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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Address: Highway 441 and Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
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+1 828-497-3481
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This site tells the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians through...

This site tells the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians through displays and modern computer images.

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Great Museum

From start to finish it is a wonderful museum. There is so much to learn and see here. If you're in Cherokee it should be a must to visit this museum.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From start to finish it is a wonderful museum. There is so much to learn and see here. If you're in Cherokee it should be a must to visit this museum.

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the interesting facts photos and mementos of the Native Americans. Some very sad stories. I have always wanted to learn more about them. Read Bury my Heart at wounded knee a long time ago and it has never left me.

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Nottingham, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum was an incredible place to visit. We met other Native America's here who were looking into their ancestry as well. The displays are extensive so plan to spend some time here. We also had the good fortune to meet Most Beloved man Jerry Wolfe, who is the real deal and descended from the Trail of tears. Kate and... More 

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Thank Dan S
Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum presents a very enlightening history of the Cherokee Indians. Nice displays of tools, weapons and crafts. The entry fee is very reasonable and the experience was well worth the time spent.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this museum. It was very informational. Some of the exhibits could use an update, but understanding how little funding many places like these receive, I think thought it was great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tickets cost $20 per person. Big store, where you can buy a lot of souvenirs. But city around sleep in winter

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spending a day in Cherokee, this was our first stop. It is a high quality museum dedicated to the history of the Cherokee people. It can take as little as a half hour (if you simply skim over the exhibits) to probably a few hours, depending on your level of interest. I was with my 11 year old son and... More 

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Palmyra, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stopped here for a talk by Bo Taylor. It was very good and we all enjoyed it. The museum takes about 45 min to 1 hour to tour. There is also a nice place to buy locally made products and souveniers.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The museum was nice for the family. Was nice to learn about the cherokee indians and others. When you first go in they show a movie in this room that explains the belief of the cherokee indians about how the world was made. The room was cool with nice special effects and lighting.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Our family visited the museum and we really enjoyed it. There is a short movie to watch with some biographical history of the Cherokee Indian. Then you walk through the exhibits at your own pace. There is a lot to see. It's definitely not one to rush through. The exhibits are very impressive. My sons feel like they came out... More 

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