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There are many attractions within a quick drive of Corrieglen Cottages (most listed are no more than 30 miles away). Take a look:

Gem Mines
  • Gold City Gem Mine - Pan for gems, browse the general store, or ride the chairlift to the top of Cowee Mountain. (Website)
  • Jacobs Ruby Mine - Only native gemstones at this mine. Get two buckets of gem bearing gravel per admission. (Website)
  • Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine - One price for a full day's work. No salting at this naturally rich mine.
  • Mason Mountain Rhodolite & Ruby Mine - Dig for rhodolites, rubies, kyanite, sapphires, garnets, moonstone, crystal quartz and smoky quartz.
  • Rose Creek Mine & Rock Shop - Dig your own gems in the Gem Tunnel or get your dirt "to go." Mine for garnets, rubies, sapphires, quartz, amazonite, citrine, amethyst and emerald. (Website)
  • Sheffield Mine - Choose buckets of Native dirt dug from the local earth, or a "Salted" Rainbow bucket for a sure find.(Website)
  • Appalachian Outfitters - Trips down the Chestatee and Etowah Rivers. (Website)
  • Appalachian Rainforest Eco-Tours - Tour the Southern Applalachian Rainforest aboard a 10-wheel drive vehicle. (Website)
  • Appalachian Trial - We're close to the Siler Bald, Winespring Bald and Wayah Bald sections of the trail.
  • Cherokee - The Cherokee Indian Reservation in the homeland of the Cherokee Indians. (Website)
  • Forest Discovery Center - Home of the nation's first forestry school, come learn about the forest and the people who work there. (Website)
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Visit the beautiful Smoky Mountains. (Website)
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad - Choose from different trip packages. (Website)
  • Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest - Hiking, hunting and fishing in a remnant of the original Appalachain forest. (Website)
  • Mountain Waters Scenic Byway - A 61.3-mile drive through the southern Applalachian forest.
  • Nantahala National Forest - A local national park. (Website)
  • Oconaluftee - Visit a replica of an 18th century Cherokee Indian village. (Website)
  • Oconee Station - A 1790s blockhouse built during a time of high tensions between South Carolina and the Creek Indians. Take a walk and see Station Cove Falls, a nearby 60ft waterfall. (Website)
  • Sunburst Stables - Saddle up and ride beautiful mountain trails. (Website)
  • Mill Creek Resort & Country Club - 18 hole championship course. (Website)
  • Cherokee Indian Cyclorama Wax Museum - View dioramas depicting 300 years of Cherokee Indian history.
  • Foxfire Museum - Appalachian artifacts and crafts located in a log cabin. (Website)
  • The Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum - Located in Macon County's old jail (built in 1850), you can view a fine collection of minerals.
  • Hambidge Center - Founded to preserve Appalachian culture. Has a studio, gallery and a working gristmill.
  • Macon County Historical Museum - Located in the old J.R. Pendergrass Store, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Macon County Historical Society strives to preserve the history of the region.
  • Museum of the Cherokee Indian - In nearby Cherokee, North Carolina, learn abou the history of the Cherokee tribe. (Website)
  • Scottish Tartans Museum - Explore the history and culture of Scotland through the tartan. Includes a tartan research library and a gift shop with a large variety of Scottish and Celitc items. (Website)
Theater/Live Music
  • Unto These Hills - A drama presented outside under the stars telling the story of the Cherokee Indians. (Website)
  • Antiques - Spend the day browsing antique shops in Franklin's antiques district.
  • Ghost Town in the Sky - Relive the frontier life in the Great Smoky Mountains. (Website)
  • Harrah's Cherokee Casino - Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. (Website)
Check out The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce website for any attractions we may have missed.
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