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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Other Great Outdoors
“Restaurant overlooks the river and a bar on the other side of the river accessible via a walking bridge with a treetop playground for the kids (good entertainment watching even if you don’t have children along) & a great outfitters store!”
  • 82 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“For the best White Water Rafting, Zipline and Mountain Biking you can't go wrong with the NOC.”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place for a lunch or dinner right on the river. I love their Pizza and my husband, Stuart loves the Sherpa. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Lodging
“outdoor center for white water rafting and kayaking. Swimming along river bank with restaurant, bar and shop for equipment/gifts.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Nantahala River offers 2's/3's in Whitewater rafting and there are several places along Hwy 19 offering guides, raft and kayak rentals. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“Great place for white water rafting. While it isn't the best white water in the area (Check out the Green River for that), it is a great ride. Plan to spend some time in Bryson city afterwards. Check out Nantahala Brewing.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, zip-lining. Outfitters on site.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Also on Nantahala Outdoor Center's campus. Sit on an outdoor deck by the river drinking a local brew and eating Tex-Mex style finger food, while letting the kids climb around in the Networld right next to Big Wesser. Take a raft trip or go ziplining before lunch and enjoy the Nantahala River Gorge.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Nantahala Outdoor Center's General store, fly fishing supplies, convenience package store.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Fly fishing trips for the beginner to the expert level fisherman on all the most popular streams.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Service is a little slow, but it is worth the wait. Prices are low, and it is very casual and family friendly”
  • 1 local recommends