A drive above the clouds

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Monroe County Department of Tourism

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Monroe County is located southwest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in a quiet, tranquil section of east Tennessee. You can easily get here by traveling on interstate 75, and we're located less than an hour from Knoxville or Chattanooga, we have plenty of breathtaking views, great fishing, fun things to do with the family and superb hiking trails. This is the sixth largest county in land area in the entire state and former homeland of the Cherokee Indians. The Cherokee National Forest comprises 1/3 of the county with 189 miles of trails for hikers, bikers and horses. The Cherokee National Forest is Tennessee's only National Forest and located here is the Cherohala Skyway, one of America's Byways. Some of the wonderful attractions in our are area include: Lost Sea, Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Fort Loudoun State Historic Park, Tsali Notch, and Citico Wildlife Wilderness.

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The Lost Sea Adventure
Largest Underground lake in the Nation
Travel back in time and attend Fort Loudoun State Historic Park's many reenactments throughout the year
18th Century living history experiences at Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
Tsali Notch Vineyard
Take in the views of the Great Smoky Mountains and taste the wines of Tsali Notch
Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway
Taking a break from the swooping curves of the Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway
Leaf Peepin' at Bald River Falls by Mason Boring
Leaf Peepin' at Bald River Falls by Mason Boring
Small Town Christmas in Sweetwater
Shop in Historic Downtown Sweetwater
Taste the flavor of Bentons Country bacon
Monroe County Department of Tourism

225 Cherohala skyway
Tellico Plains, TN 37385

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January and February Fri- Sun 9:00-5:00pm
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