Museum Of The Cherokee Indian
Located at US-441 North and Drama Road. Open year-round
except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Thousands
of years of Cherokee history and culture presented through
informative exhibits and audio-visual displays. One of the
top Indian museums in the United States. 9 am - 8 pm mid-June
through August; Sundays 9 am - 5 pm. September til mid-June,
9 am - 5 pm. $4.00 adults (13 and older) $2.00 (6-12 years).
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"Unto These Hills" Outdoor Drama
Mountainside Theater on Drama Road, Nightly, except Sundays,
June 13 through August 23,1997. One of America's top outdoor
dramas. A cast of 130 brings to life the history of the Cherokee
people from the 1540's when Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto
first entered Cherokee territory through 1838 and the infamous "Trail
Show dates - June through August 1998. June 13 through July
26, preshow - 8:10 pm, showtime 8:45 pm. July 28 through
August 23 , preshow 7:50 pm, showtime 8:30 pm. Admission:
Reserved seats, all ages, $12. General seating: $10.00 (13
and older), $5.00 (12 years and under). [ More
Oconaluftee Indian village
Drama Road off US-44 1 North. Authentically recreated replica
of a 1750's Cherokee Indian community. Cherokee guides explain
pottery-making, finger-weaving, beadwork, basket weaving,
wood carving, and other crafts. Lectures at the Ceremonial
Grounds and Council House. Open daily, May 15 to October
25, 9 am - 5:30 pm. $10.00 (14 & over), $5.00 (6-13),
under 6 - free. [ More Details ]
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual
US-441 North and Drama Road. The most outstanding Indian-owned &
operated arts & crafts co-op in the United States. Crafts
of some 300 Cherokee people are sold through the cooperative
we. Museum area features products of well-known Cherokee
craftspeople and explanations about basket weaving, finger
weaving, wood carving, art, beadwork. No admission charge.
Hours: June-August, 8 am-8 pm; September and October, 8 am
- 6 pm; and November through May, 8 am - 4:30 pm.
Museum & Gallery
Located at Saunooke Village, the Museum highlights Cherokee's
past though displays of art and cultural items such as masks,
crystals, the uketena and more. Includes gallery with Native
American crafts and art. Open daily April through November.
Admission: $2.00 (11 years and older), $1.00 (6-10 years),
under 6 free.
Cherokee Fun Park
US-441 North. Two miniature golf courses, go-cart track,
game room, water boats and kiddie rides for youngsters. Open
Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10 am to 10 pm. Pre-Memorial
Day and Post-Labor Day: Weekdays, 12 noon to 7 pm and weekends
11 am-9 pm. Closes mid-November Prices vary according to
ride or activity.
Santa's Land Fun Park & Zoo
US-19 North, 3 miles from downtown. Exciting Rudi-Coaster
ride, train ride, paddle boats, zoo, ferris wheel, shops,
entertainment, plus Santa. Open 7 days a week from May 3
through Nov. 2,1997, 9 am - 5 pm. Admission: $11.95 (2 and
Smoky Mountain Jamboree
Acquoni Road at Great Smokies Conference Center. 8 pm -
10 pm. Weekends during April, May and November. Nightly from
June 1 through October 31. Country music show spanning the
years 1946 to today. Admission: Adults $9.95, Children under
Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine
US-441 North. Mine for rubies and sapphires; pan for gold.
Open daily 10 am-6 pm with extended hours during the summer.
Covered flumes; jewelry, gift and rock shop. Purchase bags
of gem or gold ore and become a prospector.
Chief Saunooke's Trading Post
Located at Saunooke Village near National Park. Open May
to December. Hours: 9 am to 9 pm June through September,
10 am to 6 pm, May, October, November and December (weekends
only in December).
Chief Saunooke's Lucky Gem Mine
Located at Saunooke Village near National Park. Open 9 am
- 9 pm, May 1 -October 31. Admission: $5.00 - one bucket
of gem ore. Find rubies, sapphires etc.
Cherokee Bear Zoo
Downtown Cherokee. See, feed and film several species of
bears, big cats and monkeys. Petting zoo. Fun and educational.
Open 9 am during the summer, 10 am other times. Admission
$2.00; under three free.
Chief Saunooke's Bear Park
Bear Park admission: $2 adults; children (10 and under)
$1. Dec. to March-open weekends. Open: 9 am to 9 pm daily
April to November
Chief Saunooke's Tubing Center
Located at Saunooke Village near National Park. Open June
7 - August 21,10 am - 6 pm. Admission: $8.00 per person.
Thirty miles of regularly stocked streams. Rainbow,
brook and brown trout. Tribal permit required, $5.00 a day.
Daily creel limit - 10 trout. Permits are available at many
Cherokee businesses. [ More
Tubing & Rafting
Go tubing and whitewater rafting. Open June through August:
Cherokee River Trips 704-497-2821/ 9838 and Smoky Mountain