Cherokee, North Carolina Places to Visit:
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, 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.
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.”