History of Maggie Valley NC
Maggie Valley, NC is
a small valley in western North Carolina, situated
Waynesville NC and approximately 30
miles west of
Maggie Valley is part of Haywood
County, one of 100 counties in North Carolina.
John "Jack" Sidney Setzer named the town after one
of his daughters, Maggie.
Surrounded by the
Ridge Mountains and
Great Smoky Mountains (roughly
6,000 feet high),
Maggie Valley is also graced by the nearby
National Forest. Enjoy the fresh mountain
air and water, amazing scenery, and
Maggie Valley has less than 1,000 people, that is
until Spring and Summer arrive, when the area swells
to more than 10,000.
NC is graced with a panorama not seen anywhere else
in the world!
Home to such
attractions as Ghost Town in the Sky (a Western
theme park), Santa's Land & Zoo, Maggie Valley
Resort and Country Club, and Wheels Through Time
(motorcycle museum), you can spend a summer perusing
the many craft shops, family-owned stores, and
down-home restaurants that Maggie Valley has to
offer. With less than 2 square miles of fun
and adventure waiting, the town is one of America's
best kept secrets.
Maggie Valley, NC is a
small, cozy American town nestled at about 3,000
feet in elevation inside the lush
mountain peaks. Like nearby Waynesville NC,
there are four seasons here,
including an infamous autumn, which sets the
North Carolina mountains on fire during October
and November with
brilliant orange and red fall foliage. During
the winter, you gotta head down to Tube
World for an afternoon of fun in the snow.
Or, grab your skiis and snowboards en-route
to Cataloochee Ski Resort.
blue-grass, country, pop, oldies, or gospel
music is desired, check out Eagle Nest's
800-seat in-door theater, and outdoor