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Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual

645 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719
828-497-3103
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Ranked #2 of 5 shopping in Cherokee
Type: Specialty Shops, Art Galleries
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: Qualla Arts and Crafts is the Oldest Native American Cooperative in the United States.  Founded in 1946, Qualla Arts and Crafts has about 300 member... more »
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous baskets, carvings, jewelry.....but very expensive. If you don't mind paying for the authentic crafts then this is the place.

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Augusta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Pairing a visit to the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual with a visit to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian provides a more complete understanding of Cherokee history and heritage. The center features the work of local artists and craftspersons, as well as a small selection of jewelry and small crafts from other native peoples. Exhibits convey the story of... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Glad we stopped into see the authentic arts and crafts. Every thing was very expensive. We would have liked to purchase an authentic item. However,we decided to pass.

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Pamplico, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Authentic native american crafts! I saw some things that I wanted, but most were too expensive for me at the time, but that's because of the authenticity. There were some cheaper items, but I didn't want them. All in all, a nice place to look at arts and crafts!

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Wichita, Kansas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Too bad excellent is the highest rating that can be assigned for a Trip Advisor attraction/shopping because this arts cooperative is the most exceptional one we’ve ever visited. The artwork here is breathtaking. You can spend a few dollars for quality trinkets or thousands of dollars for stunning pieces of art. The staff was friendly and helpful but never hovered.... More

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Hartford, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Most of the things I loved were pricey but they were genuine and handmade so I don't blame them. I just wish I could afford those earrings I wanted :-( so sad but very nice to at least walk through.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Absolutely breath taking Art & Creative Expression. Prices vary from affordable to the masses to not so much....lol but, It's ALL good! NO Imports from China

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Charleston, South Carolina
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Cherokee NC can be pretty depressing if all you visit are the roadside tourist shops selling mostly the same imported products with only the slightest connection to the place and it's history. We had nerver heard of the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual and we amazed and delighted to be able to see fine works by skilled local crafts people.... More

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Conway, sc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

so many talented local artists have stuffed this building to the brim with their items that I couldn't choose what i wanted buy. if you are looking for local craft, this is the place to go.

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Ellicott City, MD
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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We very much enjoyed going through the large display of beautiful arts and crafts hand made by the Cherokee Indians. We were absolutely in awe of everything that was presented here, and of the time and skill it took to create these works of art. There is a huge display, in particular of baskets, all of which were so time... More

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