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This area honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey with art exhibits, museums, outdoor drama and festivals.
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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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Robbinsville (5.15 mile)
September 11 - 13
The Dragon Hillclimb is a Sports Car Club of America Time Trial event - competition licensed drivers in prepared sports cars race one at a time up a 2 mile mountain road in class competition.
Robbinsville (5.28 mile)
September 12 , October 3
A frothing Class IV/IV+ whitewater adventure, the Cheoah River is one of the crown jewels of the whitewater world. This 9-mile run, broken into 3 sections, is an experience not found anywhere else.
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Robbinsville (0.14 mile)
The Grill is located on the basement level of the Tapoco Lodge with patio dining overlooking the Cheoah River!
Jasper's is located inside the Historic Tapoco Lodge and is considered a destination in and of itself - upscale and sophisticated!
Fontana Dam (6.36 mile)
The perfect stop for sandwiches and pizzas when touring the scenic by-ways in the Smokies or when heading into Fontana Village Resort.
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Robbinsville (0.11 mile)
The White Oak offers landscaped views & rich amenities - come hike, raft, kayak, fish and mountain bike in the Nantahala National Forest region.
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Tucked away on 120 acres in the lush Nantahala National Forest, on the banks of the cascading Cheoah River sits the Historic Tapoco Lodge. This gated, exclusive resort is ready to pamper you!
Robbinsville (1.87 mile)
Hotels & Motels
The resort is open Mar. 1 (before Daytona Bike Week) through late Nov. & provides you with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay overnight or a quick fuel up to get back on the roads.
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