Cherohala Skyway
Cherohala Skyway Area ATTRACTIONS

Bald River Falls
Located on Forest Service Road 210 off Highway 165.Bald River Falls
Located on Forest Service Road 210. From the Highway 165 in Tellico where you turn right to go up the river, drive 4.5 miles to the turn off to Bald River Falls. The Bald River Falls turn off is clearly marked on the right hand side of the Skyway. You can view Bald River Falls without leaving your vehicle.
Citico Wildlife Wilderness

Call 423.253.2353 Citico Wildlife Wilderness

This is not a “drive thru” park. Due to the rugged terrain, you will be transported in a 4-wheel drive vehicle designed for your comfort and safety. A full canopy provides protection from the sun and rain without impeding your view of the animals and their surroundings.


Charles Hall Museum
229 Cherohala Skyway Tellico Plains, TN 37385
Giftshop line: Call 423.253.6767
Open: Sun-Sat Hours: 9:00-5:00 EST
Charles Hall MuseumThe Charles Hall Museum is 5000 square feet of local history. It consists of more than 200 guns, an extensive telephone collection, and an impressive coin collection, among many other items.
Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center

Call 423.253.8010Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center
Hwy. 165/Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN 37385
The new state-of-the-art Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center offers friendly local and area information about lodging, attractions and shopping. Free maps of the Cherohala Skyway, the Cherokee National Forest and surrounding area are available. The gift shop is a "don't miss", offering Skyway souvenirs, educational materials and a variety of tee shirts among other items.

Chota Memorial

www.sequoyahmuseum.orgChota Memorial
576 Hwy 360
Vonore, TN, 37885
Call 423.884.6246

Along the Little Tellico River lies Chota Memorial, a full scale representation of the townhouse, or council house, originally erected by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.


Cherokee National Forest
Cherokee National ForestFor hunting and fishing information call Teenessee Wildlife Resource Agency at 800.332.0900 or visit
Over 300,000 acres of National Forest is a great outdoor recreation area. You can experience hiking, camping, horseback riding trails, fishing, kayaking, and hunting.
Coker Creek Welcome Center
Coker Creek Welcome Center12197 New Hwy. 68
Coker Creek, TN 37314
Coker Creek is a quiet, mountain community nestled in the Cherokee National Forest, rich in history, heritage and surrounded by unprecidented natural beauty.
Coker Creek Village
Coker Creek Village12528 Hwy. 68
Coker Creek, TN 37314
By reservation only.
A non-denominational Christian Adventure and Retreat Center located in the heart of the Tennessee historic gold district, offers mountain adventure and excursions for youth and adult groups (8 people minimum).
Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
Ft. Loudoun338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885
Today at Fort Loudoun State Historic Park you can visit a replica of the 18th Century British fort that stood very near this site in the mid-1700's. Enjoy scheduled reenactments on Garrison Weekends.
The Lost Sea Adventure
The Lost Sea Adventure140 Lost Sea Rd.
Sweetwater, TN 37874

The Lost Sea - Home of America's largest underground lake, The Lost Sea is open year round for tours of its mysterious caverns. This US Registered National Landmark is a fun and educational place to visit.
Madisonville, TN
Madisonville, TN423-442-9416
As the county seat, Madisonville is the oldest town in Monroe County. The historic town square features the Monroe County courthouse, scene of the only Civil War skirmish in the county.

Monroe County Visitor Center at Sweetwater
1421 Murray's Chapel Road
I-75 Exit 60 Sweetwater, TN 37874
Inside Magnuson Hotel
Pheasant Fields Fish Rearing Pools
Tellico River Road
Tellico Plains, TN 37385
423-253-2520 Ranger Station

Visit the Pheasant Fields Rearing Pools, a fish hatchery operated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. See the trout being raised to stock area rivers. Located 17 miles from Tellico Plains up Tellico River Road/State #210.
Purdy's Petting Zoo
Purdy's Petting Zoo1 mile off of Interstate 75 at Exit #60 120 Plemons Road Sweetwater, TN 37874
Every animal we have Loves to eat out of your hands. PANNING FOR GOLD, PONY RIDES, FISHING IN OUR STOCKED CATFISH POND, HAY RIDES and our shaded picnic area.
Scott Mansion

Scott MansionCome visit us and enjoy a relaxing stay on an authentic southern plantation.
865-805-7627    865-548-0876


Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Sequoyah Birthplace
576 Hwy 360 Vonore, TN, 37885
Explore the fascinating history of the Overhill Cherokee - their family life, customs, beliefs and the sadness of the Trail of Tears at the only tribally owned and operated historical attraction in the state.
Sweetwater Heritage Museum

Sweetwater Heritage MuseumNorth and High Streets Sweetwater, TN 37874
Hours: 2:00-4:00 each Wed, Sat, & Sun.
Memorabilia and photographs are used to help visitors step back in time.

Sweetwater Valley Farm - Tennessee Cheddar
Sweetwater Valley
17988 West Lee Highway Philadelphia, TN 37846
Come and visit us and see where the milk comes from and how it turns into our wonderful award winning cheeses. During winter hours, call for reservations for tours.
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Visiting Sweetwater is like stepping back in time! Our unique shops & attractions are nothing like typical chain stores, malls or outlets. Sweetwater offers a bit of nostalgia along with the charm and friendliness that one would expect in a small southern town.
Sweetwater Flea Market
Located off of I-75, Exit 60.
Open Sat. & Sun. 8AM-5PM.
Tennessee’s largest indoor/outdoor Flea Market with over 500 spaces to shop. Open Sat. & Sun. 8AM-5PM.
Tsali Notch Vineyard

140 Harrison Road Madisonville, TN 37354 Tsali Notch Vineyard
Hours: Friday-Sunday 10am - 6pm Private tours by appointment only

Nestled amidst majestic mountain views and lush greenery in Madisonville, Tennessee, Tsali Notch is a vineyard specializing in Muscadine grapes, which are indigenous to the Southeastern United States. Tsali Notch Vineyards, previously Halo Notch, began producing in September 2004 and is the largest commercial vineyard in Tennessee.


Tellico Plains, TN
Nestled at the foot of the Cherokee National Forest in East Tennessee, Tellico Plains is the perfect rural community. People come to visit, love the "vintage Mountain Town" with all the shops and recreation only to soon become residents that preserve the natural beauty they come to appreciate.

Tanasi Trail and Memorial

www.sequoyahmuseum.orgTanasi Memorial
576 Hwy 360
Vonore, TN, 37885

The monument was erected in 1989 by the Tennessee Historical Commission Foundation and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and serves as a reminder to events back to the early 1700's.Tanasi served as the "Capital of the Cherokee Nation" from 1721 - 1730, and is also of what we now know as the name "Tennessee".


Unicoi Turnpike Trail
Visit the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center for info. The route over the southern Appalachians known as the “Unicoi Path” was used for trade and warfare before written history. In the early1800’s the path was improved as a commercial wagon road and became known as the “Unicoi Turnpike.” Segments of this road remain intact - representing what is likely the oldest intact road- bed on public lands in the nation. A 2 1/2 mile section of intact roadbed has been restored for public use and hiking in Monroe County
Vonore, TN
Home to Tellico Lake, a favorite spot for fishing and water enthusiasts. Public beach areas and lakeside camping are available along the shores of the lake. History buffs will want to make a stop in Vonore to visit Sequoyah BirthplaceMuseum and Fort Loudoun State Historic Area. Stop and visit Chota and Tanasi Memorials, former Cherokee villages, which is considered the namesake of the state of Tennessee.
Rarity Bay Golf Course
Rarity Bay Golf Course423.884.3030
100 Rarity Bay Parkway
Vonore, Tn 37885
Rarity Bay's Championship golf course is a par-72, 18-hole masterpiece designed by D.J. DeVictor and Peter Langham. The breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains and Lake Tellico sit beyond the 150 acres that make up this course. Whether you play recreationally or competitively, you will find Rarity Bay's golf course to be a fun and challenging course to experience.

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