Nestled between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Maggie Valley is a hotbed of tourism activity with various family-friendly attractions: Wheels Through Time Museum—a world-class, all-American transportation museum with a working collection of 250 rare antique motorcycles and automobiles; and Cataloochee Ski Area—the Southeast's longest operating ski resort each season that appeals to novice and experienced skiers and snowboarders.
Maggie Valley plays host each year to dozens of events, like the Popcorn Sutton Jam: celebrating the life of legendary Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, car shows and motorcycle rallies to craft shows and music festivals-many of which are held at the Maggie Valley festival grounds. The town is home to many restaurants like Joey’s Pancake House, and shops (most of which are easily accessible off of Soco Road, Maggie Valley's main thoroughfare). Maggie Valley was dubbed the "Elk Capital of North Carolina" because of its proximity to Cataloochee Valley, in the Smokies, where the animal is thriving.
Maggie Valley offers something for everyone, from golf at the breathtaking Maggie Valley Club to clogging at the Stompin' Ground to bluegrass and mountain music at the Maggie Valley Opry House (where world banjo champion Raymond Fairchild regularly performs).
Maggie Valley has an abundant amount of lodging choices to make your home away from home and is only a short drive to some of the regions top attractions.
Maggie Valley received its name when John Setzer established its first post office in 1904, naming the newly incorporated town after his 14-year-old daughter Maggie. Take time to explore the rich history of Maggie Valley through the Quilts that adorn many of the buildings