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  • Cataloochee Ski Area - Fourteen slopes and trails that are 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, and 25% advanced to expert.



  • NC Smokies Waterfalls - Easily accessible WNC waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, & Highlands NC areas.

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Did You Know? The First and Only Fly Fishing Trail in the USA is right here in Western North Carolina! With 15 spots, this is Fly Fishing Heaven. Click Here for a complete map of the Trail

We're also home to some of the best fishing -- The Oconaluftee River running through Whittier, NC, and Cherokee, NC, is the best stocked river in the Southeastern United States. Click Here for a Map of Cherokee Fly Fishing

Show your prowess and take a chance to win Thousands of Dollars at one of the upcoming tournaments.

If tournament fishing isn't your speed, one of the local trout farms is a great way to go -- especially for little ones.

Fly Fishing Tournaments:

- Cast Into Spring Tournament
      March 27th and 28th 2015, this tournament has $20,000.00 in tagged fish.
- Cherokee's Memorial Holiday Trout Fishing Tournament
Begins May 22nd 2015 - $11 entry fee and $10,000.00 prizes in tagged fish.
- Cherokee's Dog Days Fishing Tournament 
     Begins July 17th 2015 - $11 entry fee and $10,000.00 prizes in tagged fish.
The Qualla Country Trout Tournament
      Begins September 4th 2015 - Tagged fishing tournament. Requires fishing permit and registration fee.
- The Rumble in the Rhododendron 
Begins October 30th 2015.Two Person fly-fishing team competition with 3 prizes: 1st Place Team ($5,000.00), 2nd Place Team ($3,000.00), and 3rd Place Team ($2,000.00). Competition uses a modified fips mouche format with a tag out system with 3 hour fishing sessions.


Harrahs Cherokee Casino and Event Center

With 150,000 Feet of gaming, Harrahs Cherokee also has superb restaurants and great concerts and shows.

Harrahs Casino features:

- Live Table Games (Blackjack, Craps, Roulette)
- Video Poker
- Video Gaming
- "Le Fu Men" Table Games (Baccarat and Blackjack with an Asian Flair)
- Casino Poker

Upcoming Events for Harrahs include:

Looking for some great entertainment during your stay in the Smokies! Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center has everything from comedy to country to rock & roll.
  •  WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY - With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. Don't miss An Evening with Willie Nelson & Family on February 28 at Harrah's Cherokee Event Center!
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  •  STYX - Don’t miss STYX live in concert at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center on March 13.
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  •  RODNEY CARRINGTON - Brings his "Here Comes The Truth" Tour to Harrah's Cherokee Event Center on March 21st!
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  •  LORETTA LYNN - Country music icon, Loretta Lynn, performs at Harrah's Cherokee Event Center on April 11th!
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  •  CALEB JOHNSON- The winner of the 13th season of "American Idol" will be performing on May 2nd!
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  •  Boston- The rock and roll legends will be performing in Cherokee on May 22nd!
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  •  Merle Haggard-  The epic American singer and country song writer will be performing on June 6th.
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Harrahs Restaurants Include:

- Brio Tuscan Grille
With authentic Italian dishes, Brio offers causal dining with the motto of "to eat well is to live well".
Average Entrée Price is $25 - $40
Click Here for Brio Dinner Menu Click Here for the Brio Wine List

- Ruth's Chris Steak House
The classic steakhouse with USDA prime steaks and a world-class wine list with 225+ choices.
Average Entrée Price is $40+
Click Here for the Dinner Menu

- Noodle Bar
With dim sum, noodle soups, and house specialties, the Noodle Bar offers cuisine with Far East flavors.
Average Entrée Price is $15 - $25
Noodle Bar Menu


- Selu Garden Cafe
Your favorite dishes plus an all you can eat buffet a short walk from the casino floor.

Entrée Price is $15 - $55
Click Here for Selu Garden's Menu

- Chef's Stage Buffet
With tastes from around the world - Italian, Mexican, Asian, comfort food and more!
Average Entrée Price is $15 - $25

- Pizzeria Uno
Located in the newest food court, Pizzeria Uno features Italian favorites: thin crust pizzas, calzones, and fresh pasta entrees.
Average Entrée Price is $10


Cherokee Attractions

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Fun Parks

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Historical Attractions

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Outdoor Tours & Rides

Rafting and Tubing

Scenic Train & Museum