Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions
DRIVING, RIDING & HIKING
FISHING & BOATING
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
OUTDOOR TOURS & RIDES
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FishingDid 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 CenterWith 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
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.
Harrahs Restaurants Include:
- Brio Tuscan Grille
- Ruth's Chris Steak House
- Noodle Bar
- Selu Garden Cafe
- Chef's Stage Buffet
- Pizzeria Uno