10 Things to Do in Marshall That You Shouldn't Miss

February 5, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Marshall is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 872 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Madison County.
Restaurants in Marshall

1. French Broad Adventures

9800 US 25/70 Hwy, Marshall, NC 28753
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5 based on 1 reviews

French Broad Adventures

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines is only 24 Miles from Asheville (NC) North Carolina. FBRZ is the closest Asheville zipline /canopy tour and rafting package to Asheville, Johnson City and Greenville SC. The French Broad River is the closest whitewater rafting to Asheville NC. Whether it's the adventure and excitement of whitewater rafting or the ease and relaxation of a calm water trip, you are looking for, French Broad Rafting and Ziplines is the adventure outfitter for you, your family, or your group.

Reviewed By Carlos W - Concord, North Carolina

This was our first time zip lining and Matt and D made it a very memorable and fun time. Not pushy at all. These guys were awesome. Definitely will be going back. Next time will be for the zip and dip or the wash and dry...lol. You won’t regret it.

2. The Farmer's Hands

605 Phillips Valley Rd, Mars Hill, NC 28754-6525 +1 646-415-2898
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The Farmer's Hands

Sebastiaan and Ariel Zijp met through their love of old-time music festivals, cooking, farming and adventures. They fell in love and bought a 150 year old farm house on 2 acres in the mountains of Madison County, North Carolina. They tilled up their lawn, built garden beds, planted flowers, herbs, fruit trees and vegetables and started raising chickens, ducks, rabbits and honeybees. They pride themselves on following sustainable and organic practices and living and learning from the land. Through this growing interest in the simple life, they formed The Farmer's Hands Homestead. Sebastiaan’s passion is food. He grew up in his parents kitchen, helping cook and keeping them entertained with stories, tales, and jokes. As he grew older he was able to help cook more and entertain while in the kitchen. Sebastiaan makes his home kitchen feel like his parents kitchen; full of warmth, laughter, love, and of course, food.

Reviewed By rachellnelson2015 - Weaverville, California

Ariel and Sebastiaan provide the most wonderful dining experience - our favorite place to eat in the whole greater Asheville area! Both the food and the atmosphere are absolutely amazing thanks to Sebastiaans incredible cooking and Ariel's artistic touch - they have created a beautiful...MoreHello Rachel, Thanks so much of the review and the kind words! We are so happy that you have had such amazing experiences with us, and we hope to see you here many many times again! All the best, Sebastiaan

3. Blue Heron Whitewater

35 Little Pine Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-9512
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Blue Heron Whitewater

Closest whitewater rafting outfitter to Asheville, NC. Blue Heron Whitewater offers a variety of trips on the French Broad River. Choose the trip that fits your group and schedule. Half Day Trips enjoy 5 miles, with class II-III rapids. Full Day Trips add 3 more miles, a delicious deli-style lunch served riverside, and a class IV rapid. Minimum age for whitewater trips is 8. Float Trips are offered for families with kids as young as 4 and for those looking for a scenic float trip through the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains. On the river you are no longer a spectator!Come visit our new solar-powered outpost with hot showers, free wet suit use in cool weather and the most experienced guides on the river.

Reviewed By kim r - Los Angeles, California

They went out of their way to add the six of us to their schedule and gave us a private guide and raft on the French Broad River. Fritz let us use, free of charge, a waterproof digital camera. When we returned she downloaded all...MoreThanks for writing a review and we're glad you had a good trip. The calm water stretch we do has some great and beautiful views. Hope you can join us again some time.

4. Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

1459 Caney Fork Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-5476 +1 828-649-3464
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5 based on 347 reviews

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Reviewed By Nancy S - Raleigh, North Carolina

My husband and I went on a 3 hour ride with this establishment and they were wonderful! Horses were beautiful, fat and happy, all the equipment was very nice. I particularly liked the fact that each rider gets their own saddle bag that fits nicely around the horn of the saddle. Holds water bottle, camera, cell phone, food and MORE! Loved this nice feature. We rode to the Garnet Mine. Took some time to test our luck at finding garnets and the best part was huge mine that you could walk into. We saw deer and they have cattle and goats to keep you company. The owners were so nice, they only seemed to be interested in us having a great time.
Very nice clean bathroom on premises too. Great for all ages.

5. USA Raft

13490 US Hwy 25/70, Marshall, NC 28753
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USA Raft

USA Raft on the Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers. We offer mild to wild whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky, Watauga and French Broad Rivers. We have a beautiful, rustic river-side bunkhouse that sleeps up to 50.Campground next door. We offer full day trips with lunch and half day excursions. Trips start at $40.We also offer wild cave tours. Prepare to get muddy and have some fun underground. Very popular with youth and outdoor groups.

Reviewed By Jaime B

My family of four went rafting on the half day tour today. It was awesome!! My 17 and 13yo had a blast! Our guide, Walker, was great! Cliff diving, splash fights and more. He kept things exciting on the entire trip! Highly recommend USA raft! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

6. Nantahala Outdoor Center

9825 Highway 25/70, Marshall, NC 28753
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Nantahala Outdoor Center

If you're looking for family-friendly white water rafting only minutes from downtown Asheville, check out the scenic French Broad River with Nantahala Outdoor Center. On NOC's French Broad rafting trips, you'll explore the third-oldest river in the world, located deep in the rugged Pisgah National Forest. You will learn about the rich history of this river, from its earliest native American settlers to the industrialization of Asheville. You will also see abudant wildlife, including heron and kingfishers, bald eagles, and even an occasional black bear. With its splashy Class II and III rapids, NOC's French Broad rafting trips are ideal for families, children, and young teenagers. The full-day trip finishes with Frank Bell's Rapid, a thrilling Class IV drop, and features a delicious riverside gourmet lunch prepared fresh daily.

Reviewed By TStan91 - North Carolina

This was a fantastic half day experience for our family to newby rafters. The staff was excellent and entertaining. Harrison was hilarious and knowledgeable with great charisma. Jenn was a great guide and added great context to the sights around us on the trip down. The trip was safe and exciting. I will definitely return next time we are in Ashville.

7. Smoky Mountain Trail Rides and Bison Farm

1959 Walnut Creek Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-6151 +1 828-768-9339
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5 based on 51 reviews

Smoky Mountain Trail Rides and Bison Farm

Reviewed By JuliaSN - Saint Louis, Missouri

Very accommodating, we ran a little late from a travel snafu and they held up the ride for us to get that sorted out. very friendly staff, beautiful horses, good guide, and the trail ride was very scenic and we had a little more space than some trail rides I have been on. They provided water and helmets and cowboy hats if wanted. Also seeing the other animals around the grounds was a bonus. :) would recommend! We only did the 1 hour ride and I wish we had done the 2 hour!

8. Marshall Junk Shop

63 S Main St, Marshall, NC 28753-1007 +1 828-778-0982
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Marshall Junk Shop

Eclectic novelty shop with collectibles where there is something for everyone, especially those who want to up cycle! Unique gifts for that special someone. Slightly used furniture in good condition can be found around the shop, along with tools, old windows and doors. While at the shop, check out the selection of books and meet Jamey, the owner.

Reviewed By amyj75 - Rock Hill, SC

We stopped by the Marshall Junk Shop when we were in town for the Mermaid Parade. Yes....they have a Mermaid Parade in the NC mountains (Who knew??)! Anyway, the place has a new owner, and he is still filling the shelves with all kinds of stuff. Don't let the name "Junk Shop" throw you...it's more of an anything store. We found kids' books, a sailor statue from my husband's basic training station, a retro piggy bank, and some other stuff. They have a sweet dog who loves customers, and the owners are great. Can't wait to go back!!

9. Good Stuff

38 Bailey's Branch Rd, Marshall, NC 28753 +1 828-649-9711
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Good Stuff is the premier music venue of Madison County. We boast a large stage, performances 5-7 days a week. We offer a wide range of food, domestic/import/craft/local beers, wines.

Reviewed By Danalee P

Best burgers in Marshall. Great music and very fun atmosphere. Recommend a visit.Place to shoot pool and hang out with friends

10. Yogini Stephanie

68 N Main St, Marshall, NC 28753-0040 +1 828-747-5900
Yogini Stephanie

Join me for a weekend retreat in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and watch as the stress melts away and serenity takes over. With daily yoga and meditation, nutritious vegetarian meals, local hikes, and small town charm, you'll leave healthier and more connected with a renewed sense of Self-Love and Appreciation.

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