Our most memorable stop in Maggie Valley was Dale’s Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum, which was made renowned by TV shows like American Pickers (on the History Channel).The famous Maggie Valley fascination was established in 2002 by Dale Walksler, who was known as “The King of Old Motorcycles” for his unbelievable assortment of old fashioned vehicles. Sadly, Dale died after a long fight with Cancer in 2021. Yet, before he did he gathered one of the world’s biggest assortments of interesting American bikes, memorabilia, and a variety of extraordinary “one off” autos.Found 5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the 38,000 square foot historical center houses an assortment of 350+ interesting machines, including one of a kind bicycles from Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Yale, Crocker, Flying Merkel, and some more.
2. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway
Maggie Valley is under 5 miles east of the Blue Ridge Parkway, so there are various extraordinary neglects, climbing trails, and cascades that can be handily gotten to from the town.Some of our #1 Blue Ridge Parkway disregards in the space incorporate the Woolyback Overlook (Milepost 452.3), Thunderstruck Ridge Overlook (MP 454.4), Big Witch Overlook (MP 461.9), and the Thomas Divide Overlook (MP 463.9).Popular Blue Ridge Parkway climbs close by incorporate the 0.6-mile Waterrock Knob Trail (MP 451.2), the 1.47-mile Richland Balsam Trail (MP 431), and admittance to the Mountains-to-Sea Trail from Soco Gap (MP 455.7 ).There aren’t as numerous incredible Blue Ridge Parkway cascades around here as you’ll track down in the segments around Asheville. Yet, you could without much of a stretch tackle Soco Falls (2 miles from the Parkway), Mingo Falls (5 miles), and the 3 Deep Creek cascades inside Great Smoky
3. Appreciate Appalachian Culture at Stompin’ Ground
Experiencing childhood in the core of Atlanta, with family establishes in modest community Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, I had essentially no interest in my familial practices. I can in any case recall in seventh grade, when our class had to learn square moving, ridiculing it the entire time. Presently, after 40 years, I learn I’m connected with Haywood County’s Sam Love Queen, “the Square Dance King in Maggie Valley. What the Grand Ole Opry is to bygone era nation and twang music, the Stompin’ Ground is to stopping up, square moving, and different styles of Appalachian dance. There are shows in the entryway about the historical backdrop of mountain dance, a phase for unrecorded music shows, a huge 60-by 80-foot dance floor, and a lot of seating for the people who need to watch (or simply pause and rest).
4. Investigate Downtown Maggie Valley
Dissimilar to NC mountain towns like Blowing Rock, Bryson City, and Hendersonville, Maggie Valley doesn’t have that work of art, effectively walkable midtown square. Be that as it may, the best eateries, parks, workmanship displays, and shopping in Maggie Valley are completely situated along the primary street through town, US-19 S (a.k.a. Soco Rd).The street is encircled by monstrous mountains on the two sides, so there is pleasant landscape essentially all over you turn. A portion of our number one Maggie Valley shops incorporate the upscale Cabbage Rose gift shop, the mixed combination of things at Maggie Mountaineer Crafts, and the staggering trimming tool figures at Mountain Mike’s Whetstone Woodworks.
5. Raise a ruckus around town at the Cataloochee Ski Area
There are no housing facilities here, however there are a lot of rental lodges, lodgings, and, surprisingly, cool treehouses to browse nearby.The Cataloochee Ski region incorporates 18 distinct inclines and trails, with a complete vertical drop of 740 feet on the property. By far most are intended for novices and moderate skiers, yet there are a couple of additional difficult runs for experts.They offer ski illustrations for beginners, as well as “slow skiing regions” for each and every individual who’s actually attempting to dominate the compelling artwork of remaining vertical while sliding down the side of huge North Carolina mountains.
6. See Relics From Ghost Town In The Sky
By the 1990s, rides began separating. After guests stalled out on the chairlift in 2002, maker R.B. Coburn shut the recreation area and put it available to be purchased. Millions were spent on redesigns after it sold in 2007, however it shut again two years later.Original co-proprietor Alaska Presley repurchased the recreation area in 2012, with plans to change it into “Phantom Town Village.” But the doors have been shut to guests for a long time, and Presley died in April, 2022. Presently Dave Angel (proprietor of Elevated Mountain Distilling Company) and a group of financial backers are attempting to resume a rethought Ghost Town. In any case, there are a few local people who believe it should remain shut for all time, notwithstanding the travel industry income and genuinely necessary positions the upgraded park could bring to Haywood County. The doors have been shut to guests for a long time,
7. Test the Best Maggie Valley Restaurants
Try not to misunderstand me: There are some incredible Maggie Valley eateries. Yet, the vast majority of them adhere to the burgers/BBQ/country charge you’ll find in comparatively modest communities like Banner Elk and Burnsville. Our number one cafés in Maggie Valley incorporated the ranch new breakfast of The Chef and the Baker, the down-home Southern cooking of The Valley House (which helped me to remember my Tennessee-reared Granny’s cooking), and the upscale Italian charge of Cafe Italiano Restaurant and Pizzeria (an extraordinary spot for a heartfelt supper in Maggie Valley).We likewise partook in the imaginative variety of flapjacks at Joey’s Pancake House (a nearby #1 starting around 1966), the brilliant Po Boy and grill sandwich