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Explore Tellico Plains, TN

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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Largest Underground lake in the Nation
18th Century living history experiences at Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
Take in the views of the Great Smoky Mountains and taste the wines of Tsali Notch
Taking a break from the swooping curves of the Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway
Leaf Peepin' at Bald River Falls by Mason Boring
Monroe County Department of Tourism


225 Cherohala skyway
Tellico Plains, TN 37385


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Open everyday from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

January and February Fri- Sun 9:00-5:00pm
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Jan-Feb. Monday-Friday we are closed
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