Dillsboro is located in the center of Western North Carolina's vast outdoor playground, near the south entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Click the map for a full-size view of the area surrounding Dillsboro, NC.
Dillsboro is less than three hours from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and Knoxville the perfect location for a Smoky Mountain vacation or a weekend getaway to the mountains.
| Welcome to Dillsboro, NC population 200 a charming 19th century railroad town on the banks of the Tuckaseigee River in the North Carolina Smokies.
In many ways, Dillsboro has changed very little over the past century. Dillsboro proper is still a walking town just two blocks long sprinkled with pristine white houses, rustic old shops, galleries, restaurants and quaint country inns. Even the general store is still here, complete with the original hardwood floors, ceiling fans and soda fountain.
A creative community. Drawn by our town’s old-fashioned charm and gracious hospitality, a growing number of artisans and craftspeople now make Dillsboro their home. Many of our gift shops and galleries focus on local artisans; and some are working artisan's studios where visitors can watch work in progress and talk to the artisans.
A Smoky Mountain vacation destination. In 1886, the railroad began bringing tourists to “the land in the sky”. And they’ve never stopped coming. With so much to see and do, it’s little wonder that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited of all the national parks. And Dillsboro is in the middle of it all, just minutes from such attractions as:
Dillsboro is less than an hour from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville; and it's an easy drive to visit the Cradle of Forestry in America, Flat Rock or Cashiers and Highlands.
However long your visit, be it a few hours or a few days, you'll take home fond memories of a charming time in Dillsboro.
LIGHTS AND LUMENARIES
Fridays & Saturdays
December 6, 7, 13, 14
More than 2,500 candles in small white bags line the streets and every storefront is aglow with Christmas lights and decorations.
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