Murphy travel is fantastic around this charming town of North Carolina, with many nearby attractions to visit. Since Murphy is only about 2 hours from many of the main cities such as Atlanta, Knoxville and Chattanooga, a quick day trip is always easy for many new and exciting things to do. But just close by, Murphy offers many local attractions.
1. Fields of the Wood
Highway 294 Murphy, NC
Built in 1945, the Fields of the Wood Bible Park is serene and free to enter. The Ten Commandments are beautifully displayed across the slope of Ten Commandments Mountain, which can be either walked up via the 350 steps or driven by car along the paved drive. There is an overlook at the top of the 30-foot Bible. An All Nations Cross exhibit and baptismal pool can also be viewed. Visitors can also see a replica of Golgotha and enter inside Jesus’ tomb. The beautiful panel of Psalms is also a must read. In addition, guests can hike throughout the nature trails and climb to the top of Prayer Mountain for a gorgeous view of the park.
This tranquil park is opened during daylight hours. The park is about a 25-minute drive from a nearby Murphy inn.
2. Great Smoky Mountain Railway
Bryson City, North Carolina
About 45 minutes away is the Great Smoky Mountain Railway with amazing excursions being offered through beautiful valleys and river gorges. Train and river rafting trips can be organized and planned as a one-day tour if visitors prefer, along with dinner trains. A Great Smoky Mountain Railway tour makes an exciting Murphy travel getaway.
3. Great Smoky Mountain’s National Park
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
There are many things to do at the gorgeous Great Smoky Mountain’s National Park from auto touring to horseback riding, fishing and hiking. Hikers will enjoy the over 800 miles of trails.
Visitors have spotted elk and bears at the Great Smoky Mountain’s National Park. Black bears are normally found where the bush is thick. They are usually more active in the early hours of the day and later at night during the spring and summer seasons.
This park is less than a one-hour drive from a Murphy bed and breakfast, and makes a great choice for Murphy travel.
4. Museum of the Cherokee Indian
498 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC 28719
Location: Intersection of Tsali Blvd. and Drama Rd.
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is known to have the most extensive collection of Cherokee Indian artifacts. It is a fabulous interactive museum of the Paleo and Archaeic periods. Visitors here learn about the sacred festivals and Cherokee medicines. A unique museum experience gives lasting memories for both children and adults alike.
5. Foster’s Flea Market
100 Blairsville Hwy
Murphy, NC 28906-9739
Foster’s Flea Market is a fun place to visit with often a local band playing there on the weekends. It offers great food along with many bargain items to choose from.