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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Casino
“From the casino, to shops, spas and more, Harrah's Cherokee Casino is an excellent spot to visit for local indoor entertainment.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Museum
“Tells the history of the Cherokee. Cultural events are scheduled from time to time. Visit the Museums website for more information.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“If you want to see the Elk in the park this is your best bet. It is a beautiful drive over the mountains through the park towards Cherokee. The elk have been hanging out in this area for a few years. During the fall is a great time at the rut is on and you can see the bulls vying for the harem. If you are lucky you will hear one bugling. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“-One of the nation’s foremost outdoor dramas. -Debuting in 1950, Unto These Hills has been performed for over six million visitors in its over 60 years of operation. From the first contact with Europeans to the infamous and tragic Trail of Tears, Unto These Hills tells the triumphant story of the Cherokee through the eons. -Bring tissue!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“We both used to work at Brio in the casino! Its a fabulous Italian restaurant, and when your done eating, just head downstairs.....if your feeling lucky!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cinema
“Comfy recliner seats and Always clean and inexpensive. Check out Cherokee while you are here and let the kiddos ride the mechanical bull.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is a great place to drive to a view for the sunset. There are many places you can stop and hike along the way.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Parkway was a major draw for us. It is part of a 400+ mile scenic highway that wraps south of Asheville. The 45 mph serpentine mountain road has countless scenic overlooks. Lots of hiking. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Theme Park
“A neat place to take children for some Christmas themed fun and gentle rides and a very small coaster.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Learn the history and meet the people of the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Visit the Oconoluftee Indian Village and Unto These Hills for a great educational opportunity.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Cherokee casino offers so much more than just cabling. There are many concerts and entertainment available + great dinning!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Full menu for breakfast and a few lunch items. Pancakes, country ham, biscuits and gravy. All good. They close at 2 pm.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Settlers buildings from throughout the park, working blacksmiths shop, elk often spotted here.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“Cherokee is a beautiful area about an hour and a half away where you can find a casino, Indian heritage and may even see some elk.”
  • 29 locals recommend