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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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Highlands House offers elegant, comfortable surroundings!
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