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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Highway 441 and Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-3481
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itr was awesome learning about the native indians who fought in battle along side the american... read more

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Kelly D
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This museum is a must for any visitor wanting to learn more about the Cherokee Indians. First class... read more

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Wendy B
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This site tells the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians through displays and modern computer images.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Highway 441 and Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
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+1 828-497-3481
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Reviewed yesterday

itr was awesome learning about the native indians who fought in battle along side the american soldiers. We enjoyed the history the town and some small talk with the elder of the cherokee

Thank Kelly D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is a must for any visitor wanting to learn more about the Cherokee Indians. First class exhibits tell a sometimes heartbreaking story in an easy to understand, informative manner.

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a limited amount of time in Cherokee and chose to see the museum. My favorite part was sitting in the lobby listening to Sonny Ledford, Cherokee, tell stories about his life, his family and the history of his people. We stayed and listened...More

Thank K S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Barb and I loved the experience! Diorama's and actual items from a sad period in the lives of these indigenous peoples was portrayed in a very professional way.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In summer it has air conditioning. Good information and the gift shop offers many things to take home

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Sapphire Valley coming to Cherokee was a must see. This was our first stop in Cherokee. Easy to find. No matter your age you can always learn something about another culture and especially if you didn't get much of it in your school years....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well it was very educational I did enjoy it The only thing I wished they had a knowable person on hand that could tell more detail I have been there twice and I intend to go back

1  Thank Lucinda H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Europe we wanted to incorporate some museum of Indian history and culture in our trip. This museum gave us what we wanted, insight into the Indian history. It has interesting displays and is well done even for children. The staff in the shop...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Asheville for a week's vacation and took a side trip to this museum. It was well worth the ride, which was about an hour and a half from Asheville. This was one of the most creative visual presentations we have ever seen,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a visitor to this country my experience with American Indians is limited so I took a deep interest in this museum. I found it to be well laid out and full of history. It is certainly not a place to be missed though I...More

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October 21, 2017|
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Response from Jacalyn T | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open on Sundays. From Memorial day to Labor day the house are 9amto 7pm Monday through Saturday. Sunday and all other times of the year the hours are 9amto 5pm
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PeteandLynn13
August 1, 2017|
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Response from eightbelles5308 | Reviewed this property |
No there aren't, but in the lobby there is a soda machine. There are places in the area to eat but I can't tell you exactly what as I didn't eat at any of them
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Betsy K
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Robert G | Reviewed this property |
From their web site it is $20 general admission and $23 reserved seating. They are unclear about the VIP tickets but we bought them, and I believe they were $35 apiece. The VIP includes reserved seating, a special packet... More
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