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The Waterfalls of Cherokee, NC

There is nothing more magical than the sights and sounds of waterfalls, and Cherokee is home to not one, but TWO of the most beautiful waterfalls in North Carolina. If you've never paid a visit to Soco Falls or Mingo Falls, you'll want to include these nature stops on your Cherokee itinerary.

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2016 Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby (It’s FREE)

This August 5th and 6th, bring your children to Cherokee, NC for the 15th Annual Talking Trees Trout Derby! This is free fishing event for children ages 3 to 11. Introduce your kids to the sport of fishing, while enjoying a day on the beautiful Oconaluftee River. Here are all the details you need to know about this fun and FREE event for kids.

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10 Must-See Cherokee Powwow Photos

Enjoy these 10 must-see Cherokee powwow photos taken at the recent 4th of July annual Cherokee Powwow event. The annual Cherokee powwow is the biggest powwow on the east coast, awarding winning competitors over $60,000 in prize money. The Cherokee powwow, says organizer Daniel Tramper, is "a celebration of life." 

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Notes From The Cherokee Days Festival

Many members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, including artists, dancers, and pageant royalty (including Kristina Hyatt, who is currently crowned as Miss Native American USA) traveled to Washington D.C. from Western North Carolina to participate in the Cherokee Days Festival in Washington D.C. and celebrate Cherokee heritage, culture, language, and traditions along with members of the Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. 

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41st Annual Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation Powwow

The Cherokee powwow, July 1st - July 3rd, is the biggest powwow on the east coast, awarding winning competitors over $60,000 in prize money. If you've never been to a powwow before,  it's a unique chance to experience authentic Indian culture in a fun family-friendly event. "It's the good spirit you have in the powwow that brings everyone together," says organizer Daniel Tramper. "It's a good celebration of life." An amazing fireworks show, called the best in Western North Carolina, happens on the second day of this three day event, on Saturday, July 2nd, at sunset. 

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