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Cherokee overview

Cherokee is a relaxing place distinct for its riverfront and known for its casinos and shops. You'll find extensive coffee and bar options. Families will find plenty of fun at Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Make some memories at Oconaluftee Islands Park and Eastern Cherokee Agency. Cherokee is a family-friendly destination while offering something for everyone.

Where to stay in Cherokee

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Cherokee can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 210 hotels in the Cherokee area and you can shop as many as 55 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 78 2-star hotels with an average price of $50 per night
  • • 85 3-star hotels with an average price of $68 per night
  • • 30 4-star hotels with an average price of $89 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 32699 user reviews of Cherokee hotels:
  • • Baymont Inn & Suites Cherokee Smoky Mountains (Cherokee}{Oconaluftee Visitor Center Great Smoky)
  • • Hampton Inn Cherokee (Cherokee}{Oconaluftee Visitor Center Great Smoky)
  • • Stonebrook Lodge (Cherokee}{Oconaluftee Visitor Center Great Smoky)
  • • Quality Inn Cherokee (Cherokee}{Oconaluftee Visitor Center Great Smoky)
  • • River's Edge Motel (Cherokee}{Oconaluftee Visitor Center Great Smoky)

How to get to Cherokee

Fly in to Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), 43.9 mi (70.6 km) from downtown Cherokee. Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional) is the next closest major airport, 44.2 mi (71.1 km) away.

What to see around Cherokee

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Oconaluftee Islands Park
  • • Alum Cave Trail
  • • Fantasy Golf & Game Room
  • • Chimney Tops
  • • Mount LeConte
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Cherokee Bear Zoo
  • • Cherokee Fun Park
  • • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo
  • • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • • Ghost Town in the Sky
Its mountain views and riverfront are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Waterrock Knob
  • • Ramsey Cascades
  • • Greenbrier Picnic Area
  • • Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail
  • • Laurel Falls
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Mason Mountain Mine
  • • Mountain Mall
  • • Shops at Carousel Gardens
  • • Old Town Gem Mine
  • • Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Dollywood
  • • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

When to visit Cherokee

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 64°F day, 23°F night
  • • April-June: 83°F day, 35°F night
  • • July-September: 84°F day, 48°F night
  • • October-December: 73°F day, 24°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 14.8 inches
  • • April-June: 13.3 inches
  • • July-September: 13.8 inches
  • • October-December: 12.4 inches