Western Carolina University
The beautiful campus tucked in the mountains at Western Carolina University is just one of the many reasons students choose to attend. WCU offers more than 115 majors for undergraduates and over 40 high-demand graduate programs. Students attending the university have a variety of opportunities for growth with involvement programs and hands-on learning.
Harrah's Cherokee Casino
Don’t miss out on all the fun and excitement at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, just a short 30 minute drive away! This 4.5-star casino is sure to keep you entertained with poker, table games, live entertainment, spas, pools and so much more. Stop by for a night out or book a room and stay for the weekend!
Downtown Sylva Breweries
In one of Cullowhee’s neighboring cities, Sylva, you’ll find endless things to do. One of our favorites though, is the Brewery Trail. Indulge in quality local breweries in Downtown Sylva, and grab a bite at one of the finest restaurants along Historic Main Street. You’ll find more craft breweries and brewpubs here than anywhere else in Jackson County. No matter what you enjoy sipping on, Sylva’s breweries have you covered.
High Falls Waterfall Trail
Western North Carolina is full of beautiful scenery and High Falls Waterfall is no exception. This astounding 100 ft. tumbling waterfall is a must-see. Along the 1.4 mile round trip trail to High Falls, you’ll find a variety of plants, animals, and terrain. The constructors of the trail beautifully blended the path with the natural surroundings of the forest, so you can enjoy your hike from start to finish.
If you’re looking for a way to get outdoors for a quick stroll, the Greenway Loop is perfect for you. This one mile, paved trail following the Tuckasegee River is a great way to get some fresh air. Take a walk, go for a run, or read a book on one of the many sitting benches along the path.