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BIKING

CHEROKEE ATTRACTIONS

DRIVING, RIDING & HIKING

FISHING & BOATING

FUN PARKS

GOLFING

HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

  • Music in the Mountains on Saturday Nights - Bryson City Train Depot, 6:30 - 8 pm, June - October. Free.
  • Smoky Mtn Center for Performing Arts - Nationally known musicians and entertainers.
  • Stecoah Valley Center Gallery & Music - Summer music series in renovated schoolhouse. Artisans gallery open all year.
  • Nantahala Brewing Company - People have enjoyed and socialized over beer for over 10,000 years. That tradition continues at Bryson City’s own craft brewery. The Nantahala Brewing Company hosts a family and pet friendly taproom & open air deck. With over a dozen original ales & beers on tap at any time, including seasonal and one-off special brews, there is sure to be one to tempt your thirst. You can even take home a growler of your favorite Nantahala Brew. Most weekends feature live “music on tap” and there are always sports on the big screens.
      For current news and new brews, check out their website NantahalaBrewing.com
      Phone: (828) 488-BEER (2337)

OUTDOOR TOURS & RIDES

RAFTING & TUBING

SCENIC TRAIN & MUSEUM

SKIING

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

SPA

WATERFALLS

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








Fishing

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:

- The Shiver in the River
Held the first weekend in February, this tournament has $10,000.00 in tagged fish.
- Cast Into Spring Tournament
Held the last weekend in March, this tournament has $20,000.00 in tagged fish.
- Cherokee's Summer Kickoff Trout Fishing Tournament
April 26th - 28th 2013
$11 entry fee and $10,000.00 prizes in tagged fish.
- Cherokee's Memorial Holiday Trout Fishing Tournament
May 31st - June 2nd 2013
$11 entry fee and $10,000.00 prizes in tagged fish.
- Cherokee's End of Summer Trout Fishing Tournament
September 6th - 8th 2013
$11 entry fee and $10,000.00 prizes in tagged fish.
- The Rumble in the Rhododendron November 1st - 3rd 2013
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.


  • Merle Haggard -- February 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM.
    Between writing hits the creative and successful Merle Haggard has paid respectful tribute to his influences with his albums. His influences include Jimme Rodgers, Lefty Fizeell, and Bob Wills. Merle stays true to his country roots, while blending aspects of jazz, rock, blues and folk music.
    Ticket prices range through $34.99, $44.99, and $54.99. (Plus Tax & Fees)
    Click Here for More Information.

  • REO Speedwagon -- February 14, 2014 at 8 PM.
    Known for beloved radio hits like, “Ridin’ The Storm Out”, REO Speedwagon has 22 million albums sold in the US and 40 million sold worldwide collecting gold and platinum records since their beginning in the 1970s. This year will be their 47th year of thrilling audiences with the Midwest Rock N’Roll Express tour.
    Ticket prices range through $40, $50, and $65 (Plus Tax & Fees) Click Here for More Information.

  • Robin Thicke-- February 25, 2014 at 8 PM.
    Robin Thicke, the accomplished R&B singer, songwriter, actor and musician, has six successful albums in including his debut “A Beautiful World” (2003) and his most recent collection of songs, “Blurred Lines” (2013).
    Ticket prices range through $39.50, $40, and $49.50 (Plus Tax And Fees) Click Here for More Information.

  • Zac Brown Band -- March 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM.
    With 9 hit singles, 2 platinum records and countless fans, the Zac Brown Band seems capable of anything. With something for everyone from traditional country songs like “The Wind” to Carribean beats like “Jump Right In” this formidable group even has some R&B tunes like “Overnight”.
    Ticket prices are $54.50 and $74.50 (Plus Tax And Fees)
    Click Here for More Information.
  • The Band Perry -- April 25, 2014 at 9:00 PM.
    The Band Perry has risen rapidly to stardom since their debut in 2010. With sold out tours and a plethora of awards, this trio has been cemented as one of the hottest country music we’ve seen recently.
    Ticket prices range through $40, $44.50, and $54.50 (Plus Tax & Fees)
    Click Here for More Information

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