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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
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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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Cullowhee (13.92 mile)
November 27 , November 28
Mountain Artisans presents the 26th Hard Candy Christmas, Arts and Crafts Show. This mountain Christmas Tradition features original arts and crafts at a great price.
Waynesville (18.71 mile)
The annual festival, which celebrates the beauty of the harvest season in Haywood county, features handmade arts and crafts, locally-grown apples and apple products for sale.
November 6 , December 4
Downtown Waynesville galleries remain open for Art after Dark featuring demonstrations, artist receptions, and special music.
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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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