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About Local Attractions near Harrah's Cherokee

The Cherokee Indian Reservation blends natural beauty, rich Indian culture, and exciting family attractions into an ideal vacation destination.

Located in the westernmost region of North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park shapes our northern boundary, and the North Carolina entrance to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway is only a mile away. Visitors to the area enjoy year-round activities like hiking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and some of the best trout fishing in America.

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GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

With 9 million visitors a year, the nation's most popular national park is also one of the largest, with more than 800 square miles of protected forest almost equally divided between Tennessee and North Carolina.

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OCONALUFTEE INDIAN VILLAGE

Witness the challenges of Cherokee life at a time of rapid cultural change as European settlers invaded Indian lands. Tour the authentic working Village with dwellings, residents, and artisans right out of the 1760's.

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MUSEUM OF THE CHEROKEE INDIAN

Take a step back in time with a self-guided tour that combines computer-generated imagery, special effects and audio with an extensive artifact collection.

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QUALLA ARTS & CRAFTS MUTUAL

Founded in 1946, Qualla Arts and Crafts is the nation's oldest Native American Cooperative, and it continues to uphold a standard of excellence when it comes to the traditional arts and crafts of the Eastern Cherokee.

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UNTO THESE HILLS

One of the longest-running outdoor dramas in the U.S., Unto These Hills has thrilled and entertained more than six million people since 1950. Recently rewritten to better reflect the Cherokee's true history and culture, the play is a 'must see' when visiting the Smokies.