Great Smoky Mountains
  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Harrah's Cherokee Casino
  • Fire Mountain Biking Trails
  • Elk viewing in Cherokee
  • Unto These Hills outdoor drama
  • Fishing for mountain trout
  • Sequoya National Golf Club
  • Horseback riding in the National Park
  • Oconaluftee Island Park
  • Oconaluftee river trail
  • Santa's Land amusement park
  • Cherokee street chiefs

A Cherokee Vacation is a Return to Nature and Smoky Mountain Heritage

Cherokee‘s unique shops and attractions celebrate the history and crafts of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the nation’s most visited national park – begins at the edge of Cherokee. With a half-million acres in the Park, several outstanding attractions are just minutes away, including the Mountain Farm Museum adjacent to the Park's Oconaluftee Visitor Center. And a short distance away, the 19th Century Mingus Mill, where a miller still grinds corn and wheat on water powered grinding stones.

A few miles into the Park, horseback riding is available at the Smokemont Riding Stable.

Cherokee’s Attractions

Oconaluftee Indian Village
A faithful reproduction of Cherokee life in the 1700s. The Village is adjacent to the Unto These Hills theater.

Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama
The powerful portrayal of the Cherokees' tragic "Trail of Tears" in a beautiful mountain setting.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian
The state-of-the-art museum chronicles thousands of years of Cherokee history and artifacts.

Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual
The oldest and leading Native American Arts cooperative in the United States.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino
3,000 of your favorite video games, including Live Digital Blackjack. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Featuring great shops, excellent restaurants, a luxurious spa and an event center featuring top-name entertainment.

Sequoyah National Golf Club. Owned by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, this 18-hole course offers scenic vistas, beautiful landscapes and challenging golf.

Fire Mountain Trail System. 10.5 miles of smooth, machine-cut trail with sections ranging from beginner to advanced. Mixed-use trail for walking or riding. Trailhead is at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. 

Elk Viewing. The national park's elk herds can be spotted grazing in the fields near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and at Cataloochee, north of Waynesville.

Oconaluftee Island Park. In downtown Cherokee, the park is a great place for picnicking and playing in the shallow shoals of the Oconaluftee River.

Fish Our Mountain Streams
Over 30 miles of clear trout streams and three ponds, stocked twice a week. 800-438-1601 or 828-497-5201.


River's Edge Motel

1026 US 441 North
(Tsali Blvd.)
PO Box 616
Cherokee, NC 28719

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