Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center

Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center

Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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bassaidai88
Hagerstown, MD501 contributions
This center has several good things going for it. First it has covered picnic tables. Secondly, the bathrooms are clean. Third, there is a photo op inside with a black bear display. Last, there are unique art & craft items by local artists inside which are cool to see. Also, there is a museum next door which looks interesting.
Written November 11, 2020
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nettaloves3
Troy, MO106 contributions
Couples
After stopping to see the Bald River falls we decided to take the drive all the way through the mountains. It was a wonderful drive. We completely enjoyed it. If you find somewhere that has a map I would highly suggest it. I just wish the maps would have had more information on them I. Regards to what could be seen at each point, how far till you would be able to get food, where you could stope for a picnic or where it was safe to hike. I almost forgot which side of the road the look out points will be on. We didn’t have any cell service while on this drive so please please have a map. We didn’t get lost because I had a brochure with a small map. But didn’t know how long of a drive it was going to be. Have fun and enjoy it.
Written June 17, 2020
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Itinerant_Foodies
Greensboro, NC587 contributions
I didn't spend much time in the visitor center but that time I did spend was well worth it. The staff member was very welcoming and helpful. She gave me a map and made suggestions based on our travel from West to East. There are a variety of free pamphlets in the center that may be of interest to travelers as well.
Written November 1, 2020
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MadMaxLtd
Houston, TX10 contributions
Couples
A Porsche club and a Jeep club met there. We received great information at the center. Spent hours at the 2 free museums next door. And, were treated to a parade of Porsche then Jeeps enjoying picnics.
Written September 13, 2020
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DMC714
Bucks, AL114 contributions
Couples
This place is awesome. Soo glad we stopped here before getting on the Skyway. The staff is awesome and the info and directions are so helpful. Nice gift shop and small museum area also. Great Place !
Written November 2, 2020
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Steven P
Alcoa, TN78 contributions
Friends
The Cherohala Skyway was once a hidden treasure known and loved only by locals. It is beautiful most any time of the year but especially so in the Autumn. Their are some lovely side roads also. The trip to the Tellico Ranger Station (built by the CCC in the 1930's) is well worth the time. Spend some time at the Bald River Falls also. If the water is up they are magnificent. Stop in at the Visitors Center also. Very nice collection of local and Native American artifacts.

Unfortunately, it has become more popular with speed motorcyclists in in recent years. They treat it as their personal time trials road constantly ignoring speed limits. I have traveled the Skyway by motorcycle - at a leisurely pace - to enjoy the scenery. It's a great, curvy ride. Just watch out for the speeders and let them pass. You will probably see them later as they pull their bike out of the trees along the mountainside.
Written January 31, 2012
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tammy
Morristown, TN3 contributions
This is probably the most beautiful drive you will ever take,it starts in the Cherokee National Forest in Tellico Plains Tn,it ends in Robbinsville NC,the TN side is the prettiest with more pull offs to take it all in,the NC side has more sharp curves,motorcyclist would undoubtedly love the whole trip. It is nature at its best,unspoiled and breathtaking,it’s a drive you will never forget!!!!
Written October 15, 2019
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rich and linda s
Spartanburg, SC446 contributions
Couples
We didn't travel the skyway itself, just visited the center, museum, and gift shop. Small museum, but a lot crammed in it, especially firearms. Items being sold on the expensive side. Nice views around it. Staff in both buildings were friendly and helpful. Worth a stop.
Written August 26, 2015
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TNGuitarguyD2
Tellico Plains, TN195 contributions
I'm from the Tellico Plains area so I have little need in the information provided here. If you are any kind of traveler then you know what other visitor centers contain. Keep in mind that the information provided is fluffed to make this area more interesting than it really is. Good luck!
Written February 25, 2015
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Vicki Sugar Hill GA
Sugar Hill, GA210 contributions
Couples
We stopped here before entering the Cherohala Skyway to get information and maps. We arrived at about 1:00 pm and thought it was closed. We walked into the visitors center and there was no one at the information desk. We proceeded to look at the brochures and use the restrooms. During that time there were 2 more people that came in and basically did the same things that we did. Finally one of the guys got the attention of the lady that was in the back to come out to answer some of his questions. We spoke with her for a minute or so and picked up the 3 different maps they had to offer. She was very helpful once we initiated the conversation with her. The visitor center was very clean with a nice gift shop and picnic area. One bit of information we received was, make sure you had gas, since there were no gas stations for 50 miles or so after entering the Cherohala Skyway.
Written August 8, 2013
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