If you are planning a Murphy vacation and have children in your family, there are tons of great activities and attractions that your kids will love! The best part is that these attractions are just minutes away from our affordable cabins at Mountain Country Cabin Rentals. Check out these top attractions in Murphy NC for families with kids:
Salty Dog Gem Mine
If your kids have ever dreamed about mining for gold, now is their chance at the Salty Dog Gem Mine at 359 Adventure Branch Road in Murphy! This fun attraction features the excitement of panning with gold ore from an authentic gold mine. Guests receive free instruction on gold panning as well as a certificate of authenticity that makes a wonderful souvenir. Kids can also search for gems and fossils at the gem mine to make their own bag full of treasures! All gem bags include a gem identification card and fossil bags have a fossil identification card. The awesome part is that both the gem mine and gold panning pavilions are covered so that your family can enjoy this activity rain or shine!
Murphy River Walk
Take the whole family out for a pleasant stroll along the Murphy River Walk, three miles of trails that wind along the Hiwassee and Valley Rivers. This is an easy walk where you can explore several different natural environments that surround Murphy’s historic town center. These include such unique environments as an open meadowland, hardwood forest, marshy wetland and even a rock cliff! The trailheads for the Murphy River Walk can be reached at several convenient locations, including the County Health Department on Hilton Street, the middle of McClelland Street and at the L&N Depot at the river bridge in town. This is a perfect opportunity for parents to get some exercise while letting the kids burn off some extra energy!
Henn Movie Theater
Take your kids on a trip back in time at the Henn Movie Theater, a historic movie theater located at 38 Tennessee Street in downtown Murphy. While most kids have been to their local multiplex with 20 screens and expensive pricing, the Henn Movie Theater harkens back to a simpler time with just two screens and low admission prices. Although the theater was established in 1934, it has recently been renovated with modern touches such as surround sound. The theatre has a full concession stand for traditional movie favorites like popcorn and candy, so you won’t have to worry about getting hungry! The Henn Movie Theater features the latest hit movies so bring the entire family out for a rainy day matinee or come out in the evening for a night of great entertainment!
If you are looking for the perfect spot to stay near these fun attractions in Murphy NC, check out our cabins at Mountain Country Cabin Rentals! From scenic views, full kitchens and hot tubs, we have everything you need for a wonderful family vacation to North Carolina and we hope to see you soon!