Cherokee, North Carolina
Located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, North Carolina is the headquarters for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Many attractions in Cherokee, North Carolina are centered around the rich Cherokee history including
Cherokee Botanical Garden and Nature Trail
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
The Qualla Arts & Crafts Center.
While on vacation in the Smoky Mountains and Cherokee, North Carolina you may visit Harrah's Cherokee Casino which draws over 4 million visitors each year.
The North Carolina towns of Asheville, North Carolina features the world famous Biltmore Estate and Bryson City, North Carolina offers The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad as well as endless outdoor adventures including hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, kayaking, and much more.
To the southwest the mountain valley town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee features a quaint downtown area filled with charming shops and eateries and just a couple of miles from downtown Gatlinburg is one of the nation's top ranked ski resorts, Ober Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg, Tennessee is also the home of the The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community; an 8-mile loop of shops that feature the work of internationally renowned and local artisans and crafters.
The nearby Great Smoky Mountains towns of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Sevierville, Tennessee offer shopping, dining, and live entertainment. Wears Valley, Tennessee, Cosby, Tennessee, Cade's Cove, Tennessee, and Townsend, Tennessee offer spectacular Smoky Mountains vistas as well as hiking, rafting, fishing, golf, camping, and many more Great Smoky Mountains vacation adventures.