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Discover Kituwah Mound, Cherokee Mother Town, at Two Upcoming Run/Walk Events

Seven miles outside of downtown Cherokee is Kituwah, the original Cherokee settlement, also known as the “Cherokee Mother Town.” Kituwah is considered by all three of the federally recognized Cherokee tribes as the place of origin for the Cherokee people. Archeologists date the site back to nearly 10,000 years ago. Kituwah Mound was the center of the village, according to Cherokee legend. Originally, the mound was 15 to 20 feet tall, and one of the places of the “eternal flame.” Experience it for yourself at two upcoming run/walk events: the Mother's Day 5K and the Turkey Trot.

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Experience 18th-Century Cherokee: The Oconaluftee Indian Village Opens for the Season on April 18

A special cultural attraction in Cherokee, NC, makes such time traveling possible! At the Oconaluftee Indian Village, guests can explore an historical Cherokee village, watch award-winning artists in action, and learn about traditional dance through living exhibit demonstrations.

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10 Spring Creatures You Can See in Cherokee, NC

Keep your eyes open for these 10 wild creatures that you may be lucky enough to see in Cherokee this spring. Keep your eyes, and ears, open! For some of these critters, you’ll want to keep a safe distance, casting your admiration from afar.

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Help Your Garden Grow: Visit the Spring Garden Fair

To mark the beginning of the growing season, the second annual Spring Garden Fair will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 7–8. Free and open to the public, this event will offer vendors, demonstrations, classes, educational materials, door prizes, and much more.

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Book Your Stay Today for the Cherokee Cultural Eclipse Celebration in August

Considered to be the “Great American Eclipse,” the Solar Eclipse of 2017 will take place on August 21, and Cherokee, NC, is a prime viewing location. A series of special events called the Cherokee Cultural Eclipse Celebration will take place August 20–21 at the Cherokee Fairgrounds and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

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