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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Address: Highway 441 and Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: +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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Beautiful Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Katy, Texas
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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Floyd, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! That's what I found myself saying numerous times during my tour of this museum. The building is lovely and houses such an incredible collection of Cherokee artifacts and lots of other things of historic note. The self guided tour took us about an hour and a half but we took time to really learn as much as we could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum is so much fun and informative. It's well worth the time and money especially during a cold, rainy day in the mountains. The gift shop attached to the museum is in our opinion one of the very best in Cherokee.

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Long Beach, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Learned a lot, the kids really enjoyed it Give yourself a few hours to go through if you want to read all the exhibits

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Thank maryheidingsfelder
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Cherokee for his birthday and since I'm of Cherokee decent we decided to check out the museum. We just so happened to arrive at the same time as one of the tours, so we tagged along and learned so much! The guide was great, funny and answered any questions thoroughly and without hesitation. There... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was an excellent stop and a must see Small enough where it doesn't bore you but very creatively down and well thought out that it had us totally engaged in the story . They have integrated traditional museum displays on the walls, along with a few 'statues'...but they also use video technology in unexpected ways. I'll not spoil... More 

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Thank Jeff S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum that covers the history of the Cherokee Indians and their ancestors in the southern Appalachians. The displays are visually appealing and arranged in chronological sequence from the first prehistoric Native Americans to the modern Cherokee Nation. I thought the section on the Trail of Tears was particularly interesting, and at the time of my visit... More 

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North Augusta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Cherokee, the Museum is the first place to stop to help explain everything else that you will experience during your stay. Staff is friendly and informative.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth the cost because you can learn a lot about the history of the Cherokee Nation. The Trail of Tears shows the US as a poor nation who was more interested in the dollar than the life of these people.

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knoxville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum covers much of the Cherokee heritage over hundreds of years. Encompassing beliefs, intellect, and way of life. The museum has many artifacts on display. To give proper attention, you should allow at minimum, an hour. It is a self/walk through museum. The cost for an adult is $11.00 and well worth the cost.

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