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Cherokee, NC

This little town has grown incredibly in the past year due to the development of casinos.

I've always felt sorry for this town. There is a strong under current of depression and desperation. I haven't spent a whole lot of time being a tourist here.

In route to the Smokies...

Much of the tourism that Cherokee gets is from people passing through in route to the Smokey mountains.

Hopefully the casinos will bring the community much needed income. There were tourists buses coming and going at a regular rate.

The casinos have been developed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

To get a more comprehensive idea of the town, visit these websites:

www.cherokee-nc.com/
http://main.nc.us/cherokee/

No margaritaville here..

The town is "dry". You are unable to buy alcohol at any location within town limits(including the casinos). To buy alcohol, you will need to go to the nearest town- Silva.

However, There is no problem with smoking in the casinos. The smoke is suffocating and lead to a unpleasant experience. We were in Harrah's for maybe 20 minutes until we had to leave.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Not too much... But I have hopes for the town in the future
  • Cons:Too much!
  • In a nutshell:Town near the Smokies.
  • Last visit to Cherokee: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 14, 2007
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  • Jan 5, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    I ATE AT PAULS AND MY WHOLE FAMILY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE INDIAN TACOS THERE THEY WERE THE BEST THAT WE HAVE HAD WE TRAVEL 2 HOURS JUST TO EAT AT PAULS EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS THAT IS THE FIRST THING THAT WE DO

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