About the Cherokee Area

Standing at the eastern entrance to the Great Smoky National Park and the southern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway - Cherokee exists as a crossroads of regional and Native American history.

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is an excellent stop for learning more about tribal history and culture. Oconaluftee Indian Village is a full-scale reproduction of a Cherokee village in the late 18th century - with performers, interpretive exhibits and interactive displays, including special programs for children.

Beyond these popular attractions, many events and festivals also take place in Cherokee from the award-winning Festival of Native Peoples and Memorial Day and July 4th Powwows to fishing tournaments, sports events, and carnivals.

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