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Cherokee, North Carolina: Museum of the Cherokee People Team Field Report

589 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC
West side of US Hwy 441/Tsali Blvd, about a half-mile north of its intersection with US Hwy 19 in Cherokee.
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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Museum of the Cherokee People

Learn about the Trail of Tears and the modern Cherokee through dioramas, holograms, and big wax dummies. Also: the bloody ax of Bob Benge. Report... [05/01/2014]

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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Great place to learn about the Cherokee people. The Qualla Arts Center across the street is filled with Indian art and pottery and is fantastic.

[Shannon Hiser, 08/13/2015]

Indian head sculpture.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Visited the museum with my family, including three of our sons. You watch a film on the history of the Cherokee people. It was very interesting to see where their oral history stories originated. You go through the museum via a series of different rooms and areas. There are life-sized Indians, tepees, and dioramas. It is educational without feeling like you are getting a school lesson. We spent around two hours or so and thoroughly enjoyed it.

[Bonnie Cantrell, 01/25/2015]
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

A museum that has all the qualities of a small museum. You begin with a horror story and end with peace (Personally I think the museum is backwards or has been rerouted to make the "white man" feel less guilty).

It is an awesome museum with story boards, arrowheads, tools, little dioramas, and lifesize Indians. The tour takes about 2 to 3 hours. It is not for children who can not sit still to read and learn. It is pretty awesome and inexpensive. Plus it has a penny press, which is always a bonus!

[Julieanne, 06/26/2008]

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