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Alan's Jewelry and Pawn

Contact: Robert Alan Sheppard
510 Paint Town Rd Suite B
Cherokee, NC 28719
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Phone 828-554-0431
Phone 828-281-4042
Alan's Jewelry & Pawn - Loans, Gold Buying, Check Cashing, Large showroom full of top quality merchandise, diamonds, gold, silver, turquoise, electronics and more. Friendly, clean environment just steps from the casino. Open 24 hours. Offering confidential loans of up to $10,000. Alan's is celebrating their 25th year in business. Alan's also has two locations in Asheville, NC.

Art & Jewelry by Traditional Hands

Contact: Ute Grant
1045 Tsalagi Rd./US 441 Business
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-554-5884
Phone 828-736-5543
Art & Jewelry by Traditional Hands High-quality, authentic Wampum-, Turquoise-, Silver-Jewelry, handmade by General B. Grant and other Artists from different Native American tribes. General B. Grant is the ONLY Cherokee Master-Silversmith within the Eastern AND Western Band of Cherokee Indians! Also available are meaningful, high-quality Arts & Crafts from artists through-out North America and Canada; Sculptures, Paintings, Knives, Beadwork, Pottery, and more. And we speak German! This Jewelry & Art Gallery is a "must visit" in Cherokee.

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.

Qualla Arts & Crafts

Contact: Vicki Cruz
645 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-3103
When you spend time in Cherokee and immerse yourself in a world so distinct from your own, you'll want to bring back more than memories and pictures. Bring home authentic Cherokee handcrafts. As stunning additions to your home and one-of-a-kind gifts, these works capture the spirit of the Cherokee people and land. What's more, the craftworks that await you in Cherokee now are the equal of any in history. They are not only authentic; they are authentically good.

River's Edge Outfitters

61 Big Cove Rd - Saunooke Village
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-9300
River's Edge Outfitters Cherokee is located in the heart of the Smoky Mountain National Park on the Cherokee Qualla Boundary. With over 3000 miles of trout water within an hour's radius of our shop, this area boast's some of the best fly fishing on the East Coast. The Tuckasegee River, the Nantahala River, the Oconoluftee River, the Raven's Fork, and the Little Tennessee River are just a few of the river systems that we fly fish. Looking for trophy trout on the fly? The Raven's Fork catch and release fly fishing only section is one of the best public trophy water fisheries in the southeast. With most trout averaging 18+ inches this fishery offers the fly fisherman the opportunity to catch trophy trout on one of the most scenic river systems in Western NC.

The What's Hot Shop

Contact: Darrell & Lynne Pyle
989 Tsalagi Rd. (US 19)
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-9500
A delightfully different shop located in downtown Cherokee. Unbelievable prices on designer inspired jewelry, handbags, and sunglasses. You don't have to spend a million - just look like you did! Look behind the 3 native rock columns on Highway 19 for your best fashion savings. You'll come back again and again.

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."