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Address: 498 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: +1 800 438 1601
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The visitor center has everything you would expect from a visitor center and one surprise. They have an electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the parking lot on the left side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2014
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The visitor center has everything you would expect from a visitor center and one surprise. They have an electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the parking lot on the left side of the building. I was amazed to see this. Great job for placing a charging station here.

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Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A lot less crowded than the other visitor centers in the Smoky Mountains. The staff was so friendly and the forest ranger pointed out multiple things that we weren't aware of. We enjoyed the proximity to the river and the cabin displays that were at the visitor center. There were elk that just walked out of the woods and were... More 

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Sanibel, FL
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142 reviews 142 reviews
17 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Great little stop with some cool exhibits about life long ago. They have many people on staff to discuss the area and make suggestions. They have a kids program (possibly summertime only) with some cool activities multiple events per day (looking for salamanders was a muddy fun time).

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This visitor's center was very comprehensive, not just for Cherokee and the immediate area, but for most of western NC. The view of the river, adjacent to the building, was magnificent. The restrooms were clean and the space bright and completely solar powered!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

This small center has shed loads of tourist information. The staff are very knowledgable and helpful. There is free coffee and popcorn, and this can be enjoyed whilst sitting in rocking chairs on the verandah, overlooking the Occanaluftee river, where we were able to observe humming birds at the feeders.

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Linesville, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stopped here the first day in Cherokee. We received helpful information to help us enjoy our stay. We were also able to purchase tickets to the museum, theater, and village in one stop. The workers were very friendly and helpful. They answered all our questions and even gave extra suggestions that our sons would like to do while we... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

This will give any info for places to see and things to do,plus the restrooms were clean.The grounds are interesting.

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Sylacauga, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Great info and friendly staff. This is definately the place to start when you are visiting Cherokee.

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Cherokee, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

If you are planning a visit or are passing through contact them for any information on Cherokee; the people or the town! They have just about any answer to your question & if not they'll find out!

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West Mids
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Wanted a copy of the BlueRidge Parkway Guide, its a must for anyone travelling the Great Smokies and BlueRidge Parkway. Lots of information available , very friendly staff, offering free coffee too. A good place to visit to get the local info

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