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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Address: Highway 441 and Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 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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Very interesting history of the Native Americans

We went while on a weekend trip to Asheville. My husband is Native American and this museum really exceeded our expectations. Upon entering a man named Sonny Ledford talked with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went while on a weekend trip to Asheville. My husband is Native American and this museum really exceeded our expectations. Upon entering a man named Sonny Ledford talked with us for about an hour about the museum and the history of the Cherokee Indians. He was very informative. We are so glad that we went. The gift shop was... More 

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Thank LovetotravelRN
raleigh nc
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum has a great history of the Cherokee Indians. When visiting the Museum, you can step back in time, to see how they lived. It is very peaceful and educational.

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Thank ksasha
Pearland, Texas
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited, recently, with the family. It was interesting, but we thought the price was high. The experience was positive and we did walk away learning more about the Cherokee people.

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Thank RavenE2012
County Waterford, Ireland
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, NC alone on a quiet afternoon in July. I wanted to take my time and learn as much as I could about the Cherokee Nation. The Museum is located in the busy tourist area in downtown Cherokee but it has little in common with the souvenirs and neon. It is... More 

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Georgia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wonderful Cherokee museum is a breathtaking picture of the beautiful Cherokee Indians. The art and lovely exhibits really take you back and give you a magnificent look into their lives. The trial of tears is a moving, emotional glimpse of the tragic period in our history. I look forward to take my grandchildren here this summer to help them... More 

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Thank cmcobb
Fort Pierce, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum traces native society from pre Columbian period and the indian wars, division of the Eastern Tribe and Western Tribe through their effort to establish relations between the divided groups. The exhibits are updated from my first visit 20 years ago. Were a few kids with us and they enjoyed it as well.

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Augusta Ga
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good way to get the history of the Cherokee in a short amount of time. Some of the items displayed were nice and looked authentic but a lot of pieces in the exhibits were plastic and looked it. Acoustics aren't very good. It was hard to hear the story on many of the exhibits because of the noise coming from... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this museum and felt like I took away with me some knowledge of the Cherokee history but felt somewhat short handed on leaving. In a nutshell there seemed to be a lacking of information on the culture-how the Cherokee lived in their daily lives, rituals, food and hunting. There were some artifacts, tools shown but often not... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop in during our recent visit due to the weather and glad we did. Museum was very educational and entertaining. A lot of reading is required but also had visual effects for smaller children. Was not crowded at all.

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Thank Cathy L
Prescott, Arizona
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable price, very educational, interesting artifacts, and a gem in the smokies. We were off on an adventure and this was a great addition to our day.

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