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Attractions & Museums Tellico Plains TN
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Charles Hall Museum
Ranger Station in Tellico Plains TN

Tellico Ranger Station
Tellico River Road (off the Cherohala Skyway)
This 1930s Ranger Station offers
visitor information and historic interpretation.

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
Hiwassee River Rail Adventure
Lost Sea Adventure
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Tellico Ranger Station
Tellico Trout Hatchery

Charles Hall Museum

Tellico Trout Hatchery Tellico River Road, Cherohala Skyway

Tellico Trout Hatchery
Tellico River Road (off the Cherohala Skyway)

Charles Hall Museum
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Fort Loudoun State Historic Park

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
The Lost Sea Adventure
Lost Sea Adventure
In and around Tellico Plains you'll discover attractions and museums related to a variety of topics, such as history, farming, geology, nature, and transportation. The exhibits and presentation are entertaining, educational, adventuresome, and, sometimes, even delicious!

Tellico Plains itself has witnessed many phases in its history. Discover its Cherokee Indian roots, settlement by pioneers who crossed the Appalachians from the east, Civil War influences, the lumber era, railroading, a major vegetable canning industry, and the sewing factory phase. Learn about depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps projects undertaken here, and the German prisoner of war camp in the center of Tellico Plains. In our surrounding communities, you can pan for gold, as many people did in the early 1800s, trace the Trail of Tears removal of the Cherokees, learn about the written language of the Cherokee by Sequoyah, and view reenactments and encampments at a fort built in the 1700s.

Farming continues to be important in the area today, and a tour of the nearby dairy farm and ice creamery, or a tour of the local cheese factory, usually end up with a yummy sampling of their products.

For those interested in nature, you can explore the caverns and float across America's largest known underground lake in a glass bottom boat. Or visit the fish rearing pools in the national forest and learn how trout are raised and released into local waters. The Cherokee National Forest itself is a free living museum, where you can visit a historic cabin, picnic on a high pasture, drive on a road built on the old logging railroad bed, and discover a rich variety of plants, birds, and animals.

Special events highlight the area's heritage, artisans, musical roots, and other topics of interest, such as the Gold Festival in Coker Creek and fall corn mazes. Be sure to check our calendar of events for current listings.

There's fun and entertainment for all ages in the Tellico Plains area attractions and museums, so plan to visit soon!

Tellico Plains Visitor’s Center Pick up brochures, flyers, maps, at
Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center
225 Cherohala Skyway (Route 165), Tellico Plains, TN 37385
423-253-8010
Cherohala.org
Various photos courtesy Monroe County TN, Department of Tourism

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