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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  • This museum is the greatest. It starts from the beginning of the Cherokee and goes to presant day you learn so much. You may take pictures. No videos. It is wheel chair friendly. They have a great gif...  more »
  • Large collection of what appears to be extensively researched relics and artifacts. Artwork, which includes paintings, are easily viewed. Very reasonably priced admission. Pleasant clean environment.  more »
  • Many gorgeous artifacts! Stories and legends and bits of history written on the walls and in the murals are not only gorgeous but interesting!! Hope to go again one day!!  more »
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  • It's a very nice place to come visit. Friendly employees. I would recommend this place if you like history or just want to know more about the EBCI.
  • It was a good experience for me. The museum is beautiful and has many and varied ways of telling the story of the native presence, especially Cherokee, in the area of what is now called North Carolina. I learned so lot and I feel so much more respect for this people.
  • I love museums This is the best, most informative museum I have been to in a long time. They have artifacts, clothing, a great gift shop, and very friendly, knowledgeable staff. If you are in the area, go. If you are not, get to the area and go.
  • Staff went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating to our Cub Scout group! The boys learned a lot and a great time. I would recommend this a must destination when in Cherokee. Try to visit the second Saturday of the month for special attractions.
  • The entire Cherokee Territory is a wonderful place to find peace & quiet, experience some of the Cherokee "good old days" some of which the Cherokee incorporate into their culture today. The Museum illustrates the Cherokee history. The Cherokee have always been and still are known for their love & practice of peaceful existence within their nation and the world.

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Where to stay in Cherokee

Cherokee has no shortage of hotels, motels, and inns. Accommodations range from basic and affordable to lavish and extremely expensive. A towering casino downtown offers many rooms, but rustic cabins and cottages are more characteristic of the area. These places offer mountain views as well as fully equipped kitchens and in-room fireplaces and hot tubs. If you wish to explore the Great Smoky Mountains on your own terms, consider one of the area's campgrounds. Most are full-service, featuring both trailer and tent sites as well as hot showers, electric hookups, and on-site grocery stores.
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