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Cherokee Indian Reservation

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Everyone was really friendly

I'm on vacation with my family in Tennessee it was only a hour drive. Remembered going as a kid... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Chelsie R
via mobile
Educational and Fun

This reservation is very nice. We started our visit at the museum amd it was one of the nicest and... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Tricia W
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Located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway, this is home to more than 12,500 members of the Cherokee Indian nation.
398 US Highway 441, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This reservation is very nice. We started our visit at the museum amd it was one of the nicest and most informative I have experienced. Highly recommend! The shops are also nice and you can find just about any souvenir you're looking for. Nice place...More

1  Thank Tricia W
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I love to visit Cherokee Indian Reservation. It is a nice town to visit all the shops and see the culture they have to offer. The Elk are always out of mornings and afternoons. They are a sight to behold. October is there mating season...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The reservation offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to learn about Cherokee history and culture. Make sure to visit Ocanaluftee Village, Unto these Hills, and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Also take the time to visit Bearmeat’s Den and the Qualla Arts Center. Worth the...More

1  Thank FP29ml
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

The reservation and town of Cherokee is just that - a town; to experience and learn the real Cherokee history - go to the village! I’ve read many reviews here that say it’s run down or a tourist trap - but I think people are...More

11  Thank DebH625
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The Cherokee Indian Reservation is a place that every parent should take their kids. To visit with real Indians and have their picture taken with the Indians. Great place to shop with your kids, going into the many stores. Everyone will enjoy, kids and parents....More

3  Thank Glenn L
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I'm on vacation with my family in Tennessee it was only a hour drive. Remembered going as a kid with my parents and wanted to go. Good food, good shopping and everyone was really friendly. Will be back my next vacation.

Thank Chelsie R
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We used to bring our kids to Cherokee every year when they were young and had so much good clean fun. I had not visited in 15 years and could not believe how this once beautiful place could have went down so much. It seems...More

11  Thank Oldtraveler75
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The cost was far to high for what you got. Most people working there seemed to have little regard for any of the visitors. My children are 14, 11, 8 and there were looking forward to it as part of the description was that it...More

3  Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Visited the reservation`s history center to listen to their stories about their history. Took a tour of their working village. Well worth the road trip through the Smokies to get to the reservation.

Thank george d
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were looking forward to visit the reservation but once entered it was clear that most buildings were decaying. The “village” was closed so can’t say a thing about that but along the road there were shops enough to visit. So we did but hey,...More

Thank trashgang
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30 November 2018|
Response from Glenn L | Reviewed this property |
sorry I don' smoke anymore.
Debra G
12 September 2018|
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Response from ohioemt10 | Reviewed this property |
No. This is a replica village and they put on a demonstration and show how they made weapons, items, trade merchandise. I would think records like that would be kept in the library and city offices or they could point you... More
Brenda H
24 May 2018|
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Response from Ashley M | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen horseback riding as an option while I was there.