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Cherokee Indian Reservation

398 US Highway 441, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Cherokee NC

I was very disappointed. I remember going to the reservation as a child in the 80’s . It’s nothing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rebecca M
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Beattyville, Kentucky
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A must see!

We stayed in pigeon forge and waitress told us about this place and that it was "cool" also that is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lovely W
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Located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway, this is home to more than 12,500 members of the Cherokee Indian nation.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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398 US Highway 441, Cherokee, NC 28719
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+1 828-497-2111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was very disappointed. I remember going to the reservation as a child in the 80’s . It’s nothing like that today . It’s run down . We seen a few shops but they all had the same stuff . Instead of Indian music they...More

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed in pigeon forge and waitress told us about this place and that it was "cool" also that is a casino. Once she said it was a real into a reservation. I was sold!! We went to the reservation first. We got there around...More

Thank Lovely W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for family, kids, teens, even the little ones. We had the best time mining for gems too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made the drive from Gatlinburg which was amazing with the absolute best scenic views in GSMNP. As soon as you enter Cherokee the disappointment sets in. The town is completely run-down and filled with nothing but cheap souvenir shops that sell "authentic Indian made" gifts...More

10  Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique nature people and atmoshpere! Something like from the movies. Would love to visit it again. That part of America that will surprise you.

1  Thank Nadya N
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

It has developed and become more touristy than the last time I was here about 12 years ago. It is a pretty surrounding town, but it wasn’t really a reservation. More of a Downtown with shops.

3  Thank Jake D
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We visited this reservation by chance and what a great experience it was. It completely changed my understanding of how these Indians - they call themselves that had a much different life to the Plains Indians that most of us understand or recognise from from...More

8  Thank Dave F
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Theres both stuff for the adults and the kids. We go at least twice a year.

1  Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

It’s Federal land that the Cherokee jointly manage with government. That being said it’s worth a visit. There are shops - Qalla arts & crafts. Well made quality items by Cherokees so you can expect to pay more. I went to the Museum - highly...More

4  Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful visit there. We will definitely visit again! Very interesting! & loved meeting Jerry.

4  Thank Allison B
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.47 km away
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.41 km away
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.85 km away
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Response from Ashley M | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen horseback riding as an option while I was there.
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William G
3 March 2018|
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Response from Tim S | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of real Indians here. Most will sell you some special peace pipe-weed to take your journey to enlighten yourself on.
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