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Oconaluftee Visitor Center
#1 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
... path from the center in to the town of Cherokee, elk routinely hang out in the field near the barns as well as across the road and close, there are historical buildings and plenty of space for kids to explore.
Great Family Fun!
Oconaluftee Islands Park
#3 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
wonderful place to go and sit and relax and watch the river flow by and the kids can play in the water It has picnic areas and a few bridges to walk over...I would highly recommend that you stop at the park if you...
Beautiful park with an island comprising relaxing walks, clear river running, people trying their luck at fishing, families enjoying the river and rock pools and some wildlife.
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Smokemont Riding Stables
#18 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
Thank you to Jason, Dylan and Rob for making my father's 70th birthday a memorable one for the entire family!
Great Family Horseback Ride in the Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains
Mountain Farm Museum
#5 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
Loved the travel back in History VERY informative and a good stop for children..... Highly Recommend
A Must See! this is a great place to take kids.Very educational for older kids and adults too.
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Museum of the Cherokee Indian
#4 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
Museum offers a nice overview over Cherokee history, also interesting for kids inho.It is my second time there, first visit dates 6 yrs back Exhibition is showing interesting artifacts and wall paintings as well a...
I travel through the Appalachian Mountains on my way to visit family in South Carolina , and I always enjoy stopping off and checking out various points of interests and historical locations, and The Museum of The...
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Unto These Hills
#18 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
Our family saw the performance on July 4. Preshow was really sweet with children doing traditional dances and singing a few songs in the Cherokee language (including America the beautiful.)
From the youngest child, age 13, to oldest, in their 60s, we all thought it was so powerful and well done and really enjoyed it.
End of the Trail Horseback Riding
#18 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
Beautiful views, steep slopes, so glad to take our children riding!
Our kids are still are still talking about horses Uncle Buck, Billy the Kid, and Jessie James.
Oconaluftee Indian Village
#7 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
Adventure for the entire family!!! See the amazing displays and houses, get a feel for the Cherokee Indian culture, something the entire family will enjoy!!
Family favorite!! Put this on your to-do list!
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Mingo Falls
#2 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
So let me begin with it’s a bit of a climb could be an issue for older folks and very young children, but when you make it to the waterfall it is absolutely amazing one of the top waterfalls in the area.
If you are like my family, the last thing your kids want to do on a family roadtrip is go hiking for hours - and as much as we love the Smokies, most of the hikes in the area require that kind of committment.
Cherokee Indian Reservation
#8 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
this was a very informative history lesson of the Cherokees past and present,a must see for adults as well as children to interact with the Cherokees in their reservation
We love teaching our children more about our past and this is an amazing place to learn for all young children to older adults.
Santa's Land
#11 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
I personally just loved the vintage flair to it all - the little houses with dioramas in the viewing windows depicting Christmas and winter stories, the simple playground equipment that I remembered as a child.
Here, there are animals, a magic show, some amusement rides (helicopters, Ferris wheel, Rudicoaster kids coaster, carousel, little cars, kiddie boats and kiddie motorcycle/school bus ride), Santa’s house where you...
Cherokee Visitor's Center
#10 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
The complimentary fresh popped pop corn was a hit with the kids and a much appreciated distraction giving us adults more time to concentrate on our conversation and perusing through the brochures.
The children enjoyed the free popcorn and ducks.
Bearmeats Indian Den
#18 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
I go to SMOKEY MOUNTAINS twice a year or more.And every time i go i visit Bear Meats Indian Den.They have some of the most interesting articles and some touristy type souvenirs for the kids.Everyone who works ther...
The kids loved looking at everything too.
Cherokee Phoenix Theaters
#18 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
Awesome experience with the kids
Nice family outing
Cherokee Rapids Tube & Kayak Rentals
#18 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
We had such a wonderful time and laughed a lot!! Beautiful scenery and lots of fun for families and groups.
Great Family Fun
Oconaluftee River Trail
#13 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine
#14 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
Our kids (ages 8 - 15) all love mining.
My fiancé needed a get away from stress & our children for a while & this was the perfect place to go .
Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft
#18 of 18 things to do in Cherokee
Loved this! Kids enjoyed it too.
In some sections of the river you can get a little separated so if you have young children they need to understand this and be a little confident about handling themselves on their own tube until you catch up.