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Nice if you are into rafting.

Nice outdoor center. The shop itself is more geared towards rafting than other sports. There is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Adventureseeker26
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Zip Line

Customer service stinks! There was a sudden unexpected illness in one of my party members for zip... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rachaelpinkhill
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Pink Hill, North Carolina
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Nantahala Outdoor Center is one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation companies. Over a million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 120 different whitewater rafting and land-based itineraries. Learn to kayak at NOC’s world-renowned Paddling School, soar through the trees on NOC's multiple zip lines, travel to foreign countries with NOC’s Adventure Travel program, test the latest outdoor gear and shop at our three LEED-certified flagship retail stores or enjoy NOC’s resort amenities such as our three restaurants and multi-tiered lodging. Why do more people choose NOC than any other whitewater outfitter in the world? It's because of our experience, unparalleled in the industry. 22 Olympians, including two Gold Medalists, have called NOC home. NOC has been recognized by The New York Times as the “Nation's Premiere Paddling School,” “The Best Place to Learn” by Outside, and as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic ADVENTURE. Trust NOC to provide you with the outdoor experience of your lifetime.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice outdoor center. The shop itself is more geared towards rafting than other sports. There is a nice outdoor area across the river with a restaurant.

Thank Adventureseeker26
Reviewed 3 days ago

Customer service stinks! There was a sudden unexpected illness in one of my party members for zip lining which canceled our whole trip. I asked for a refund but lost my $300. They wanted me to take a voucher to use in a year, but...More

Thank rachaelpinkhill
Reviewed 5 days ago

My daughter had been in the Sylva-Cullowhee area of NC for 6 weeks getting a river certification, and I came to help her move back home. Planned hiking in the Smokies and rafting here. She chose the rubber duckies, which were smaller 2 person rafts....More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second time to visit the zip line. It was even better than the first time. My husband and I were the only ones on this ride. Our guides Danny H and Sean M were superior. They were both very knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We missed our turn off of Hwy 74 and ended up here. There are several cafes and restaurants, a general store and outfitters store. Great views of the river. We were not planning on visiting, but are sure glad we did!

Thank Geralyn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the guided trip, and had a blast. Our guide, Dalton was great. He doesn't speak very loud though, so you need to pay attention. We had a VERY chatty kid in our raft who REALLY wanted all of the attention so hearing Dalton...More

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the NOC in September to celebrate my 30th birthday! We chose to do their zip line tour and it was absolutely amazing! The views were absolutely breathtaking. The guides took any fear I had out of the tour and provided a great atmosphere....More

Thank Sunkissedshadow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water was a little higher than when we came last year, which was great to us, so it was a little more rapid- but my kids loved it- we had an awesome guide that gave us background history, and things our guide last year...More

Thank mommamia30189
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a short stop over, but it is beautiful with a lot to look and do. We plan to go back when we can spend several days to fish and float the river.

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NOC offers just about anything a kayaker could want...as long as it's not Ocean Kayak brands. They specialize in Jacksons. They offer kayaks, duckies, and rafts for both rental and demo. Their store also carries just about any supply you could want; from clothes,...More

Thank Deb M
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jboring12
16 October 2017|
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Response from Jan W | Property representative |
Hey @jboring12 -- I would definitely pre-book our Mountaintop Zipline trip, especially in the fall. If it is just 2 people you may be able to get a last minute booking, but you risk running into no availability. Looking... More
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cooleymelody
14 July 2017|
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Response from Rachel R | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in cashiers at High Hampton Inn, but that is about an hour away from NOC. I'm not sure about any other places to stay.
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gary a
11 May 2017|
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Response from Jan W | Property representative |
Hi Gary, thanks for reaching out. We do offer a "Stay & Play" discount of 10% off rafting and zip lines when combining a booking with our onsite lodging. Give us a ring tomorrow to activate the discount, our reservations... More
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