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It's not hard to find fun things to see and do in Cherokee. Educate yourself on some local history and check out the best attractions in this delightful city. Sort out your travel itinerary now so you're ready and raring to go when you arrive.

If you're ready to hit the streets of Cherokee, join a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a friendly guide show you the most popular sites. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 99 fun activities in Cherokee are also worth looking into.

Free Things to Do in Cherokee

Heading to Cherokee on a budget? The following can be experienced for zip.

Smokey Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine - Take a stroll around this historic place and uncover some secrets from yesteryear.

Mingo Falls - Close your eyes and draw a deep breath — nothing tops being beside the water for some rest and relaxation.

Oconaluftee Islands Park - Find your green thumb and appreciate the wide range of plants on show.

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10 national parks to visit in the fall

As temperatures cool and leaves change colors for the fall here are the best national parks to visit in September, October, and November.

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Best National Parks to Visit in Spring

Milder temperatures, blooming wildflowers, and fewer crowds makes spring one of the best times to visit national parks across the US.

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Top 6 Winter Vacation Destinations

Discover the top winter vacation destinations across the United States, such as alpine retreats and sunny beach destinations.

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Top 6 Thanksgiving Vacation Destinations

Discover the best Thanksgiving vacation destinations, from skiing at world-class resorts to lounging on the beach.

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10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the United States

Catching fall’s changing colors is one of the season’s highlights. Here are the top ten areas for leaf viewing in the country. 

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Ultimate Guide to Oktober Fest in Gatlinburg

Celebrating Oktoberfest in the Smokies

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Cherokee on a sunny day?

What to do in Cherokee on a rainy day?

Dive into a couple of these enticing indoor activities and turn a gray, rainy day into something memorable:

Are there cheap things to do in Cherokee?

What can you do in Cherokee for free?

You'll hardly have time to dig your wallet out of your pocket with so many wonderful free attractions:

  • Western Carolina University
  • Fontana Lake
  • Soco Falls
  • Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center