The North Carolina Mountains Sights


Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Museum of the Cherokee Indian Review

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, with displays and artifacts that cover 12,000 years, is one of the best Native American museums in the United States. Computer-generated images, lasers, specialty lighting, and sound effects help re-create events in the history of the Cherokee: for example, you'll see children stop to play a butter-bean game while adults shiver along the snowy Trail of Tears. The museum has an art gallery, a gift shop, and an outdoor living exhibit of Cherokee life in the 15th century.

    Contact Information

  • Address: U.S. Hwy. 441 (Tsali Blvd.) at Drama Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719 | Map It
  • Phone: 828/497–3481
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: Daily 9–5; extended hours late May–early Sept., Mon.–Sat. 9–7
  • Website:
  • Location: Cherokee
Updated: 11-08-2012

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