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Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit offbeat and one-of-a-kind museums and festivals.
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This area honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey with art exhibits, museums, outdoor drama and festivals.
The Triad cities and their neighboring towns are rich in history and culture.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
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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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Contact us or visit our Welcome Center to find more info on the many attractions within the Cherokee Reservation.
Bryson City area
You'll have lots to do in the Swain County. We're home to much of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nantahala River, Fontana Lake and more.
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Waynesville (18.71 mile)
August 7 , September 4
(5) dates in all …
Downtown Waynesville galleries remain open for Art after Dark featuring demonstrations, artist receptions, and special music.
Maggie Valley (13.55 mile)
August 14 - 16
Motorcycle rally with bike games, bike shows, trike show, live music, vendors, door prizes, LED light shows, and more.
Sylva (8.91 mile)
July 31 , August 7
(5) dates in all …
Concerts on the Creek, every Friday night between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day.
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Cherokee (1.29 mile)
Brio features a hardwood-infused pizza oven and oven-roasted steaks, chops, fresh fish and made-to-order pastas.
At Ruth’s Chris, our steaks are hand-selected from the top 2% of the country’s beef, broiled to perfection and served sizzling hot and delicious!
Whittier (3.50 mile)
A cut above fast food restaurant featuring roast beef and chicken sandwiches, jamocha shakes and potato chips. Also has an extensive healthy menu- ...
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Cherokee (0.58 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Located on Hwy. 441 across from the Ceremonial Grounds and the Tribal Council House. All rooms have river views and balconies. Two story privately ...
Three story hotel conveniently located to restaurants, shops, and attractions.
Hotels & Motels
Two-story motel with a campground on the property. Enjoy tubing and great fishing only steps away from your waterfront room or campsite!
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