Cherokee NC Attractions

Some of the things we like to do while staying at Cherokee Cabin

Cherokee North Carolina Attractions

We always try to have some fun when we visit the Smoky Mountains, and make it a habit to go to at least one place we have never been before on each trip up to Cherokee Cabin. Below is a list of some of the places we have been during our time up in North Carolina and Tennessee. If the destination is outside of Cherokee, then we have listed the approximate one way mileage from Cherokee Cabin.

Amusement and Theme Parks
Cherokee Fun Park Cherokee NC  
Santa's Land Cherokee NC  
Cherokee Bear Zoo Cherokee NC  
Unto These Hills Cherokee NC  
Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine Cherokee NC  
Ghost Town in the Sky Maggie Valley NC 12.6 mi.
Dollywood Pigeon Forge TN 25.6 mi.
Rockin' Raceway Pigeon Forge TN 25.6 mi.
NASCAR SpeedPark Sevierville TN 30.6 mi.
Historic & Educational
Oconaluftee Indian Village Cherokee NC  
Cherokee Mingus Mill Cherokee NC  
Perry's Water Gardens Franklin NC 20.6 mi.
Biltmore House Ashville NC 43.7 mi.
Food & Dining
Granny's Kitchen Cherokee NC  
Dillsboro Chocolate Factory Dillsboro NC 16.0 mi.
Dillsboro SmokeHouse BBQ Dillsboro NC 16.0 mi.
Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery Dillsboro NC 16.0 mi.
Outdoor Activities
Smoky Mountain Helicopter Rides Sevierville TN 30.6 mi.
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water Park Lake Lanier Island GA 98.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Smoky Mountain Country Club Whittier NC 4.0 mi.
Lake Junaluska Golf Course Waynesville NC 18.9 mi.
Laurel Ridge Country Club Waynesville NC 18.9 mi.
Franklin Golf Course Franklin NC 20.6 mi.
Mill Creek Country Club Franklin NC 20.6 mi.
Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course Pigeon Forge TN 26.2 mi.
Trillium Links & Lake Club Cashiers NC 27.9 mi.
Laurel Valley Country Club Townsend TN 28.4 mi.
Highlands Cove Highlands NC 29.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Cataloochee Maggie ValleyNC12.6 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC32.0 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC49.4 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC93.9 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC93.9 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC95.5 mi.
Museum of the Cherokee Indian CherokeeNC (History)
East Tennessee Discovery CenterKnoxvilleTN47.8 mi.(Science)
Ewing Gallery of Art & ArchitectureKnoxvilleTN47.8 mi.(Art)
Knoxville Museum of ArtKnoxvilleTN47.8 mi.(Art)
East Tennessee Historical Society MuseumKnoxvilleTN47.8 mi.(History)
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN52.8 mi.(History)
South Carolina Gold MuseumPickensSC53.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Farragut Folklife MuseumFarragutTN55.0 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC43.7 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN47.8 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC67.5 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN116.5 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN116.5 mi.


Every time we go to Cherokee, we try to visit a couple of attractions and then write about our experiences. While everyone has different tastes, we try to be fair when writing a review and leave our personal interests aside. We currently have reviews on about 20 Cherokee Attractions, and hope to have more very soon. If there is an attraction that you would like for us to write about, feel free to send us an email and we will make sure we visit during our next trip to Cherokee Cabin.

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