The Cherokee County, North Carolina Visitor Centers are staffed with knowledgeable specialists who provide visitors with information on things to do in Cherokee County, NC. Outdoor adventures, festivals, shopping in quaint stores or learning the history of our county, you will find the balance of rest and adventures here in our mountains.
20 Tennessee Street Murphy, NC 28906 (828) 557-0602 Get Directions
Come by and sit a spell and imagine yourself hiking or trout fishing. Gear up for the annual WNC Wagon Train, Music Festival and the Chautauqua Ave. Stroll down Main Street and shop for antiques,clothing, furniture and unique gifts. You may decide to go horseback riding in the Nantahala Forest or whitewater rafting down the Nantahala River. Or ride your motorcycles on the Tail of the Dragon a short distant away. We will show you a good time!
345 1st Street Andrews, NC 28901 (828) 321-3584 Get Directions
The Andrews Valley Initiative (AVI) is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Andrews, NC, whose mission is to plan for progress in the Andrews valley while preserving its heritage and protecting its beauty for generations to come. All of our community projects focus on a "triple bottom line" - sustainable economic development, environmental stewardship and social justice.
45 Main St. Andrews, NC 28901 (828) 644-3471 Get Directions
The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are among the oldest mountains on Earth. The landscape is full of superlatives: the highest mountain (Mount Mitchell), deepest gorge (Linville Gorge), and highest waterfall (Whitewater Falls) in the eastern United States; the oldest river in North America (the New River); and the two most visited National Park lands in the country (the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The region is also blessed with a stunning diversity of plant and animal life; more, in fact, than the whole of Europe.
195 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 298-5330 Get Directions
Printed annually for 70 years, the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is the trusted resource for America’s Favorite Drive. This extensive guide includes lodging, attractions and points of interest for the entire 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, along with visitor information for adjacent communities. Also included – information for Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks. Our free mobile app Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner brings the park to your fingertips with maps, history, travel tips and more. Blue Ridge Parkway Association is an official partner of Blue Ridge Parkway - National Park Service.
P.O. Box 2136 Asheville, NC 28802 (828) 670-1924
The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is a non profit agency that serves many local business network and offers local travel information to the public.
202 Hwy 64 W Cashiers, NC 28717 (828) 743-5191 Get Directions
Meet Me In The Smokies! The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce office and website is a complete resource for families planning a vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The site contains information about the Cherokee area including maps, attractions, shopping, restaurants and lodging.
------ Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 788-0034
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce/Welcome Center is located at 805 West U.S. 64 Highway, in the county seat of Murphy. We are open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday throughout the year. In addition, we are open on Saturdays from April through October and on most holidays during the summer. Visit our pet-friendly Welcome Center on Hwy 64 for maps and local information. View our Events Calendar online and follow us on facebook for activities. Ample parking for cars and RVs. Free wi-fi and public restrooms available
Regular stocking of the streams is the responsibility of Cherokee Fish and Game Management that each year adds nearly 400,000 trout to an existing population of fish swimming in the crystal clear mountain waters. These supplemental stockings include rainbow, brook and brown trout of various sizes ranging up to trophy size. A $7.00 tribal permit for each person 12 years of age and over is required to fish in Cherokee streams and ponds. Children under twelve are allowed to fish with a permitted adult. Two, three, and five-day permits are available at a reduced rate and a season's permit costs $150.00. No other type of fishing license is required nor accepted on the reservation. Nearly two dozen businesses in Cherokee are authorized outlets for fishing permits.
PO Box 302 Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-5201
Come experience 11,000 years of soul-stirring Cherokee history, culture, art, legend, traditions, and events.
498 Tsali Blvd Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 554-6490 Get Directions
Clay County, with its blue mountains, whisper quiet streams and ancient trails will take you back in time when the Cherokee roamed the area.Come and roam our beautiful land.Stay a week. Stay as long as you can, don't miss seeing it all - from Standing Indian Mountain - elevation 5,498 ft. - to the shores of Lake Chatuge. Just a two hour drive from the major cities of Atlanta, GA, Chattanooga, TN, and Asheville, NC.
96 Sanderson Street Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-3704 Get Directions
Enjoy Quanassee Path, Cherokee History Trail, hike/bike the 15-mile Jack Rabbit Trails, festival, free concerts.
116 Sanderson St. Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-3045 Get Directions
Find your adventure on Lake Chatuge, explore Fires Creek, Jack Rabbit Trails, vineyards, festivals, relax!
33 Main Street Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-0089 Get Directions
We eagerly await your arrival and the opportunity to share our culture with you. There are many things to do in Cherokee – attend the breathtaking outdoor Mountainside Theatre for a performance of “Unto These Hills” with the whole family, visit the Museum with its exhibit in partnership with the Smithsonian, Emissaries of Peace, buy a handmade piece of history at the arts and crafts cooperative Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc., experience a working Village with blowgun demonstrations, mask carvings and more – including the new “Hands-On Cherokee” experiential learning classes.
498 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-1056 Get Directions
A full-service Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center serving the Franklin and Nantahala Areas of Macon County.
98 Hyatt Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-3161 Get Directions
Promoting tourism in Franklin and Nantahala.
98 Hyatt Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-3161 Get Directions
The Graham County Travel and Tourism Authority is a non profit agency working on promoting tourism for their area and welcoming visitors. The public is welcome to stop by for information and brochures of area attractions, located in Robbinsville across from the courthouse. Graham County welcomes all visitors with genuine southern hospitality.
387 Rodney Orr Bybass Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-3790 Get Directions

The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce sponsors and co-sponsors many events through out the year, check out our website

28 Walnut Street Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3021 Get Directions
Home to Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Canton, Clyde and Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Located in Western North Carolina, we are your gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains and a wonderful vacation for everyone!
1110 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC 28786 (828) 452-0152 Get Directions
Highlands is a unique mountain village that has served as a respite for tourists and second home owners looking for natural beauty, splendor and upscale amenities that this resort town has to offer. Located on a plateau measuring 5 miles long and 3 miles wide, the town at 4,118 feet, is one of the highest incorporated communities East of the Mississippi River.
108 Main Street Highlands, NC 28741 (828) 526-2112 Get Directions
Small Town Main Street/Historic Hayesville, Inc. works in partnership with other volunteer organizations to restore, revitalize and beautify our historic downtown.
116 Sanderson Street Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 361-7058 Get Directions
Are you planning a trip to Jackson County and the Great Smoky Mountains? We have everything you need to know about the area and the beautiful North Carolina Mountains. Jackson County covers 491 square miles that have plenty of wonderful mountain lodging options and great activities to help you escape your everyday life. Jackson County is the home of the Nation's first and only Fly Fishing Trail! Contact us for complimentary water-resistant Fly Fishing map, along with our comprehensive visitors guide with directions to 19 waterfalls and 10 hiking trails. We offer reasonably priced lodging, restaurants, and tons of adventure. Jackson County is Mother Nature's Largest Outdoor Theme Park!
773 W Main St Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 586-2155 Get Directions
Lake Santeetlah has been voted #1 Most Beautiful lake in the United States, six miles north of Robbinsville on the famous Hwy 129 of the 360 curves of the Tail of the Dragon. Santeetlah Lake and the Cheoah District of the Nantahala National Forest which surrounds it provide exceptional recreational opportunities. The lake has a variety of fish including small mouth bass, large mouth bass, walleye, crappie, bream, and lake trout. Santeetlah Marina is the only full-service marina on a lake that has 76 miles (122 km) of shoreline. There are more than fifty primitive campsites scattered around the lake that include a picnic table and fire ring. There are over 200 miles (320 km) of hiking trails in the Cheoah District, and one can hike about eight miles (13 km) from Lake Santeetlah to the Appalachian Trail. Approximately a mile from the town is Cheoah Point Recreation Area, which has developed swimming, camping, and picnic facilities as well as a boat ramp. The has vacation rentals and places to explore like the Cherohala Skyway, Joyce Kilmer Forest, Fontana Dam and the Great Smoky Mountain National Forest.
16 Marina Dr. Lake Santeetlah, NC 28771 (828) 479-8190 Get Directions
Maggie Valley is located in Western North Carolina, near the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce, located at 2511 Soco Road, offers literature, maps and information to all of its visitors, to encourage their stay in Maggie Valley. Come explore what we have to offer - adventure, great views, a variety of recreational possibilities - all smack dab in the middle of the Smokies.
2781 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-1686 Get Directions
While you're in the area, visit the Smoky Mountain Host Visitor's Center, located on US Hwy 441 South in Franklin, North Carolina. Our regional travel information center is staffed year-round, seven days a week. Picnic area and restroom facilities on-site.
4437 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-9606 Get Directions
Bryson City, nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, is a delightful and picturesque small town that offers a memorable experience for both families and couples.

Enjoy a quiet hike and picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, go tubing on Deep Creek - or just view the waterfalls. Whitewater raft on the pristine Nantahala River, one of the nation's most popular whitewater venues, or sample the stunning Lake Fontana for other water activities including lake kayaking, fishing, and pontoon rentals. Bring your bike and pedal the world renowned trails of Tsali - or bring your other bike and ride the curves of The Dragon. Book a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, a scenic rail excursion that offers daily trips through the Nantahala Gorge as well as numerous special events including The Wizard of Oz©, The Great Pumpkin Patch Express©, The Polar Express©, and more. After an adventurous day, sample our small town charm with a stroll to local bookstores, galleries with working artisans, a historical museum, two breweries, and a surprising variety of restaurants. Have a big vacation in a small town!
2 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-3681 Get Directions
Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road. Designated US 129, the road is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest, with no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel. It is considered “the destination” for thousands of motorcycle and sports car fans throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Can you brave it? It’s best to be cautious as the turns are tight, but the Tail of the Dragon is guaranteed to be the ride of your life!
17555 Tapoco Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-8400 Get Directions

Town of Dillsboro Dillsboro offers the best of the Blue Ridge and Great Smokies. A wonderful location for crafts, shopping, and a wide variety of resturants. Fish, paddle or just relax on the Tuckaseegee River.

For more information please visit our website at or read our blog, The Dillsboro Dish, at

42 Front Street Dillsboro, NC 28725 (828) 586-1439 Get Directions
The Town of Maggie Valley is located at the crossroads of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge. Maggie Valley is a friendly community in a beautiful natural valley and a great place to enjoy the mountains in any season! Drive or ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, play a round of golf, camp, fish, hike, horseback ride, tube, ski, snowboard, tour the Wheels Through Time Museum or Elevated Mountain Distillery, visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and look for elk, enjoy the local shopping, variety of restaurants and all types of lodging. There are many events held throughout the year at the Festival Grounds and whether you want to stay in our community or travel within the area to see some more of Western North Carolina’s beauty, the Town of Maggie Valley is a great place for your visit! Keep informed by visiting our website @ Follow us! Like our Facebook page @ maggievalleytwnofficial and look for townofmaggie on Instagram. We hope to see you in Maggie Valley soon!
3987 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-0866 Get Directions
Robbinsville is a small mountain town situated between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Cherokee National Forest, the Nantahala National Forest and the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness Area. It is embraced by the beauty of the southern Appalachian Mountains, neighbor to four lakes and dozens of creeks and streams, and a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Robbinsville truly is a town amidst the trees.
4 Court Street Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-3250 Get Directions