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Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee
(4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. Before you head to Cherokee, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cherokee trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Cherokee has to offer, including Museum of the Cherokee Indian.
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  • I am not terribly crazy about museums and get bored pretty quick. The Indian museum kept my attention and was very interesting. Money well spent. 
  • There's a real dearth of things to do in Cherokee, unless of course you actually enjoy shopping in cheap trinket shops. The Museum of the Cherokee Indian was interesting, but not great. 
  • We were so pleasantly surprised at the quality of this museum. The history was incredible and the displays brought you right back to the time they represented. I will be going again as there was so mu...  more »
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  • This museum is loaded with information in the history of the Cherokee. Only set back is that you have to do a ton if reading. They have a ton of displays as well. There is a nice gift shop. The employees are very friendly.
  • 8/7/16. I really enjoyed this museum. So much to read and look at. It's very well laid out. If you love history you should come to here. Prices aren't bad at all Adults $11 kids 6-12 $7 and children 5 and under is Free. My 9 yr son really enjoyed the museum which i was shocked. It is kid friendly. They do keep the AC so if you tend to get chilly easily bring a light sweater. It felt so nice to me. Lol. If you are disabled and use a Mobility Scooter you would be able to ride through the museum pretty easy i would say until the end where it does get alittle narrow but still can be done. You can easily get through the museum with a walker also. Only says this because I have family memebers that are disabled.
  • A very informative museum about the history of the Cherokee people. The exhibits were fascinating and beautifully put together.
  • North Carolina's history is rich with Native American culture, especially with that of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribe. The Great Smoky Mountains were home to the Cherokee for millennia. Thankfully, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian does a top-notch job of preserving their cultural and environmental influences. The museum includes exhibits of the clothes, tools and structures used by the tribe. Walking into the museum fills like you are stepping into the old world. This is definitely a place you should visit when you get the opportunity.
  • The museum is relatively comprehensive; it's good for adults, but you may need to rush through with small children. The exhibits are professionally done but there are a few minor clarity issues and some redundancy. I do however recommend visiting.