While Murphy may be well known for stunning mountain scenery and the great outdoors, there are also several unique attractions to check out in the area! When you are planning a stay in the cabins from Mountain Country Cabin Rentals and looking for something different to do, these attractions are well worth seeking out! Here are 3 unique attractions to explore near our Murphy NC cabins for rent:
1. The Murphy Pyramid
One of the last things you might expect to see while strolling in downtown Murphy is a pyramid, but here you will find the largest pyramid in the eastern United States! The Murphy Pyramid is an unusual memorial to Archibald R.S. Hunter, who was the proprietor of a trading post and the first white settler to the area. His daughter Martha married a U.S. Army surgeon named Charles Hitchcock who was serving at Fort Butler, and the couple had a daughter named Lillie. As a memorial to her grandparents, Lillie arranged for a large marble pyramid to be constructed. The other memorial for which Lillie is responsible is the famous Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, which was built with her $100,000 endowment to the city.
2. Fields of the Wood
To see another one of the unique attractions near our Murphy NC cabins for rent, head to the Fields of the Wood. This intriguing biblical theme park features more than 200 acres of gorgeous valleys, mountains and streams, as well as a gigantic representation of the Ten Commandments spread across the mountainside! Explore concrete markers throughout the park that depict the Bible on stones in one of the most unique presentations in the world. People of all religious beliefs are encouraged to visit the park, which offers free admission for visitors. Fields of the Wood is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and you should allow at least 1.5 to 2 hours for your visit.
3. Cherokee County Historical Museum
Learn about the rich history of Native American and pioneer settlers in North Carolina at the Cherokee County Historical Museum. This fascinating museum contains an extensive collection of more than 2,000 Native American artifacts that have been collected over a span of 50 years by local resident Arthur Palmer. Browse 40 exhibit panels with photographs and drawings that interpret local Cherokee history and culture, as well as vintage household items used by early pioneer settlers in the county. The Cherokee County Historical Museum also serves as an interpretive center for the Trail of Tears Historical Trail.
Where to Stay
Plan a vacation close to these Murphy attractions with a stay at Mountain Country Cabin Rentals! Our affordable cabins are situated in a perfect setting where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains while still being near downtown Murphy. While staying with us, enjoy fantastic amenities such as a fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, fireplaces and more!
Check out all of our Murphy NC cabins for rent today to plan your vacation near these unique attractions! We look forward to seeing you soon at Mountain Country Cabin Rentals!