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Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
Play a round at Albemarle Plantation or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Highlands Visitor Center offers maps, menus, magazines and brochures on the Highlands area.
Promoting travel and tourism in the counties of: Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
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