Mingus Mill | Cherokee, NC

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Mingus Mill

Visit Mingus Mill near the Mountain Farm Museum, and explore one of the most historic sites in the region, surrounded by some of Cherokee country’s finest hiking trails and numerous historic landmarks. Mingus Mill is the ideal place for those looking to immerse themselves in the natural world of the Cherokee people.


Museum of the Cherokee People

The Museum of the Cherokee People, named “One of the top ten native sites east of the Mississippi” by Cowboys & Indians Magazine, is open year round and gives families a unique, fun way to experience the history of the Cherokee people and their beautiful stories. Immerse yourself further by making special reservations for the museum’s “Cherokee Experience.”

Mountain Farm Museum

Step back into history inside the unique Mountain Farm Museum. Walk through a farmstead of structures carefully preserved from the last century, including a log farmhouse, a barn and apple house, a springhouse, and a working blacksmith shop. Explore and learn how families lived in the mountains 100 years ago.

Oconaluftee Visitor Center

The Oconaluftee Visitor Center is Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s first new visitor service facility to be constructed since the early 1960s. Situated outside the historic Mountain Farm Museum, the visitor center serves as the gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with all its natural beauty, outdoor attractions, and amenities.

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