Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee

4.6
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 well organized and informative with interesting details for adults and teens and lots of artifacts and models for upper elementary ages. It helped that my my 10 year old was studying.....  more »
  • Awesome display of Military Soldiers. Enjoyed the museum and it was in close proximity to other sites and our hotel.  more »
  • Great place with an education the children need. It gives you an understanding of how Native life and culture is different from most. You will enjoy this and it is very educational.  more »
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  • We were offered a discount for our traveling group when we arrived, by a very friendly young lady. She offered us a discount and membership to the Museum which also includes a 20% discount in the gift shop. We enjoyed our self guided tour. I really loved the gift shop. I have been in most gift shops in the area, but the Museums’ gift shop has some unique items I’ve not seen anywhere else. Every staff member we encountered was so helpful. This visit was a real treat and I would definitely recommend.
  • I liked this museum, it's larger than that i expected and the exhibition is nicely displayed. You get a complete story on how history treated the Cherokee, with beautiful stories how the land was formed. This is a great place to take the children. At the end there is a souvenir with reasonable prices. Overall Ill would recommend this museum
  • Absolutely wonderful experience !! Very informative and educational and thoroughly enjoyed learning things that I didn't know about my ancestry. Will definitely be making a trip back. Staff were wonderful and the gift shop was great and modestly priced. Really enjoyed the whole town !!
  • Wonderful museum for all ages.nice gift shop. Takes about an hour and a half or longer to see everything. It is self guided so you go at your own pace and are not rushed. Offers a military discount on museum admission but not gift shop purchases. Definitely recommend a visit.
  • Great place to visit. But take your time and educate yourself. Very nice artifacts. Being white I did leave with my head hung a little low.

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