultural Activities

Biltmore Estate & House

George W. Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate includes: The 250-room Biltmore House 75 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens The nation’s most visited Antler Hill Village and Winery Shopping Dining (Several restaurants and outdoor eateries) Hiking/biking trails Seasonal events and activities. (E.g. Christmas is a great time to visit) Plan an entire day and check out the events… Read more »

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Franklin Fitness Center

A great place for adults and children alike, especially in cooler or inclement outdoor weather. Located approximately 5 miles from Buttercup Haven at 1214 East Main Street, the Center offers North Carolina’s only indoor pool that features heated salt water. Other amenities include cardio and strength training facilities; KidsZone for your children to enjoy while you… Read more »

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The Factory

A great family fun and dining destination with over 100 arcade games, the region’s largest go-cart track, ten bowling lanes, laser tag, indoor mini golf, a kid’s play area for smaller children and much more. Check the website for coupons and height requirements (listed under each Attraction), as well as pricing and payment information. The… Read more »

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Franklin Museums

Visit one of four museums in Franklin, all of which are within walking distance of each other. The Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum occupies the “Old Macon County Jail” where it opened its doors to the public on May 25, 1974. Open from May 1st to October 31st, Monday through Saturday from 12 pm to… Read more »

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Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

This 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility is an unexpected find for a small town and yet it offers the finest in performing arts. Performances include passion plays, musical productions, professional drama troupes, dance and choral festivals, recitals, and various music genres. To find out what’s on during your visit, click here. The Center is just under… Read more »

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