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- Short walk to Eden-like setting with tall waterfall. Very picturesque setting. Photo-worthy for sure.Written November 26, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- An excellent museum that gave a lot of history of the Cherokee, had demonstrations of their bead craft, and great gift shopWritten November 17, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Went to watch Dracula in October and even the rain couldn't deter what an amazing experience it was. The venue is tucked into the forest and is unlike any stage I've ever seen. The acting and production value of the show was top notch. It's been a week and I still can't stop thinking about it. I can't wait to come back for other shows here.Written November 1, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The casino is very clean, staff was very courteous, and there is a bowling alley and arcade for the children. As like other casino's they aren't there for us to make money so I'm never disappointed when I don't. I go with the intent that it's entertainment so if I do come out ahead it's a win/win for me. We didn't have much time there, but I'd definitely go back!Written October 15, 2022
- My wife & I were passing through Cherokee & decided to stop & spend some down time relaxing in the park. Amenities include picnic tables (some with grills), shaded areas, paved walking trail that winds through the park, fishing, swimming or wading (seasonal), swings to relax by the river & a pavilion with picnic tables & of course you can feed the ducks. Located in the heart of Cherokee. Small parking areas located on either side of the river. Loved the Halloween decorations.Written November 3, 2022
- My wife & I recently visited the museum. It is located just inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on US 441 in a beautiful meadow adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Here you have the opportunity to step back in time and learn how families lived in the mountains 100 years ago. The museum includes a farmstead consisting of multiple structures preserved from the previous century including a log farmhouse, blacksmith shop, apple house, spring house, and a barn. It was a beautiful day & we enjoyed our time here. Open daily. Park Rangers on site. Restrooms on site. Pet friendly. FYI… Ample parking however parking is sometimes challenging during the busy fall season (leaves were beautiful). When we visited the parking was completely full with cars also parked on the sides of the entrance road.Written November 4, 2022
- I always visit the Cherokee Museum every time I'm in the area. Good place to learn about the history of the area.Written September 7, 2021
- Santa land is a fun place to take your little ones for a day out. It's nowhere near as nice as a park like dollywood or kings dominion, but for us, it was a stress free nice day for our family of 3. My 5 year old daughter really loved all the play ground areas, rides and santa visit. The magic show was great! The man who did the show was filling in for another gentleman that was supposed to work that Saturday as he was the worker during the week. He was extremely friendly and great with children. Even had some of the children come up on stage to help with the magic tricks. My daughter was one of them and absolutely loved it. The rides were great. A bit old and worn but all still fun for our 5 year old daughter. The rudi coaster was the best. The ferris wheel goes fast in comparison to others so if you're like this mama and afraid of heights... may want to skip that one 😅 I highly recommend the little train ride and the koi pond. So relaxing and fun with family.
There are downsides to the park though. The life jackets for the koi pond have mildew. For the koi pond to be included at no extra cost though we can't complain. Would suggest updating those though. There are also 2 empty cages in the pond. There are a fee areas like the candy mountain slide area that are worn and falling apart. Those could be fixed and help to make the place more inviting. There were also a few workers who were grumpy looking. We spoke with them and they were nice though but they definitely looked like they weren't thrilled to be there lol. Most who worked there were on the older side. No one was all that friendly except the gentleman running the car driving ride and the magician. Both friendly and struck up a conversation with us. Most food wasn't available so that was a bummer. The nachos were really good though and funnel cake was amazing!
Overall was a good visit. The food was great, the rides were fun and the koi pond so relaxing. If you are ok with things being a bit old, but functional, I'd say give this place a go. I do recommend they try to invest in fixing thie place up just a bit. Maybe a donation box on the way out of the gift shop to help them make the place look as nice as it used to. I had been when I was 5 and have fond memories here. I hope it will be fixed up one day for many more generations to enjoy!Written August 15, 2022
- We put this on our list to visit. Sitting in the parking lot, I read the reviews. Yes, they do live on concrete. Yes, there is no overhead shading. Yes, they are located in a strip mall of sorts. I also hate to see the bears in a concrete pit. However, I also don't want to run into them in nature!
The facility was clean, bears were happy and playful. I'm very glad we went.Written March 29, 2022
- Wanted to do a hike with the puppers, since there are only two near Gatlinburg, I decided to do this one. The visitor center was clean and had bathrooms that were clean. The trail is mostly flat but the scenery and the sound of the water was most excellent. I unfortunately didn’t see any wildlife but that’s ok. It’s a 3 mile hike round trip so it didn’t take long but I would totally do it again.Written November 15, 2022
- We visited here yesterday and loved it! The old buildings were fun to see and learn about. The squirrels were entertaining to say the least. Highly recommend for everyone.Written November 14, 2020
- Very well thought out museum and will go again when we go back! Cannot see all there is to see in Cherokee in a couple of days!Written August 27, 2022
- We did a mining in another area that the gems/rocks were in the original dirt it was nice they took awhile to break apart and sift, here it just crumbled and didn’t last long. Here it felt like it was all prearranged Like they put those stones in there ahead of time. The staff was not very interested in assisting us except the lady inside the store was so helpful and we did get fun gems but the man inside telling us what we found seemed annoyed and not interested in helping explain it all kind of disappointed but also somewhat enjoyed so would possibly do again but maybe earlier in the day when people are less tired and grouchy.Written August 23, 2020
- Probably the best bargain in town! Just $1 per person each way, drop off at garage entrance to casino, picked up same place. Kevin was a great driver!Written August 31, 2021
- Visiting Veterans Memorials is always emotional for me but knowing I may have Cherokee Blood made this even more so. Will visit again.Written August 27, 2022
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