VISIT NC SMOKIES VISITOR CENTER --The Visit NC Smokies Visitor Center in Maggie Valley offers regional brochures, maps, directions, a calendar of events and public restrooms. Stop in and we will help make your Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway vacation one you’ll never forget. 

Greenland -- Trump is said to have discussed the idea of purchasing Greenland, during dinners and meetings with advisers."We see it as an expression of greater interest in investing in our country and the possibilities we offer," the government said. "Of course, Greenland is not for sale." 

Raleigh -- NC Gov Roy Cooper Office -- Governor Roy Cooper signed bills into law this month authorizing a new state park and three new state trails. The new laws (S.L. 2019-74, S.L. 2019-20, S535) allow the addition of Pisgah View State Park in Buncombe and Haywood counties; Northern Peaks State Trail in Watauga and Ashe counties, the Wilderness Gateway State Trail in the South Mountains range in McDowell, Rutherford, Burke and Catawba counties; and the Overmountain Victory State Trail reaching across Avery, Mitchell, McDowell, Burke, Rutherford, Polk, Caldwell, Wilkes and Surry counties. 

Cherokee, North Carolina Places to Visit:

Cherokee Casino

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is a casino and hotel on the Qualla Boundary in Cherokee, owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and operated by Caesars Entertainment.Located on the site of the former Frontier Land theme park. It is one of two casinos in North Carolina. 

Oconaluftee Indian Village

Oconaluftee Indian Village, it’s alive, well, and amazing.
As you enter the soft trails of the village, it’s no longer the 21st century: you’re immediately transported to the 1760s. You won’t need your robotic-voiced GPS here. The faint tang of wood smoke wafts by as you are led by a Cherokee cultural expert on an interactive journey through Cherokee lifestyle and history. Your guide will show you the way through the winding paths, flanked with traditional Cherokee dwellings, work areas, and sacred ritual sites. Delight in cultural dances amid the swaying oaks and sycamores. As you wander, interact with villagers as they hull canoes, sculpt pottery and masks, weave baskets, and fashion beadwork. Watch as a village prepares for war. Be amazed by a blowgun demonstration. Oconaluftee Indian Village is much more than just a place; it’s living history. 

Museum of the Cherokee Indian       

Handicapped access: All exhibits, restrooms, Museum Store, and Education Wing are ADA accessible.  Service animals are permitted.  Handicapped parking available.

Additional information: Parking is available at the Museum for cars and buses.  Many hotels, motels, and campgrounds are located nearby. Local restaurants, fast food, picnic areas, and fine dining are available in the town of Cherokee.  Pets are not allowed in the Museum except for service animals.

The Museum is located in the Cultural District near the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Co-op, the Oconaluftee Indian Village Living History Museum, and the Mountainside Theater, home of the outdoor drama “Unto These Hills.”


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