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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway Association
PO Box 453, Asheville, NC 28802

The Blue Ridge Parkway is in Swain County and provides views of the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains. Picnicking and bicycling available . A vacation map and guide is available at the address above, or by contacting the Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-867-9246.

Nantahala Outdoor Center- Whitewater Rafting

The Nantahala, Oconaluftee, and Little Tennessee Rivers provide whitewater fun for all ages. The most challenging is the the Nantahala River which is dam controlled and features Class III rapids. A complete list of Whitewater outfitters is available as well as a checklist of what to wear and bring for your trip.

Great Smoky Mountains Railway
PO Box 397
Dillsboro, NC 28725-0397

Passengers ride in comfortable, reconditioned coaches, crown coaches, club cars, dining cars, cabooses, and open cars which are ideal for viewing and picture taking. Special excursions and group rates are available.

Cherokee Indian Reservation
Cherokee Tribal Travel and Promotion
PO Box 460, Cherokee, NC 28719
828-497-9195 or 1-800-438-1601

Unto These Hills
PO Box 398, Cherokee, NC 28719

A dramatic live portrayal depicting the history of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Performed nightly, except Sundays, mid-June through mid-August. Tickets may be purchased in advance.

Oconaluftee Indian Village - Cherokee Indian Village
PO Box 398, Cherokee, NC 28719
828-497-2211 or 828-497-2315

An authentic replica of a Cherokee community of 1750 featuring guided tours, demonstrations of craftwork, and a seven-sided council house in an entertaining and educational setting. Open mid-May through mid-October, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Located on US 441 North.

Cherokee Indian Cyclorama Wax Museum
PO Box 398, Cherokee, NC 28719
828-497-4521 (April thru October) and 828-497-2111 (November thru March)

Relive the events leading up to the Trail of Tears. Displays portray the techniques in making beautiful crafts and tools that the Cherokee relied upon for their livelihood and protection. Open daily, April thru October.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian
PO Box 1599, Cherokee, NC 28719

The story of the Cherokee unfolds before your eyes though the magic of electronics, audio-visual displays and priceless artifacts, some more than 10,000 years old. The Museum is exciting, entertaining, and educational for the young and old. Open daily and located on US 441 at Drama Road.

Santa's Land Fun Park and Zoo
Rt. 1 Box 134-A, Cherokee NC 28719

See Santa and his elves, browse through gift shops and exhibits, and visit the domestic and exotic animals in the zoo. Santa's Land also features rides, picnic facilities, and eating establishments. Open May through late fall.

For more information on other local scheduled events, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 828-488-3681 or 1-800-867-9246.

Other Area Attractions

Ghost Town
PO Box 369, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
828-926-1140 or 1-800-446-7886

Re-live the daily thrills of life on the frontier in a beautiful Smoky Mountain Setting. Featuring rides, nostalgic shops and displays, gunfights, entertaining shows, eating establishments, and much more. Enjoy the honky-tonk piano, red velvet walls, and high stepping dancers doing the old Parisienne can-can. Open the first Saturday in May through the last Sunday in October. Located on Hwy 19 in Maggie Valley.

Fontana Dam
828-498-2234 (in season) or 828-498-2251 (out of season)


Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
National Forest Service - North Carolina listings

This magnificent 3800-acre forest is a remnant of old growth cove hardwood forest. Enormous yellow poplar, hemlock, basswood, beech and other trees tower over the two loop trails. This forest stands as a living memorial to Joyce Kilmer - teacher, journalist, soldier, and poet - best known for his poem, "Trees". Located northwest of Robbinsville, off FS Road 416

Biltmore Estate
One North Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
828-274-6333 or 1-800-543-2961

George Vanderbilt's 250-room mansion is virtually the same as it was at the turn of the century. Sculptures, paintings, furnishings, and household items have been carefully preserved. Tour the house, gardens, winery, and enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal or a sandwich in one of several restaurants.

John C. Campbell Folk School

Farm House Woodshop Mill House Blacksmith Shop On our 372 acre farm-campus in the mountains of western North Carolina we offer more than 450 week long and weekend classes for adults year round covering a wide variety of traditional and contemporary crafts, folk music, folk dance, photography, nature studies, food, writing, and storytelling. For more information phone us weekdays from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm eastern time at 1-800-FOLK-SCH (1-800-365-5724) or 837-2775 for local callers.
fax 828-837-8637.
1 Folk School Road,
Brasstown, NC 28902-9603

A River of Riches - North Carolina's Nantahala

U.S. Open Canoe Nationals
National and state level whitewater races,
Nantahala Outdoor Center, 1 888-NOC-INOC.

Kids Mountain Bike Camps

Ages 13-15, $620
Ages 10-12, $495
Iincludes lodging, meals,
bikes and area transportation,
Nantahala Outdoor Center


Brevard Music Festival

Classical, big bands, operas, concerts and
more, Brevard Music Center.

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