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Need recommendations for things to do

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Need recommendations for things to do

I have talked my husband and 17-year-old son into visiting Cherokee with me, because I have always wanted to see the Indian Village and museum there. They have no interest in it, they don't fish, and I am the only one interested in gem digging or in visiting the Biltmore Estate. We have decided that they will spend one afternoon of our 3-day stay doing white water rafting, while I visit the Indian village. Also, my husband is also not interested in the casino and my son is probably too young, so I am looking for other things for them to do in the area. Any suggestions? My son does like the outdoors and my husband will go along with him just to have something to do. We are a little concerned when people talk about the commercialism of the area, but we have decided to stay in Cherokee itself because our visit is such a short one.

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1. Re: Need recommendations for things to do

I have customers in Cherokee and unfortionately there is very little other than the Indian Village and a Dinky amusement park and tourist trap shops and the casino for tourism. There is a nice park by the river but it is like the park in your hometown nothing special about it. 18 is the minimum age to enter the casino. If you like machines it is OK but I am a black jack player nothing in there for me. Maggie Valley is only a few miles away but Ghost town is defunked and a 17 year old will probably be bored out of his gord in Santas Land. I wish I had better news for you. It is sad to see the area like it is because in the 70's it was a realitively nice tourist area.

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2. Re: Need recommendations for things to do

Hello,

I just returned from a week in Maggie Valley and there really isn't much to do there. I would say go there if you are interested in a very restful vacation. If your guys are interested in the outdoors, there are lots of trails and sightseeing. The mountain views are absolutely beautiful. We drove to Gatlinburg, TN one day and there is lots to do there. Also Waynesville is close by, a small mountain town with a little shopping. I think a 17 year old would be more than bored. Ghost Town has closed and the Soco Zoo has also closed. Hope this helps some.

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