Student Tour Suggested Itinerary
for Western North Carolina
||Oconaluftee Indian Village
This village is an authentic replica of an 18th century Cherokee
community. Cherokee guides explain the history, culture, and life-style
of their ancestors.
Gem Mining at Smoky Mountain Mining.
Lunch at the Tee-Pee Restaurant
(hot buffet) in Cherokee, NC.
on the Nantahala River.
"Unto These Hills" Outdoor
Drama in Cherokee.
One of the most compelling outdoor dramas, Unto These Hills, tells the
tragic story of how the Cherokee ancestors were forcefully driven out
of the Great Smoky Mountains and marched 1200 miles to Oklahoma.
Evening check-in at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. (The Ramada is an interior
corridor property, with an indoor-outdoor pool.)
Hot breakfast at the hotel.
Chimney Rock Park A (still) privately
owned park encompassing 1000 acres of natural mountain beauty. There
are trails to walk on and waterfalls to view.
Guided hike in the Park.
Cookout lunch on The Meadows in the Park.
Afternoon-Lake Lure Guided Boat Tour
(Experience firsthand the unique beauty of the lake that National
Geographic called one of the most spectacular in America. Lake Lure
Tours will take you past locations for the blockbuster film: Dirty Dancing---past
Snake lsland---past acres and acres of unsurpassed natural beauty, wildlife,
Time on the beach and Water Park.
Return to Asheville.
Dinner at the Pisgah View Ranch (family
style and delicious!!)
(Located in the shadow of Mt. Pisgah, the atmosphere is friendly,
casual, and the food is Southern home cooking.)
Hot Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
Travel to Brevard, NC
|Visit to the Cradle of
Today, the Cradle of Forestry in America is a 6500 acre Historic
Site within the Pisgah National Forest set aside by Congress to
commemorate the beginning of forestry conservation in the US.
Outdoor activities include two guided trails which lead you back
time to seven historical buildings, a 1915 Climax logging locomotive
and the old sawmill.
Brevard Music Center for lunch and
The Brevard Music Center is a seven-week summer music training program
and festival that provides unique opportunities for outstanding musicians
to develop their talents. Depending on the date, a free lunch concert
is offered during the festival.
Depart for home.
more information call Jean Wells at:
336 725-1624 (Fax: 336 724-5852)