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Best things to do in Cherokee

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Casino
“From the casino, to shops, spas and more, Harrah's Cherokee Casino is an excellent spot to visit for local indoor entertainment.”
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Museum
“Tells the history of the Cherokee. Cultural events are scheduled from time to time. Visit the Museums website for more information.”
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Trail
“Various hiking trails, water falls, tubing, sightseeing, etc. Trails with wheelchair and stroller accessibilities.”
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Tourist Information Center
“If you want to see the Elk in the park this is your best bet. It is a beautiful drive over the mountains through the park towards Cherokee. The elk have been hanging out in this area for a few years. During the fall is a great time at the rut is on and you can see the bulls vying for the harem. If you are lucky you will hear one bugling. ”
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Museum
“-One of the nation’s foremost outdoor dramas. -Debuting in 1950, Unto These Hills has been performed for over six million visitors in its over 60 years of operation. From the first contact with Europeans to the infamous and tragic Trail of Tears, Unto These Hills tells the triumphant story of the Cherokee through the eons. -Bring tissue!”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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Movie Theatre
“Comfy recliner seats and Always clean and inexpensive. Check out Cherokee while you are here and let the kiddos ride the mechanical bull.”
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Bar
“We both used to work at Brio in the casino! Its a fabulous Italian restaurant, and when your done eating, just head downstairs.....if your feeling lucky!!”
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Point of Interest
“This is a great place to drive to a view for the sunset. There are many places you can stop and hike along the way.”
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Park
“pros: very close, easy access, less than 100 yards to the lookout cons:parking is very limited and very close to the highway. . very busy during tourist season and holidays. ”
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Natural Feature
“The Parkway was a major draw for us. It is part of a 400+ mile scenic highway that wraps south of Asheville. The 45 mph serpentine mountain road has countless scenic overlooks. Lots of hiking. ”
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Theme Park
“A neat place to take children for some Christmas themed fun and gentle rides and a very small coaster.”
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Restaurant
“Full menu for breakfast and a few lunch items. Pancakes, country ham, biscuits and gravy. All good. They close at 2 pm.”
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Park
“Learn the history and meet the people of the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Visit the Oconoluftee Indian Village and Unto These Hills for a great educational opportunity.”
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Historic Site
“Great place to go back in time and imagine what it was like to live in the Smoky Mtns before they were a Park.”
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Restaurant
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