Tucked in North Carolina’s westernmost corner, you’ll find the storied Great Smoky Mountains. Discover their richness and beauty in the ancestral home of the Cherokee, or let Bryson City or Waynesville serve as home base as you explore trout streams and lush, protected forests.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Tail of the Dragon
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
  • Fontana Dam
  • Rafting, Cycling & Fly Fishing
  • Gem Mining

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Winter 51°
Spring 69°
Summer 84°
Fall 71°

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Interstate 40
U.S. Route 74
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

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