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This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
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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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Discover exciting new sights and heights this season at the North Carolina Zoo, the world's largest natural habitat zoo. Climb to a different view…
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