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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Address: Highway 441 and Drama Road, P.O. Box 1599, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 828-497-3481
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Description: 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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Excellent history of the Cherokee Indians. You walk through a labrynth of time. It is VERY cold inside, so wear a jacket or cover-up. Narrow halls and it can be very crowded, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

This was a nice thing to do on a rainy day. The museum is clean, attractive, and well-done, but it is small and contains nothing too outstanding. One of the most interesting exhibits turned out to be a hoax. The gift shop was one of the nicer places to shop for souvenirs in Cherokee; you don't have to pay to... More 

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Excellent history of the Cherokee Indians. You walk through a labrynth of time. It is VERY cold inside, so wear a jacket or cover-up. Narrow halls and it can be very crowded, but well worth it. AAA and AARP discounts.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The $11 to get in is worth it in my opinion. Anyone who is a history buff, like myself can stay in this place for almost 3 hours. They have information wall to wall, a video presentation, and you can also learn a little about the Cherokee language. Also on Fridays from 1pm to 2pm, they have a Elder that... More 

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Parma, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Learn about the Great Cherokee Nation and the Indians who first settled the area. Professionally presented that even young ones can understand and learn from. Find some real quality merchandise made locally in there large gift store. Purchase something for a great memory of your visit, take pictures too. Support the tribe!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum. We learned lots of things. The Museum is interactive and very user friendly. It is really cool and I would like to go back there.

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Augusta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I discovered so much knowledge of the Indian civilization from the past to the present. This is a must place to visit for all ages.

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The afternoon spent in the museum was one of the highlights of my visit to Asheville. It houses an enormous amount of information on the Cherokee Indians and history. Apart from documentation of the battles and conflicts, a great deal is written and shown about the different tribes and their way of life. Especially of note is the role of... More 

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Hopatcong
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I did not know much about the tragic history of the Cherokee. This museum explains about the forced relocation (Trail of Tears) of the Cherokee in the 1830s when President Andrew Jackson forcibly removed the Cherokees to Oklahoma. At the museum, you will learn how the Eastern Band managed to survive--some by hiding out and others by returning. The exhibits... More 

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Murphy,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum with a large number of resources for checking on lineage and rolls. Purchased some great reading material on this wonderful people. I'm fortunate enough to know a good number of Cherokee and they are the most patriotic veterans I've ever come across.

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West Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went through the museum while waiting for a friend not really knowing what to expect. It was informational and done very well. My kids that it was awesome to see a real Medal of Honor and to read about the man that was awarded such an honor.

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Additional Information about Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Address: Highway 441 and Drama Road, P.O. Box 1599, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 828-497-3481
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cherokee
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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