About the Cherokee Area
Home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee
Standing at the eastern entrance to the Great Smoky National Park and the southern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway – Cherokee exists as a crossroads of regional and Native American history.
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is an excellent stop for learning more about tribal history and culture. Oconaluftee Indian Village is a full-scale reproduction of a Cherokee village in the late 18th century – with performers, interpretive exhibits and interactive displays, including special programs for children.
Beyond these popular attractions, many events and festivals also take place in Cherokee from the award-winning Festival of Native Peoples and Memorial Day and July 4th Powwows to fishing tournaments, sports events, and carnivals.