Welcome to the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians

 

Cherokee, North Carolina offers natural beauty, family attractions, outdoor activities and the rich history of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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What to do in Cherokee

Spectacular Views
and Waterfalls

Some of the Smokies’ most beautiful views and waterfalls are just a short drive from downtown Cherokee. You’ll find more information here.

Fly Fishing
Tournaments

With 30 miles of well-stocked freestone trout streams, Cherokee is a fisherman’s paradise. Our catch and release trophy waters were the site of the 2011 U.S. National Fly Fishing Championship. Tribal waters (PDF map) are now open for fishing year around. No license is required to fish in Reservation waters, however a tribal permit is required. More info

Purchase fishing permits online.

Cherokee’s Cultural Attractions

To experience the Cherokee Indians’ rich history, don’t miss these signature Native American attractions —
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual
Oconaluftee Indian Village
‘Unto These Hills’ Outdoor Drama

Spectacular Views
and Waterfalls

Some of the Smokies’ most beautiful views and waterfalls are just a short drive from downtown Cherokee. You’ll find more information here.

Fly Fishing
Tournaments

With 30 miles of well-stocked freestone trout streams, Cherokee is a fisherman’s paradise. Our catch and release trophy waters were the site of the 2011 U.S. National Fly Fishing Championship. Tribal waters (PDF map) are now open for fishing year around. No license is required to fish in Reservation waters, however a tribal permit is required. More info

Purchase fishing permits online.

Cherokee’s Cultural Attractions

To experience the Cherokee Indians’ rich history, don’t miss these signature Native American attractions —
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual
Oconaluftee Indian Village
‘Unto These Hills’ Outdoor Drama

Indian Storytelling
At the Bonfire

Every Friday and Saturday evening throughout the summer, Cherokee storytellers relate tales of Indian lore around the bonfire. Kids roast marshmallows and you might be invited to join a Cherokee Friendship Dance. 7-9 pm at Island Park.

Shopping

With many shops offering genuine native American art and crafts, Cherokee offers a unique shopping experience. More info.

National Park
Visitor Center

Some of the Smokies’ most beautiful views and waterfalls are just a short drive from downtown Cherokee. You’ll find more information here.

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

More than just gaming, the resort is a 21-story luxury hotel, 15,000 square foot conference center, fine restaurants and headliner entertainment. More info.

Indian Storytelling
At the Bonfire

Every Friday and Saturday evening throughout the summer, Cherokee storytellers relate tales of Indian lore around the bonfire. Kids roast marshmallows and you might be invited to join a Cherokee Friendship Dance. 7-9 pm at Island Park.

Shopping

With many shops offering genuine native American art and crafts, Cherokee offers a unique shopping experience. More info.

National Park
Visitor Center

Some of the Smokies’ most beautiful views and waterfalls are just a short drive from downtown Cherokee. You’ll find more information here.

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

More than just gaming, the resort is a 21-story luxury hotel, 15,000 square foot conference center, fine restaurants and headliner entertainment. More info.

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