At the southern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, discover the history, culture and traditions of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, a civilization older than the Inca, Maya, Egyptians and the Romans through song, legend, art, dance, ceremony and period regalia. Immerse yourself in an authentic cultural experience and enjoy legendary hospitality by visiting cultural sites, enjoying cultural festivals and attractions, strolling through art galleries showcasing traditional and contemporary Cherokee arts and crafts tubing, exploring waterfalls, watermills, a pioneer village, and shops, and fishing more than 30 miles of untamed trout waters. Take a swing at the new 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course, and try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Casino. Located one hour from Asheville. For more information call 800.438.1601 or visit www.cherokee-nc.com.