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Cherokee County in Western North Carolina is an outdoors lover paradise. This area is known for its views of mountains, forests and rivers that provides a tranquil and heavenly scenery. Cherokee County is also home to the eastern Cherokee Indian reservation that consist of about 12,500 inhabitants. If you are a lover of the great outdoors or want to explore your adventurous side, Cherokee County, North Carolina is a great place to be. Here are some of the top entertainment destinations to visit.
- Oconuluftee Indian Village
Step out of your modern world and enter into this real-life Cherokee Indian village. Activities at the village include making canoes, pottery, masks, weaved baskets and bead work. In addition to all these fun activities you will get to interact with the villagers in live reenactment plays.
- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel
You can experience the outdoors inside with a touch of luxury at this “hot” entertainment destination. You can spend your day at the slots, playing poker and interactive video table games. And spend your night enjoying entertainment from top music artist like Reba McEntire and Bret Michaels.
- Nantahala River & National Forrest
Enjoy outdoor entertainment with white water rafting in the Nantahala River, and jet boat rides, lake kayaking, river float trips and more at the Nantahala National Forrest.
- Cherokee Bear Zoo and Exotic Animals
Whether you’re an animal lover or just like seeing animals, you will enjoying seeing black bears native to the Cherokee Smoky Mountains, non-native animals like the grizzly bear and tiger, and rare animals like the albino groundhog and red raccoon. You can also take part in the kid-friendly petting zoo.