Nestled in the dense green landscape of the Smoky Mountains you will find Cherokee, NC. Rich in Native American history and postcard-like scenery, this charming community is a great place to stay for a long weekend during your North Carolina vacation. Browse this list of Cherokee, NC hotels today.
Once settled into a cozy room by Choice Hotels, plan to visit these attractions:
If you are entering Cherokee from the north, make a stop at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Grab a map of the area to plan your visit, and then walk through the center's museum to learn about the local Native American tribes and European settlers who established the area.
Next door to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center is the historical Mountain Farm Museum. Keep your camera handy to document the lingering elk, log farm house and rustic outbuildings. If children are traveling with you, enroll them in the Junior Ranger program for kid-friendly, hands-on fun.
Explore the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Paintings, crafts, clothing, tools and artifacts from the local Cherokee tribes are on display for all to admire. The little ones will enjoy the videos and talking displays.
Start day two of your trip with a visit to the Smokemont Riding Stables, which are tucked within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors of all ages can take in views of waterfalls and traverse rivers from horseback during the one- to four-hour long rides.
Cool off at the Oconaluftee Islands Park. The shallow, rocky river beds are a perfect place to soak your feet and let children splash. Do not forget to pack a fishing pole to try your hand at landing a trout.
Wrap up your visit to Cherokee by immersing yourself in the local Cherokee cultures at the Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery. You can go at your own pace on the self-guided tour. Educational murals and lifelike mannequins enlighten visitors about the historical "Trail of Tears."
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