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Mountain Heritage Center

1.25 miles away

The Mountain Heritage Center is an important tourist attraction in Cullowhee, North Carolina. The center showcases the history of the Appalachian Mountains and the people who have lived in this region for centuries. It contains exhibits on Appalachian culture, history, and natural resources. The center also offers tours of its facilities.

Judaculla Rock

4.56 miles away

Judaculla Rock is a historical place in North Carolina. The rock is located in Cullowhee Valley, near the town of Cullowhee. The first European to see the rock was Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1540. He named it Judaculla, which in the Choctaw language means "devil's horn". The rock was used by Native Americans for ceremonies and as a lookout point. Confederate General John Bell Hood made an unsuccessful attempt to take the rock from the Union Army. The rock is now part of the National Park Service.

Poteet Park

5.68 miles away

Poteet Park Cullowhee is a great place to hike, bike, and picnic in Cullowhee, NC. The park has a walking trail that winds through the forest and over rolling hills. There are also several bike trails available for riders of all levels. If you're looking for a quiet spot to relax, Poteet Park Cullowhee is perfect.

Rockhound Ridge Gem Mine

5.71 miles away

Rockhound Ridge Gem Mine Cullowhee is a small, family owned and operated mine located in western North Carolina. The mine is located in the Cullowhee Valley, which has long been known as one of the most prolific mining districts in the United States. The mine produces a wide variety of gemstones including sapphire, ruby, amethyst, topaz, and turquoise. Rockhound Ridge Gem Mine Cullowhee is open to the public for tours during normal business hours.

The Pines Recreation Area

7.11 miles away

The Pines Recreation Area Cullowhee is a great place to go for a hike, picnic, and birdwatching. The area has two hiking trails, the Cullowhee Trail and the Sunrise Trail. The Cullowhee Trail is 3 miles long and leads up to the summit of Mount Mitchell. The Sunrise Trail is 1 mile long and leads to the base of Mount Mitchell. Both trails are well-marked. There are also several picnic areas with tables and grills available. The area is home to a variety of birds, including hawks, crows, and loggerhead turtles.

Soco Falls

13.52 miles away

Soco Falls Cullowhee is a waterfall located in the Pisgah National Forest of Western North Carolina, United States. The falls are part of the Cullowhee River and their height is 83 feet. The falls are named after Chief Soko, an early 19th century Cherokee chief. The falls are located off of NC Highway 126, about 1 mile east of the town of Cullowhee.

Oconaluftee Island Park

14.49 miles away

The Oconaluftee Island Park Cullowhee is a great place to take a walk or bike ride. The trails are well-maintained and provide a variety of terrain, from gentle meadows to challenging hills. There are also several lovely lakes and ponds to explore, as well as a playground for the kids. The park is conveniently located just off I-40 in Cherokee County, so it's easy to get there no matter where you are in North Carolina.

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