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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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Franklin (18.66 mile)
The legendary fiddler, guitarist, and singer Charlie Daniels and the Charlie Daniels Band performs in Franklin.
Cullowhee (17.16 mile)
WCU’s Mountain Heritage Day is a combination old fashioned mountain Fair and showcase for authentic Southern Appalachian folk arts.
Franklin (18.74 mile)
The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman.
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Bryson City (0.05 mile)
Great roastbeef and chicken.Arby’s serves a wide variety of “Cut Above” food including roast beef, roast chicken, roast turkey, and sliced meat san...
Bryson City (0.10 mile)
Offering both lunch and dinner in a casual and inviting atmosphere on Main Street, Jimmy Mac’s features a full menu including soups,salads, appetiz...
Bryson City (0.18 mile)
Lunch & dinner buffet everyday. Seafood Dinner Buffet Friday & Saturday. Open 7 days a week.
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Bryson City (0.02 mile)
Discover the serenity of the Great Smoky Mountains and enjoy your next vacation in one of our brand new fully equipped cabins. Relax, enjoy nature,...
Bryson City (0.22 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Affordable lodging located in heart of Bryson City within walking distance of railroad, restaurants and Tuckaseigee River. Deck with chiminea heate...
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Near the Great Smoky Mountain Railway station in the heart of the smoky mountains. Fifteen rooms, most with private bath. No pets, porch rocking ch...
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