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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Highway 441 and Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-3481
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Learned so much

In depth presentation of the Cherokee nation and how far advanced their civilization was. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tom P
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Gorham, Maine
via mobile
Awesome Museum

It was very informative and eye opening! The museum is well kept and does not smell old or musty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ala C
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This site tells the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians through displays and modern computer images.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trail of tears” (96 reviews)
“cherokee indian” (84 reviews)
“gift shop” (94 reviews)
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Highway 441 and Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
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+1 828-497-3481
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In depth presentation of the Cherokee nation and how far advanced their civilization was. The treatment of them made me glad that my ancestors arrived after they were forced off their land

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very informative and eye opening! The museum is well kept and does not smell old or musty. The displays and exhibits are really nice. It is a must see! Even my children, 13 and 10, appreciated how the stories were told and were...More

Thank Ala C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice tour. It doesn't take too long to complete, and it is very informative. At the end of the tour there is a great gift shop with reasonable prices.

Thank Jennie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After living in NC for almost 40 years, I finally made the trip to Cherokee. My wife and I visited this museum on the way through Cherokee and we both found it to be highly educational. It is a shame with what truly happened to...More

Thank officerb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow - I learned a lot here and enjoyed the story telling. There are some great statues about Sequoyah out the front, & the museum has its own crafts and gift shop. It’s owned & operated by the Cherokee. The information starts from the period...More

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going into town to see museum and other things in Cherokee North Carolina this was a nice exhibit of the Cherokee Nations history and forced move from their homes in the area farther out west on the Trail of Tears

Thank Dee W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a MUST DO if you‘re somewhere close! You‘ll learn a lot about the ways of Cherokee, and their sad history.

Thank bricoville
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the stop when in the area. Truly abused people, who you here no complaints from. Unlike those who have no right to complain and do so constantly. $12 entry w discounts available, plus gift shop.

1  Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this museum to be great. It was honest and hard hitting, which, seems to be a bit much for people to digest. If you're someone who likes your history sugar coated, this isn't for you. I found the Trail of Tears portion to...More

Thank Pamela D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 hours in the museum but felt that we needed at least 3-4 hours. Had to cut the visit short as we had to move on to the next place on a tight schedule. There were 3-4 tribal artisan craftsmen manning the tables...More

Thank TheFlyingAce
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21 October 2017|
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Response from Boyz4Us | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. However, suggest double checking on website or calling in the event something changes.
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PeteandLynn13
1 August 2017|
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Response from eightbelles5308 | Reviewed this property |
No there aren't, but in the lobby there is a soda machine. There are places in the area to eat but I can't tell you exactly what as I didn't eat at any of them
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Betsy K
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Response from eightbelles5308 | Reviewed this property |
The Indian working village is 19.95 we went up to it saw the price and left it seemed a bit much for a family of 6. The museum if I remember was 15 or 16 per person but they did offer a package to both places though I do not... More
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