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HISTORIC SITES – View an extensive collection of Indian artifacts, early American tools, housewares and other exhibits of past mountain life at the Cherokee County Historical Museum.

Nearby is is the Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery, where many of the first settlers are buried.

Fields Of The Wood - This awe-inspiring Biblical theme park west of Murphy is open from sunrise to sunset every day, providing an unforgettable experience within the natural beauty of the area.

NANTAHALA NATIONAL FOREST offers hiking, camping, backpacking, trout fishing and picnicking. Nantahala River, known for its whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking, rushes through spectacular Nantahala Gorge.

Hiwassee, Appalachia and Cherokee Lakes offer boating, fishing, camping, and water-skiing. Marinas on Hiwassee Lake provide boat rentals, fishing supplies and launching ramps. Cherokee County has several hundred miles of hiking trails within or adjacent to it's borders, including the Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye Trails.

John C. Campbell Folk School, established in 1925, attracts people from around the world, gather at the Folk School for classes, and workshops in pottery, basketry, blacksmithing, carving, weaving, and spinning.