Things to See and Do in Vonore, Tennessee

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
P.O. Box 69, Citico Road
Vonore, TN 37885
865 884-6246

  • View artifacts from Old Echota, inundated by Tellico Lake, and learn about Sequoyah at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
  • Experience living history at Fort Loudoun’s annual 18th Trade Faire, the weekend after Memorial Day
  • See the McClung Museum’s new Native Peoples exhibit in Knoxville
  • Drive scenic backroads to village sites at the Chota and Tanasi Memorials

Great Smoky Mountains

More than half a million acres of beautiful mountains and valleys provide home to one of the most diverse ecosystems anywhere. Now designated an International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site, the park was created by Congress in 1934.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Sugarlands Visitors Center
Hwy 441 Gatlinburg TN

Park Phone Numbers:

  • General Park Information: (865) 436-1200
  • Backcountry Information: (865) 436-1297
  • Backcountry Reservations: (865) 436-1231
  • Park Literature: (865) 436-0120
  • LeConte Lodge: (865) 429-5704

Scenic Byways

  • Ocoee Scenic Byway
  • The Cherohala Skyway

Insider Tidbits

  • Contact the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum for information on their events and workshops throughout the year.


The following locally owned and operated shops carry authentic hand-made Cherokee arts and crafts.

  • Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Gift Shop

Parks and Resources

The Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association
P.O. Box 143, L&N Depot
Etowah, TN 37331
(423) 263-7232
Fax: (423) 263-1670

Cherokee National Forest
Forest Supervisor’s Office
2800 North Ocoee Street P.O. Box 2010
Cleveland, TN 37320
(423) 476-9700

U.S. Forest Service Tellico Ranger District
250 Ranger Station Road
Tellico River Rd.
Tellico Plains, TN 37385
(423) 253-2520