What to do in Cherokee, NC

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Cherokee Attractions

It's no wonder so many travelers head back to Cherokee year after year. This delightful city is packed with fun things to do. Whether you enjoy exploring the local sights or attempting more thrilling activities, you won't have a dull moment here.

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Touring on a limited budget in Cherokee? Spend time, not money, on fabulous experiences.

Smokey Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine - Educate yourself about some of the interesting history of the region through this attraction.

Mingo Falls - Spend time beside the water to unwind and recharge your batteries.

Oconaluftee Islands Park - Organize a picnic date and enjoy a stroll around the gorgeous plant life.


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What to do in Cherokee on a sunny day?
What to do in Cherokee on a rainy day?
If the weather is misbehaving and you’re on the hunt for something to do, hang up your raincoat and have a go at a Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center.
Are there cheap things to do in Cherokee?
What can you do in Cherokee for free?
You could even leave your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these great attractions won’t cost you a dime:

  • Western Carolina University
  • Fontana Lake
  • Soco Falls
  • Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

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