24 Hours in Cherokee: Essentials for Those Short on Time

This story is tailored to showcase the essence of Cherokee, North Carolina, from the popular Mingo Falls hike to the history and culture of the Cherokee people.

When visiting Cherokee, North Carolina, for one day you’ll find a lot of things you can choose from to fill your day. Here are my top picks plus some other suggestions.

It’s a short hike and then you get to see one of the tallest waterfalls in the Appalachian Mountains.

Hike to Mingo Falls

The museum is a treasure trove of history and culture.

Museum of the Cherokee People

Peter’s Pancakes and Waffles is right on the river, so you’ll also find it to be a nice spot to take a little break before or after you eat.

Breakfast at Peter’s Pancakes and Waffles

We enjoyed our stay at Stonebrook Lodge. While the room was not particularly large, it was nice and clean.

Where to stay in Cherokee

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