Maggie Valley Destination Run


May 16, 2024    
All Day


Bookings closed

Event Type

May’s Destination Drive is an All-Day Trip on Thursday May 16,  with a chance to make it an overnighter if you like.

Our destination is Maggie Valley NC, with stops for lunch, The Wheels Through Time Museum, and lastly the Waterrock Knob — that’s the All-Day Trip.

Maggie Valley is around 130 miles from Tellico Village and roughly a 2-hour 20-minute drive using Interstate 40 E. Your return trip could include the Dragon and that’s roughly 112 miles and about 2 hours 40 minutes. GPS has the routes. The return trip from Cherokee NC, using the Dragon is about 98 miles and 2 hours 20 minutes.


The plan is to drive to Maggie Valley on your own and meet for lunch around 11:00 AM.  There are two restaurant choices (choose 1) with open seating and ordering off the menu..  Each restaurant is limited to 25 people (tickets).  Please select a restaurant for lunch so that we can notify them to prepare and staff up.

Carvers Restaurant Since 1952                             Country Vittles Restaurant

2804 Soco Road                                                                3589 Soco Road

Maggie Valley NC 28751                                                 Maggie Valley NC 28751

(828) 926-0425                                                                (828) 926-1820

Carvers menu                                                                    Country Vittles menu

Wheels Through Time Museum (Admission $12.00 – prepaid tickets, group discount)

After lunch we will assemble at the Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum at 1:00 PM.

62 Vintage Lane

Maggie Valley NC 28751

After the museum Waterrock Knob Visitor Center/Overlook

From Maggie Valley head south on US 19 towards Cherokee to take a right on the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance ramp and another right at the stop sign. The turn for Waterrock Knob will be on your left with signs to the parking lot. The Visitors Center has restrooms. There is a 1.2-mile trail you can take, otherwise there are fantastic views from the parking lot.  The drive from the museum to Waterrock is approximately 15 minutes.

Overnight Option

If you want to make it an overnighter, we will depart the museum and drive less than 30 minutes away to Cherokee NC.  Points of interest in Cherokee are: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, The Museum of Cherokee People, the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, and the Oconaluftee Indian Village. If you spent the night and choose the Dragon route home, some may want to consider stopping for lunch (on your own)  at the Historic Tapoco Lodge on Thursday.

Several hotels are available for you to make reservations on your own

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (828) 497-7777

Fairfield Inn & Suites (828) 497-0400

Cherokee Grand Hotel (828) 497-0050

Stonebrook Lodge (828) 497-2222

The following are attractions in Cherokee NC

777 Casino Drive

Cherokee NC 28719

(828) 497-7777

Museum of the Cherokee People ($12.00 admission)

589 Tsali Boulevard

Cherokee NC 28719

(828) 497-3481

Oconaluftee Indian Village (Senior Admission $20.00)

524 Tsali Boulevard

Cherokee NC 2879

(828) 497-2111


Club members need to register for this event, non-member guests are welcome, and must be added to your registration. To register for this Club Event, pre-payment is required for the Wheels Through Time Museum at $12.00 per attendee. Please choose and submit payment for the number attending the Wheels Through Time Museum and select which restaurant of your choice by Friday May 10, 2024.

Ride Leader: Joe Michniacki

Photos from our 2013 Event


Registrations are closed for this event.

Available Tickets: 74/100

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