Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Cherokee

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

This remarkable modern museum traces Cherokee history from their Paleo-Indian roots onwards. Its villain is the perfidious Andrew Jackson, who made his name fighting alongside the Cherokee, but, as president, condem…
Forest in Nantahala National Forest

Tsali Recreation Area

The Tsali Recreation Area has been famed among mountain bikers for so long that local riders rather take it for granted. For out-of-state visitors, though, it offers a great combination of challenging but not over-t…
Waterfall in Pisgah National Forest

Sliding Rock Recreation Area

For a totally exhilarating stop on a journey along the Blue Ridge Pkwy, stop off and strip down at Sliding Rock, 7 miles off the parkway. Propelled down this natural 60ft slide of smooth, gently sloping granite by 1…
Nature Center in Pisgah National Forest

Cradle of Forestry in America

The spot where scientific forestry management was first attempted in the US, financed by George Vanderbilt back in 1895, is now a showcase for the Forest Service. Amid the original log cabins, 4 miles off the Blue R…