museum cherokee indian

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    
Smoky Mountain Railway Bryson City NC 4.9 mi.  
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 10.0 mi.  
Dillsboro SmokeHouse BBQ Dillsboro NC 10.0 mi.  
Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery Dillsboro NC 10.0 mi.  

Outdoor Activities

Smoky Mountain Helicopters Cherokee NC 3.0 mi.  
Rivers Edge Outfitters (Fishing) Cherokee NC 3.0 mi.  
Tuckaseegee Outfitters (Rafting) Barker's Creek NC 5.0 mi.  
Smoky Mountain National Park Cherokee NC 5.0 mi.  
Nantahala Outdoor Center (Rafting) Nantahala NC 21.0 mi.  
Smoky Mountain Helicopter Rides Sevierville TN 30.6 mi.  
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water Park Lake Lanier Island GA 98.5 mi.  

Golf Courses

Sequoyah National Golf Club Whittier NC 1.0 mi.  
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 Valley NC 21.0 mi.  
Scaly Mountain Scaly Mountain NC 32.0 mi.  
Ski Wolf Laurel Mars Hill NC 49.4 mi.  
Ski Beech Banner Elk NC 93.9 mi.  
Sugar Mountain Ski Area Banner Elk NC 93.9 mi.  
Hawksnest Golf & Ski Resort Seven Devils NC 95.5 mi.  


Museum of the Cherokee Indian Cherokee NC   (History)
East Tennessee Discovery Center Knoxville TN 47.8 mi. (Science)
Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture Knoxville TN 47.8 mi. (Art)
Knoxville Museum of Art Knoxville TN 47.8 mi. (Art)
East Tennessee Historical Society Museum Knoxville TN 47.8 mi. (History)
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Vonore TN 52.8 mi. (History)
South Carolina Gold Museum Pickens SC 53.4 mi. (Miscellaneous)
Farragut Folklife Museum Farragut TN 55.0 mi. (History)

Zoos and Aquariums

Western North Carolina Nature Center Asheville NC 43.7 mi.  
Knoxville Zoological Gardens Knoxville TN 47.8 mi.  
Greenville Zoo Greenville SC 67.5 mi.  
Tennessee Aquarium Chattanooga TN 116.5 mi.  
Warner Park Zoo Chattanooga TN 116.5 mi.