The Nantahala Outdoor Center is at the end of the Nantahala river float. It is a nice place for people to relax after they go white water rafting. It is a beautiful place to sit under the fat shady trees with a hammock. People are allowed to take their dogs and they are so cute and fun to pet. The water is clear and cool and it is a great place to watch people going down the rapids with their kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
There are two restaurants. We like to go to the Big Wesser because there are super fun games on the outdoor tables and they always have fun music playing. I like their quesadillas a lot. There is a big bridge to the other side of the river. Next to the bridge there is a huge chair where you can take your picture by the river. On the other side of the bridge there is a store where you can buy cool outdoorsy stuff, like hammocks, kayaks, tents, clothes and boots. It is a good place for people that are hiking the Appalachian Trail - which is right across the street.
The Great Smoky Mountain Steam Engine goes to the Nantahala Outdoor Center. The train makes lots of noise and it is fun to watch. There are zip line activities and the treetop adventure nets. We haven’t done those, but they look really fun. I think the Nantahala Outdoor Center is great place to visit if you are staying at Hideaway Point.