Things to See & Do


Oconaluftee Indian Village | Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama | Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual | Village Touring Group

Welcome to Legendary Cherokee. Discover authentic Cherokee history, culture and legend in the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. We’ve lived in these mountains for 11,000 years, so we know where all the best things are. We’ll show you authentic Cherokee culture through reconstruction and re-enactment, interaction and artifacts. Here you can enjoy a completely different way of life amidst the breathtaking mountains of our homeland. Please come. Nature, art, ancestry and awe await you.

All of our venues are wheelchair accessible. Mountainside Theater is wheelchair accessible and has seating available. Oconaluftee Indian Village is accessible, but has difficult terrain for wheelchairs.

Mountainside Theatre, Home of Unto These Hills

Under the glow of summer stars, the Cherokee story comes to life in this awe-inspiring outdoor drama. Performed in our 2,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, Unto These Hills is the family show too large for any screen. For more information, visit www.cherokeehistorical.org.

Mountainside Theatre will be hosting new shows in the upcoming years. Check back for more updates.

May 31st-August 16th, 2014

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Oconaluftee Indian Village

Join us for an interactive journey through Cherokee history. Our tour guides, well-educated in traditional Cherokee culture and donned in native dress, take guests on a stroll through a pivotal time in the life of the Oconaluftee Indian Village. For more information, visit www.cherokeehistorical.org or view our map.

May 1st-Nov.8th, 2014 |  Get Directions

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Tsalagi Touring Group

The Tsalagi Touring Group brings a truly Cherokee experience to schools, community events, festivals, and other functions. Packages can include craft demonstrations, traditional dances, 7-Clan presentation or a combination of each.

For more information about our touring program, please contact our Tour Coordinator, Philenia Walkingstick at 828-497-2111 x204 or fill out the form below.

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Cultural District Partners

Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual

Stroll among the beautiful arts and crafts created by generations of Native Americans. Each unique piece is a handmade work of art and many of these unique treasures are for sale. Free for all ages! To learn more, visit www.quallaartsandcrafts.com.

Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm (M – S); 9:00am – 5:00pm (Sun.) | Get Directions | Tickets: FREE

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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Take a step back in time with a self-guided tour at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Follow the Cherokee story through our interactive and one of a kind Museum Experience. To learn more about specific Museum packages, including the Cherokee Experience and Cherokee Heritage Trails tour, visit cherokeemuseum.org.

Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm | Get Directions | For Tickets Call: (828) 497-3481

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