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Bearmeat's Indian Den

Contact: David Smith
4210 Wolfetown Rd. (US 19)
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-4052
This beautiful shop was founded to present only the best in local arts and crafts, created in the homes of our local people. During summer and fall, we arrange several weekends of "hands-on" demonstrations with some of our artists. Come and see our lovely shop any time of the year. Receive 10% off all items over $100. Our summer hours are 9 am til 6 pm. We also have #1 Mountain Apples for sale during apple season. Our winter hours are 9 am til 5 pm. We are closed on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

Indian Summer Gifts

Contact: Bryan Binney
833 Tsali Blvd Hwy 441N
Cherokee, NC 28719
Toll Free 866-317-2975
Indian Summer is a must stop for anyone visiting Cherokee. We offer an extensive collection of fine quality gifts and souvenirs as well as Minnetonka Moccasins at the Guaranteed Lowest prices anywhere. Stop in and see us - you won't be sorry!

Oconaluftee Indian Village

Contact: John Arch
Drama Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-2111
The Indian Village is a replica of a Cherokee Village from the 1750's. Guided and self-guided tours daily. Life demonstrations and reenactments. Open May through late October.

Unique Gift Outlet

Contact: Darrell & Lynne Pyle
1655 Acquoni Rd.
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-2559
The best of Cherokee in one location. As you browse our collections you will find local crafts, Native American sterling silver jewelry, books, quilts, T-shirts, birdfeeders, and an extraordinary selection of home and garden accessories. Your one-stop shop for home, family and friends. Located in Great Smokies Center at Saunooke Village

A Unique
Shopping Experience

Cherokee is an easy town to explore and a fun place to shop. Stores are sprinkled throughout town and there is plenty of parking. In fact, it's a snap to meander from store to store taking it all in.

Of course, many stores carry Cherokee crafts such as Cherokee Indian pottery, baskets and beadwork; as well as other locally made gifts such as dream catchers, dolls and woodcrafts.

But you might be surprised to see the variety of home furnishings, hand-painted and rustic furniture, books, CDs, jewelry and unique gift items available throughout Cherokee.

Leather goods are also very popular in Cherokee. Many stores stock handbags, belts, backpacks, hats and wallets; as well as biker apparel such as vests, jackets and chaps.

Cherokee's Famous
Street Chiefs

Street chiefs and dancers perform on curb side stages outside retail shops and souvenir stores, entertaining crowds of shoppers. The shows, often featuring the traditional, 'friendship dance' (with audience participation, below), 'eagle dance' and 'hoop dance', are free; yet tipping is encouraged, particularly when the "chiefs" pose for photographs. It's a tradition that began years ago with the late Chief Henry, who was once billed as "The World's Most Photographed Indian."