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Once you stay in Cherokee, part of you never leaves.

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Are you ready for adventure?

A culture, a people, and a place that’s actually a sovereign nation, Cherokee is located right in the heart of Western North Carolina. It’s also base camp for hiking in the Great Smokies, arts and crafts shopping, native elk herd viewing, hours of fishing fun, and home to a history that spans millennia. Ready? Let’s go.

Fire Mountain Trails
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Fire Mountain Trails

Oconaluftee Indian Village
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc.
Sequoyah National Golf Club
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
River Tubing

River Tubing

Oconaluftee Islands Park
Fire Mountain Disc Golf
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Fire Mountain Disc Golf

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So many chapters in a fascinating story

The culture of the Cherokee people is a rich, deep narrative that yearns to be explored. Delicately, carefully protected by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, Cherokee culture can be seen as a book filled with 11,000 years of artistic invention and intellectual achievement, survival and perseverance, featuring a peace-loving people who proudly dealt with the savagery of war and overcame. But that barely scratches the surface of what makes Cherokee culture a treasure for the curious traveler.

Featured Places in Cherokee

Upcoming Events


Books on the Boundary: The Berry Pickers


4th of July Pow Wow


4th of July Fireworks

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Places to Stay

No trip to Cherokee is complete without spending an evening here—or three. Once you’ve watched a show, attended an event, done some shopping, and maybe a bit of fishing or hiking, it’s time to lay your head down in a comfortable spot. Whether it’s a luxury hotel room at Harrah’s, or a rustic cabin, cottage, or RV park, there’s an option that fits your needs.

Discover Cherokee

      Spring In Cherokee

      Enjoy the beauty and wonders of nature, all in historic Cherokee, North Carolina. Whether you’re stepping out of the winter chill or looking to start your first adventure of the season, Cherokee has all the amazing springtime outdoor and indoor activities to keep you on your toes.

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      Fall in Cherokee
      Winter in Cherokee
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      Cherokee Awaits.