Cherokee

Home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, this sovereign nation hosts an array of yearly festivals and events steeped in the art, culture and deep history of the tribe.  Visitors can also access the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Cherokee.  Head over to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort for fine dining options, lavish amenities and world-class live entertainment.

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26 miles from Waynesville

16 miles to Sylva


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Located in Cherokee, North Carolina, the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Gallery sells limited edition giclée prints of the works of internationally known Native American artists and Western artists, as well as beautiful traditional and contemporary baskets, pottery and other works created by Cherokee and other Native American crafters. Custom framing and rustic home furnishings are also available, and so are corporate and residential art collection design services.
1847 Tsali Blvd Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-6790 greatsmokiesart.com Get Directions
Located in the majestic mountains of Western North Carolina, Qualla Arts and Crafts is the oldest Native American Cooperative. Founded in 1946, Qualla Arts and Crafts continues to uphold a standard of excellence when it comes to the traditional arts and crafts of the Eastern Cherokee. Showcasing the works of over 250 members, Qualla Arts and Crafts preserves and promotes the traditional arts and crafts of the Eastern Band of Cherokee. While at Qualla visit the Permanent Collections Gallery which boosts some of the best examples of Cherokee Arts and Crafts since the cooperatives creation. Qualla Arts and Crafts, offers a vast selection of baskets, pottery, wood and stone carving, beadwork, and much more. Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mon - Sat., 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sun. Winter Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon - Sun., and Jan. - Mar. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon - Sat. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
645 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-3103 www.quallaartsandcrafts.com Get Directions
Convenient to Cherokee and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Non-smoking, Motorcycle Access, Fully Equipped Kitchens, Air Conditioning, Satellite TV, Cabins that are Pet Friendly and Cabins with No Pets Allowed, Gas and Wood Burning Fireplaces. Outdoor Hot Tubs, Fire Pits, Wireless Internet Access, Pool Tables, Foosball Tables, Indoor Jetted Bath Tubs
1181 Main Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-4630 www.gscrnc.com Get Directions
Adventure Trail is not just a campground. Adventure Trail is an experience that combines the fun of living and playing outdoors with the various activities that make a vacation memorable. From the moment you enter the campground, you know you've discovered "the best in family camping." You'll enjoy days of fresh air and never ending activity on 20 acres of natural beauty in Western North Carolina. You'll find all your favorite recreations at Adventure Trail; swimming, shuffleboard, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball or just relax and enjoy the conversation on our famous loafing porch. For the younger family members, Adventure Trail presents a myriad of fun filled choices. Whether it's a romp through our large playground, a swim in the pool or a morning at Back Yard Bible School, there's an adventure for every hour of a child's day. Nights at Adventure Trail? Before you settle down for a good night's sleep, you'll probably want to gather on our porch for the free nightly movie. Afterwards, get together around the outdoor fireplace on our porch, get to know fellow campers or relax and plan another day in the Smoky Mountains.
273 Adventure Trail Cherokee, NC 28789 (828) 497-3651 www.atcampground.com Get Directions
Camp store, laundry, showers, full hook-ups, cabins, swimming, children welcome. 200 sites.
317 Galamore Bridge Rd Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-9151 www.jellystone-cherokee.com Get Directions
Features slots, traditional table gmes, ten restaurants, shopping, entertainment, 1,100 guest rooms, spa, 3,000 seat event center with premier entertainment.
777 Casino Drive Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-7777 www.harrahscherokee.com Get Directions
Meet Me In The Smokies! The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce office and website is a complete resource for families planning a vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The site contains information about the Cherokee area including maps, attractions, shopping, restaurants and lodging.
------ Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 788-0034 www.CherokeeSmokies.com
Regular stocking of the streams is the responsibility of Cherokee Fish and Game Management that each year adds nearly 400,000 trout to an existing population of fish swimming in the crystal clear mountain waters. These supplemental stockings include rainbow, brook and brown trout of various sizes ranging up to trophy size. A $7.00 tribal permit for each person 12 years of age and over is required to fish in Cherokee streams and ponds. Children under twelve are allowed to fish with a permitted adult. Two, three, and five-day permits are available at a reduced rate and a season's permit costs $150.00. No other type of fishing license is required nor accepted on the reservation. Nearly two dozen businesses in Cherokee are authorized outlets for fishing permits.
PO Box 302 Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-5201 fishcherokee.com
Come experience 11,000 years of soul-stirring Cherokee history, culture, art, legend, traditions, and events.
498 Tsali Blvd Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 554-6490 www.cherokee-nc.com Get Directions
We eagerly await your arrival and the opportunity to share our culture with you. There are many things to do in Cherokee – attend the breathtaking outdoor Mountainside Theatre for a performance of “Unto These Hills” with the whole family, visit the Museum with its exhibit in partnership with the Smithsonian, Emissaries of Peace, buy a handmade piece of history at the arts and crafts cooperative Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc., experience a working Village with blowgun demonstrations, mask carvings and more – including the new “Hands-On Cherokee” experiential learning classes.
498 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-1056 www.cherokee-nc.com Get Directions
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian takes visitors all the way back to the beginnings of human existence here in these glorious, storied mountains of western North Carolina. The museum provides an educational and interactive experience where concise, chronological stories retrace the 11,000 year documented history of the Cherokees.
589 Tsali Blvd Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-3481 www.cherokeemuseum.org Get Directions
The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a re-created village of the 1700's. Visitors experience the everyday life of the Cherokee through artisans who perform tasks done by their forefathers. Witness war council meetings, war re-enactments, traditional dances and more.
564 Tsali Blvd Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-2111 www.cherokeeadventure.com Get Directions
BRIO Tuscan Grille at Harrah’s Cherokee invites you to gather with friends, family and co-workers and experience the flavors of Tuscany without a passport! Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Cherokee, our chef-inspired recipes are sure to tempt your palate. At this Italian restaurant, we believe that to eat well is to live well.Known for its authentic Northern Italian specialties, BRIO features a hard wood infused pizza oven and oven-roasted steaks, chops, fresh fish and made-to-order pastas. Tuscan small bites are offered, along with an extensive wine list with a large Italian contingent served by the glass.Lunch, brunch and dinner menus are available in a casual, yet elegant environment and an atmosphere reminiscent of an old world Taverna. Designed to seat approximately 400 people, the 12,000 sq. ft. Italian restaurant offers a patio-like environment, main dining room, chef’s table, large bar area and two private dining rooms.
777 Casino Drive Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-7777 www.harrahscherokee.com Get Directions
Offering seven stations - Italian, Mexican, Asian, Comfort Food, BBQ, Soup & Salad Bar and Desserts!
777 Casino Drive Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-7777 www.harrahs.com Get Directions
America's favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods is Dunkin’ Donuts. Located just off the Harrahs Cherokee Casino floor, in the food court
777 Casino Parkway Cherokee, NC 28719 Get Directions
Looking for a place to grab a quick bite and get back to the hot action of the casino floor? Johnny Rockets brings a great American taste to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort with breakfast sandwiches, classic burgers and fries and famous milkshakes! Located off the casino floor, in the food court.
777 Casino Parkway Cherokee, NC 28719 harrahscherokee.com Get Directions
Pizzeria UNO Express at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort offers hand-crafted thin crust pizzas and calzones and fresh pasta dishes! Come in for a hot bite of Italian favorites, located off the casino floor, in the food court
777 Casino Parkway Cherokee, NC 28719 harrahscherokee.com Get Directions
Sharing the joy of coffee in Cherokee, NC. Come on by and say hi! Fresh In-house Roasted Coffee beans, sell by the pound as well. Beautiful location, delicious and original drinks. Inside & Outdoor seating by the river. Water fountains next door.Hours: Monday - Thursday 7am - 5pm Friday 7am - 7pm Saturday 8am - 7pm Sunday 9am - 5pm
This classic steakhouse brings a restaurant experience characterized by the restaurant’s renowned quality steaks and signature menu items like USDA Prime steaks served in Ruth’s Chris’s signature style, broiled at 1800° and served sizzling on a 500° plate. Complementing the restaurant’s popular steak offerings are New Orleans inspired menu items and signature Ruth’s Chris seafood selections. Ruth Chris Steak House’s world-class wine list features over 225 selections, and this steakhouse’s vibrant list of premium wines by the glass will delight any wine enthusiast. Located just off the Rotunda at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Ruth’s Chris is your spot to enjoy the perfect night out.
777 Casino Drive Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-7777 www.harrahscherokee.com Get Directions
Selu Garden Cafe offering hearty breakfasts with daily lunch and dinner specials for your enjoyment.
777 Casino Dr Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-8462 www.harrahscherokee.com Get Directions
To say Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees is very true. That’s the essence of what we do. We’re not just passionate purveyors of coffee, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience. We also offer a selection of premium teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats to please the taste buds.
777 Casino Drive Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-7777 harrahscherokee.com Get Directions
River's Edge Outfitters Cherokee is located in the heart of the Smoky Mountain National Park on the Cherokee Qualla Boundary. With over 3000 miles of trout water within an hour's radius of our shop, this area boast's some of the best fly fishing on the East Coast. The Tuckasegee River, the Nantahala River, the Oconoluftee River, the Raven's Fork, and the Little Tennessee River are just a few of the river systems that we fly fish. Just a few miles from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the North Carolina side of the Smokies contains several world renown fisheries. Deep Creek, Hazel Creek, Forney Creek, Eagle Creek, Raven's Fork, and Straight Fork are just a few of the wild trout fisheries that lie on the eastern slope of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Looking for trophy trout on the fly? The Raven's Fork catch and release fly fishing only section is one of the best public trophy water fisheries in the southeast. With most trout averaging 18+ inches this fishery offers the fly fisherman the opportunity to catch trophy trout on one of the most scenic river systems in Western NC. Shop: Fishing Gear, clothing, guide trips, rods, reels, bait, flies, classes, permits, flyfishing!
61 Big Cove Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-9300 www.wncfishing.com Get Directions
Located 45 minutes west of Asheville, North Carolina and nestled among the oak, fir and flowered valleys in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains resides Sequoyah National Golf Club. Owned by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, this Robert Trent Jones II design offers golfers an idyllic 18 hole journey, filled with scenic vistas, beautiful landscapes and challenging golf.This par 72 championship course, measuring 6,600 yards features immaculately groomed bent grass greens with bluegrass fairways, offering spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while providing ultimate playing conditions year round including an expansive practice area including a driving range, putting greens, chipping area and Callaway Golf Club fitting by certified PGA Golf Professionals. The golf shop offers a full range of men’s and women’s golf apparel.Enjoy a relaxed lunch or afternoon beverage on the outdoor deck with 180 degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The surrounding community also provides golfers a welcoming environment that is rich with Native American culture, and exciting year round attractions.
79 Cahons Mtn Road Whittier, NC 28786 (828) 497-3000 www.sequoyahnational.com Get Directions
Authorized NPS Concessioner offering guided horseback riding within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
135 Smokemont Riding Stable Road (off US 441) Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-2373 www.smokemontridingstable.com Get Directions
Come and experience fine southern hospitality at Baymont Inn -Cherokee! Our friendly staff lays out a delicious Continental Breakfast every morning. Our rooms are clean and comfy and come with such amenities as a microwave and refrigerator, pillow-top mattresses, coffeemaker, iron/board, wireless high-speed Internet access and lots more. Located near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Acquoni Road, just a mile from downtown and minutes away from Harrah's Casino. Shuttle service is available to the casino.
1455 Acquoni Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-2102 www.baymontinns.com/hotel/17875 Get Directions
Full service hotel with indoor pool, continental breakfast, executive and deluxe suites for the business traveller or the whole family. Call for special winter rates, weekday corporate and business rates.
568 Paint Town Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-0400 marriot.com/avlck Get Directions
Down the street from Harrah's Casino and near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Frontier Lodge offers convenience to Cherokee shopping, the Ocunaluftee River, Unto These Hills and other attractions. Free wi-fi, free parking & outdoor pool.
44 Casino Drive Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-9293 Get Directions
Welcome to the Hampton Inn in beautiful Cherokee, North Carolina. Our Inn is located on the Cherokee Indian reservation in the heart of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Our Inn is just 33 miles from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and 45 miles from Asheville, North Carolina. As you can see, our location makes a great jumping off point for your day trips to these and many more local attractions. Our Hampton Inn has 67 of the most comfortable rooms in Western Carolina. We are so sure that you will find these rooms to your satisfaction that we 100% guarantee them. Each of our spacious rooms contains a coffee maker, iron and ironing board as well as a hair dryer and of course, color 25" cable television. Our phones are equipped with Dataports for internet access. The Hampton Inn is very proud of its hard earned reputation for service and value. During any of the four seasons you will find our grounds and mountain scenery a treat for your eyes.
185 Tsalagi Road Hwy 19 Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-3115 www.cherokee.hamptoninn.com Get Directions
In the heart of Cherokee! At Rolling Hills Lodge, you have a choice of rooms with a king-size bed, a queen-size bed, or two queen-size beds. Four luxurious 1000 sq.ft. suites feature 14-foot ceilings! Front desk opened and staffed 24/7. Daily housekeeping included in the room rate. Private bathroom for each unit. No minimum stay. All rooms have cable TV with movies, free wireless internet, in-room coffee, a refrigerator and telephone. We take pride in our exceptionally clean and well-maintained rooms.
739 Tsali BoulevardUS 441 North Cherokee, NC 28719 (800) 255-8371 rollinghillslodge.com Get Directions
Located in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina, Smoky Mountain Inn and Suites puts you in the heart of one of the nation’s most beautiful areas. Known for its natural splendor, activity-filled outdoor lifestyle and serenity, this magnificent setting offers a variety of activities or the perfect backdrop to do nothing at all. Smoky Mountain Inn's rooms includes a complimentary breakfast and an indoor pool.
344 Seven Clans Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-4858 www.thesmokymountaininn.com Get Directions
Welcome to Stonebrook Lodge, Cherokee North Carolina's newest hotel! Located across the street from Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Event Center, Stonebrook Lodge is your home base for adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains. From the moment you arrive, a warm welcome awaits you in our rustic lobby with stone accents, fireplace, and cozy seating areas. Enjoy free wi-fi, continental breakfast and luxury appointments in our queen and king rooms. Newly opened as of 12/31/14, be one of the first to experience Cherokee North Carolina's newest lodging option close to all the action and adventure.
436 Painttown Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-2222 www.stonebrooklodge.com Get Directions
Since 1999 Smoky Mountain Tubing has been the highlight of family vacations offered here in Cherokee! We promise to provide fun, safe, and scenic adventure unlike any other! Come relax and cool off on a hot summer day on the gently flowing Oconaluftee River while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Smoky Mountains. While tubing take a moment to enjoy the swimming holes and a trip off the rope swing.
1847 Tsali Blvd Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-4545 cherokeetubeandraft.com Get Directions
North Carolina's only casino! 102,000sq ft of gaming space. 3,000 seat Entertainment Center. 1,100 room hotel. Find your favorite Las Vegas games, including video blackjack with real dealers and real chips. Also 20,000 sq. ft of conference/meeting space.
777 Casino Drive Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-7777 www.harrahscherokee.com Get Directions
Western NC. Shop: Fishing Gear, clothing, guide trips, rods, reels, bait, flies, classes, permits, flyfishing!River's Edge Outfitters Cherokee is located in the heart of the Smoky Mountain National Park on the Cherokee Qualla Boundary. With over 3000 miles of trout water within an hour's radius of our shop, this area boast's some of the best fly fishing on the East Coast. The Tuckasegee River, the Nantahala River, the Oconoluftee River, the Raven's Fork, and the Little Tennessee River are just a few of the river systems that we fly fish. Just a few miles from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the North Carolina side of the Smokies contains several world renown fisheries. Deep Creek, Hazel Creek, Forney Creek, Eagle Creek, Raven's Fork, and Straight Fork are just a few of the wild trout fisheries that lie on the eastern slope of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Looking for trophy trout on the fly? The Raven's Fork catch and release fly fishing only section is one of the best public trophy water fisheries in the southeast. With most trout averaging 18+ inches this fishery offers the fly fisherman the opportunity to catch trophy trout on one of the most scenic river systems in
61 Big Cove Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-9300 www.wncfishing.com Get Directions
A gallery & jewelry shop featuring the work of master silversmith General B. Grant and other well-known Native Artists from several tribes. Located on the Qualla Boundary, Traditional Hands offers a genuine experience of beauty and authenticity for collectors new and old.
1045 Tsalgi RoadUS19/US441 (Bus) Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 554-5884 traditionalhands.com
North Carolina's only casino! 102,000sq ft of gaming space. 3,000 seat Entertainment Center. 1,100 room hotel. Find your favorite Las Vegas games, including video blackjack with real dealers and real chips. Also 20,000 sq. ft of conference/meeting space and Spa.
777 Casino Drive Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-7777 www.harrahscherokee.com Get Directions
This powerful outdoor drama, re-enacts Cherokee history from the first contact with Europeans through the tragic "Trail of Tears". The story, told from a Cherokee perspective by descendents of those who avoided removal is presented nightly except Sundays from June through mid August.
564 Tsali Blvd Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-2111 www.cherokeeadventure.com Get Directions