Cherokee is not so much an attraction as home to a collection of attractions worth a day trip. It is the westernmost point on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and easternmost edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Foremost, Cherokee is home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and their reservation.
One attraction is Oconaluftee Indian Village, a re-created Cherokee Village of the 1750s. Regular tours by Cherokee guides present history, crafts, early homes and mountain forest demonstrations of beadwork, pottery, blowguns, and much more in a beautiful forest setting.