Touring the Cherohala Skyway

Whether traveling by bike or by car, the Cherohala Skyway is a wonderful ride. If you have the time, consider an overnight in the area to allow more time for exploring Tellico Plains, TN.

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Tellico Plains Historic Downtown
Community | Appealing Downtown Area
You could easily spend a day just wandering this area, but be sure to give yourself a couple hours to peruse the shops and grab something to eat.

The Historic Downtown is only a few blocks away from the Cherohala Skyway, but is easily missed if you don't know it's there.  The hillsides are full of old houses from the time the lumber industry dominated the town.  We celebrated our 100 year…

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Charles Hall Museum
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Charles Hall Museum
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum
Definitely worth some of your time while in town, the museum boasts quite a collection of memorabilia. You will need more than one hour to take it all in!

The Charles Hall Museum, a 501 (3) (c) nonprofit foundation governed by a board of directors, exists to preserve regional, Appalachian, and American history with an emphasis on the Tellico Plains area. Born in Tellico Plains in 1924, Charles has…

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Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center
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Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Visitor or Interpretive Center
One of the best ways to begin an adventure on the byway is with a stop at the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center. Opened in September 2003 and open everyday from 9am to 5pm, they have free maps, area information, and souvenirs.

The new 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'…

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Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway
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Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway
Outdoor Adventures | Scenic Byways or Routes
There are things to see and do along the way, so plan carefully...you don't want to lose track of time.

The Cherohala Skyway was opened and dedicated in 1996. The road has been designated a National Scenic Byway. The road cost over 100 million dollars, and took over 30 years to construct . The Cherohala Skyway crosses through the Cherokee National…

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Bald River Falls
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Bald River Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall
A local favorite...be sure to make time to see this. It is beautiful in every season.

The Bald River is a major tributary of the Tellico River located in the southern district of the Cherokee National Forest. The Bald River empties into the Tellico River and cascades over rocks forming a large waterfall, Bald River Falls,  …

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1 Tellico Plains Historic Downtown
2 Charles Hall Museum
3 Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center
4 Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway
5 Bald River Falls