Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee

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Immerse yourself in thousands of years of Cherokee history at Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Your self-guided tour begins in the Story Lodge, where computer animations retell ancient myths. The galleries that follow track the Cherokee from the Paleolithic period to modern day. You can explore digital exhibits and admire lifelike wax models. Artifacts, textiles, and art are displayed throughout the galleries. If you will be in the area for a few days, consider signing up for one of the many classes in Cherokee craftsmanship, language, or culture. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cherokee trip simple and quick.
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  • An excellent museum that gave a lot of history of the Cherokee, had demonstrations of their bead craft, and great gift shop 
    An excellent museum that gave a lot of history of the Cherokee, had demonstrations of their bead craft, and great gift shop  more »
  • Great museum with good bones. The theater I wish was operating! The audio tour was the only way my kids (6.8.11) learned something. I found the written stuff on the walls hard to read (small print... 
    Great museum with good bones. The theater I wish was operating! The audio tour was the only way my kids (6.8.11) learned something. I found the written stuff on the walls hard to read (small print...  more »
  • The museum’s exhibits seem tired. None of the audio/visual displaces including the introductory movie we’re working. Most of the exhibits required a great deal of reading. The museum has an... 
    The museum’s exhibits seem tired. None of the audio/visual displaces including the introductory movie we’re working. Most of the exhibits required a great deal of reading. The museum has an...  more »
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  • The museum flows so well. They do a great job of sending you back in time to learn about such an amazing culture. My wife is part Cherokee so learning about her heritage and history was always intriguing. Well done.
  • The museum needs a little love and maintenance, but if more people visit it can have it. It is very important for Cherokee people to tell their own story and they do in this museum. It is not a huge museum but gives an overview of the history of the Cherokee people. It covers culture, history and folklore. It honestly considers Cherokee politics of the 1830s. One topic it could cover better would be Cherokee involvement in slavery and the Cherokee Freedmen. I really appreciated learning more about the Cherokee in their own voice and I hope the museum gets the love it deserves and even expands and adds greater depth. The Cherokee, like all indigenous Americans, are entitled to it.
  • Since my wife is part Cherokee we had to visit. Very informative displays. Move at your own pace. So much to look at. My wife learned more about her ancestors. There is a very nice gift shop. Very friendly staff. Free parking.
  • Great museum but the theater was still down for technical problems, and some of the displays were empty. There were also a few mannequins placed oddly around the halls like they had been removed from an exhibit and just pushed in a corner. Gift shop looks like it needs restocked as well, though the keychains with your name and Cherokee were great. Overall very well done just needs a little TLC.
  • It was worth the $12 I spent for an adult ticket. There’s a decent amount of content in this museum, including some real people making crafts in the way the Cherokees did it. Chat with them and they’ll tell you all about what they’re doing.

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