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Cataloochee Ski Area
Located at the end of Maggie Valley, Cataloochee Ski Area has been a winter tradition for generations of snow-loving families.

Folkmoot USA
Folkmoot USA, North Carolina's Official International Festival, is a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance held each summer throughout Western North Carolina.

Harras Cherokee Casino
Just sit down at any table and you'll find the friendliest dealers around! Offering live games like Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and more you'll see why we were so happy to shuffle the deck and deal out some fun!

Explore all of Dollywood’s properties in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee including the Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park.  And don’t miss Dixie Stampede – a family feast and fantastic show for all ages.

Santas Land
Theme Park & Zoo, great for kids of all ages!

You’ll find State-of-the art full Canopy Tours, multiple ziplines, sky bridges, rappelling and more! All our tours offer a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by changes in elevation.

See the Elk
Watch elk from the roadside (do not approach them in the fields). The best time of day to see elk is the last hour before sunset and at sunrise. Remember to keep your distance!

Horseback Riding
• Utah Mountain Riding Stables, 828-926-1143
• Hemphill Mountain Campground, 828-926-0331
• Smoky Mountain Stables, Inc., 828-452-4301
• Cataloochee Ranch, 828-926-1401

Gem Mining
Old Pressley Mine in Canton has produced some of the world's largest sapphires. 828-648-6320

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture.

Whitewater Rafting

Nantahala Outdoor Center, 828-488-2175
• Blue Ridge Outing Company, 800-572-3510
Wildwater Ltd., 800-451-9972
• Whitewater of Waynesville, 828.454.9565

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Passengers ride in comfortable, reconditioned coaches, crown coaches, club cars, dining cars, and open cars. 800-872-4681

For other area attractions, visit the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce or the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority