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Typical collage town. Lots of fast food places. Kind of seedy though. The best place for breakfast was the Coffee Shop. Small but great food. Not much for sight seeing other that the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. We went to visit family but drove to Asheville for entertainment for a day.
Cullowhee is a beautiful little town nestled along a mountain river and in a valley along a creek. We were there to visit our son for Family Weekend, at Western Carolina University. We enjoyed watching a girls soccer game and a football game with gorgeous mountain views in the background. Our son also took us to to a little town close by called, Cherokee, which we really enjoyed. Overall, our time in Cullowhee was great. We look forward to going back and exploring the area even more!
The point of the visit was a tour of Western Carolina University. There is not much to the town of Cullowhee, but it is about 3 miles from Sylva, which is an actual town. If you are going on a tour of the campus, a stay in Cullowhee will put you very near the college. We arrived late the night before the tour, and so had eaten before we arrived.
We stayed on property to enjoy horseback riding. We traveled to Gorges State Park in Sapphire to enjoy the waterfalls. We also rode into Franklin and Highlands, NC for food. Lake Glenville is very close by with a lovely waterfall as well and we were excited to stumble upon this for the first time.
It is a beautiful, natural community conveniently located to shopping and restaurants but far enough away from civilization to give one a real rest. We enjoyed eating at the Waffle House in Sylva and Speedy's pizza. WE were there for a funeral so did not seek fun activities.