Maggie Valley, NC, is a beautiful little town set on the fringe of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, bordering two forests. It is a pristine, peaceful town often blanketed in snow in the winter and bursting with birdsong and flowers in summer. Nature can be seen around every corner. No wonder then, that the two major attractions of Maggie Valley, NC, are the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Spend a little time at Maggie Valley and you’ll soon learn it offers additional attractions than at first meet the eye.
Maggie Valley, NC, Attractions
When most people think of Maggie Valley, NC, attractions, their thoughts turn to Cataloochee Ski Resort , Tube World or Wheels of Time Museum. They may point out Ghost Town in the Sky theme park, or the Soco Gap entrance to America’s favorite drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway. But Maggie Valley and the greater Haywood County offer an excellent antiquing experience for those nostalgic and creative souls who would rather spend an hour in an antique store than 12 hours in a designer shop. Whether you’re looking for delicious fudge, homemade jams and jellies, mountain honey, true antiques or just vintage, unique treasures, you’re sure to find it in one of the quaint shops in Maggie Valley or neighboring Waynesville. Here we’ve listed our top favorites, but there are others to explore as well!
Maggie Valley, NC, Attractions: Antique Shops and Malls
- Hillbilly Jack’s Antique Mall – Centrally located in Maggie Valley, Hillbilly Jack’s Antique Mall is on the same site as the former Hillbilly Anne’s (51 Playhouse Road). The mall has multiple vendors and an array of antiques. It offers a large, spacious, clean building with items well displayed throughout. Most visitors find that it’s a great place to go picking for antiques and unusual finds. Learn more and view lots of photos on their Facebook page.
- Antique Antics – This antique shop boasts gas station memorabilia, antique quilts and old tools among its ever-changing inventory.
- Chris & Friends Antiques and Uniques – Located in Maggie Valley, this antique shop has a great selection of vintage signs, pipe collections and crockery, plus a lot more.
- Sutton & Sons Antiques – Located at 3156 Dellwood Road in Waynesville, the county seat of Haywood County, Sutton & Sons Antiques. Dedicated to preserving the history of western North Carolina, Sutton & Sons Antiques offers an array of unique antiques that you just won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re searching for baskets, old pottery, antique tools, rocking chairs or hope chests, you’re likely to find it by picking through the antiques at Sutton & Sons.
- Balsam Antique Mall – Situated in Waynesville, Balsam Antique Mall offers a wide variety of vendors and a wide selection of antiques, including old tools, old books and postcards.
- Depot Village – Located in Waynesville, this antique mall features booths for an array of vendors, with almost every type of antique, from lamps to furnishings, art to ceramic zebras.
- Maggie Mountaineer Crafts – This is a top attraction in Maggie Valley, NC. This shop offers both new and old items. Along with a great selection of antiques, old and new quilts, you’ll discover local crafts, jams, jellies, honey and molasses. Stop by Maggie Mountaineer Crafts for some of the best fudge in the southeast!
If you visit any of our recommended shops, be sure to tell them the folks at Meadowlark Motel in Maggie Valley, NC, sent you. Let our cozy Creekside motel be your base of operations as you explore our beautiful area. Happy antiquing!
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