Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians Now Open in Cherokee, NC
Visit Cherokee NC’s newest attraction – the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians. Through exhibits and videos you’ll learn about past fly fishing legends, the evolution of rods and reels, basic knots, fly-tying, types of gear, types of gamefish, regional fishing waters, and the history of fly fishing in the Southeast.
Once considered a sport only for the wealthy, today fly fishing is one of the hottest trends in outdoor activities for both men and women. Whether you are a long-time fly fisherman, or have only attempted or never tried fly fishing, you will find something to enjoy and to learn from in the museum.
The rustic interior reinforces the outdoors theme of the museum. An entire tobacco barn was dismantled in Surry County, North Carolina. The entire barn and many additional loads of barn wood were used to make exhibit cases, partitions, benches and other furnishings; local rhododendron branches were used as decorative elements.
10 am – 6 pm (Monday-Saturday)
Closed on Sunday
Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians
516 Tsali Boulevard
Cherokee, NC 28719
Cherokee market offers traditional Native American arts and crafts
The Qualla Arts and Crafts Open Air Indian Art Market, held on Saturday, Aug. 29, promises to be one of the best ever with countless authentic handmade Cherokee items. The annual event, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., features the work of native artisans who are members of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc.
The outdoor event will take place at Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc., located at 645 Tsali Blvd. in Cherokee. Admission is free.
There will be live demonstrations, storytelling, and music provided by the Sound of Music. A traditional Cherokee meal will be for available for $10 from the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA).
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is a sovereign nation with more than 15,000 enrolled members and is the only federally recognized Native American tribe in North Carolina. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians makes its home on the 56,600-acre Qualla Boundary in five Western North Carolina counties about an hour west of Asheville and at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Labor Day Weekend & LakeAlooza Celebration
There is something for everyone at the Fontana Marina! Enjoy great food, dancing, music and entertainment, and more. Come have fun on the lake with the entire family this Labor Day Holiday weekend!
Visit www.fontanavillage.com/calendar-of-events.html to learn more.
Fontana Trestle Train ft. BBQ & Brews
Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! New for 2015 - Family friendly seating available on this experience!
Departing from Bryson City Saturday August 29 at 7pm.
Visit www.gsmr.com to learn more.
Nantahala River Rafting: Fully-Guided
Distance: 8 Miles
Duration: 3 Hours
Price: $49.99 - $54.99
Age: 7+ years or 60+ pounds
The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river. Enjoy delightful mountain scenery and playful rapids in the spectacular Nantahala Gorge. Your raft will splash through bouncing waves and spin on fast currents under the guidance of a highly-trained NOC river guide. Occasional calm spots give rafters a chance to soak in the forest, wildflowers and each other’s company. The Nantahala is an annual ritual for thousands of NOC’s families.
NOC provides all necessary gear and equipment.
Visit www.noc.com for more information or to book your trip now!
Plan Your 2015 Railroading Adventures NOW!
Find our 2015 SCHEDULE CLICK HERE! We are located in the heart of Bryson City, North Carolina. 226 Everett St. Bryson City, NC 28713.
Your journey begins in Bryson City! Our scenic rail excursions takes you from our historic depot through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina. Our variety of train excursions and special event trains makes us perfect for making memories! We are one of the top Fun Things to do in North Carolina for families. Dine in our First Class Cars with a private attendant and breathtaking views or take it all in while riding in an open air gondola! Step on board for your next rail adventure!
Reservations Line: 800-872-4681 Group Sales: 800-872-4681 x3 Find the full schedule online at www.GSMR.com
North Carolina's Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountain Host is located in Western North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains. Smoky Mountain Host provides Western North Carolina travel guides, family travel activities, and attractions in Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties as well as the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.
Plan your family vacation, romantic getaway, destination wedding, or a day in the wilderness with Smoky Mountain Host. You will find lodging that fits your style and budget, shops that sell everything from souvenirs to exquisite mountain crafts, and exciting outdoor adventures for everyone in the family.
Our Western North Carolina attractions include Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, The Factory, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Harrah's Casino, Oconaluftee Indian Village, John C. Campbell Folk School, Gem Mining, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Canoeing/Rafting, Snow Skiing, and Arts & Theatre. These are just a few of the adventures awaiting for you in Western North Carolina.
This website and our FREE travel guide provides information on Western North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and Waterfalls. Communities in Western North Carolina include Andrews, Asheville, Balsam, Brasstwon, Bryson City, Candler, Cashiers, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Fontana Dam, Franklin, Hayesville, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Murphy, Nantahala, Otto, Robbinsville, Scaly Mountain, Sylva, Waynesville, and Whittier.