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Travel The Trail of Tears, Visit The Cherokee Heritage Center And Museum, And More On The Cherokee Nation Interactive Cultural Tours

Enjoy fun-filled weekend getaways, or compelling weeklong excursions filled with culture, exploration, food and fun in Oklahoma on a Cherokee Nation Interactive Cultural Tours. They  have a series of a first-hand experiences that offer a unique opportunity for family and friends to share in an enjoyable experience with authentic Cherokee culture and to participate in traditional Cherokee activities.

Cherokee Nation has four historically authentic cultural group tours available that offer a wide-range of interesting locations and inspiring cultural sites to explore that include:

- The Cherokee Old Settler Tour revisits a time before the Cherokee Removal, or the Trail of Tears, when a group of Cherokees willingly relocated to Arkansas beginning in 1808 and then to Indian Territory in 1828. The tour visits Tahlonteeskee Courthouse, Sequoyah’s Cabin State Park, Dwight Mission, and Fort Gibson Historic Site.

- The Cherokee History Tour with stops at the Cherokee Heritage Center and Museum which houses the Trail of Tears exhibit; the Murrell Home, the only antebellum plantation home left in Oklahoma; Tahlequah, the capital city of the great Cherokee Nation, with visits to the Cherokee National Capitol Building, Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, and Cherokee National Prison Museum; and Northeastern State University’s Seminary Hall, formerly the Cherokee Female Seminary and the first institution of higher learning for women west of the Mississippi River.

- The Will Rogers History Tour that celebrates the life and work of Oklahoma’s favorite son and world-famous Cherokee with a visit to the Will Rogers Museum; Rogers’ birthplace, Dog Iron Ranch; historic downtowns of Oologah and Claremore; and the J.M. Davis Arms museum.

- The Civil War History Tour also commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and features stops at historic Capitol Square in Tahlequah; the Murrell Home; Fort Gibson Historic Site; and Honey Springs Battle site.

There are also special activities which you can experience by adding them on to your trip that can be ordered separately or together with your tour. These activities include:

As the sovereign operating government of the Cherokee people, The Cherokee Nation is a federally recognized tribe of more than 300,000 Cherokee citizens, with its capital located in Tahlequah, Okla. Employing more than 8,200 people, Cherokee Nation’s annual economic impact in Oklahoma and surrounding areas is more than $1.3 billion.

Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism was created in 2007, and is managed by Cherokee Nation Entertainment. Together, they work  to preserve and promote the history and culture of the Cherokee people. The offered by Cherokee Nation include award winning cultural, specialty and event tours; operation of three Cherokee Nation museums, six Cherokee Nation Gift Shops and two Cherokee Nation Welcome Centers.

The Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the gaming, hospitality, retail and tourism entity of the Cherokee Nation. They offer more entertainment and getaway options at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa, seven Cherokee Casinos, four hotels, two golf courses and many other retail operations in northeastern Oklahoma.

By Leroy Worley

Getting There:

To learn about upcoming tour dates with Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism and details on extras and prices visit http://www.CherokeeTourismOK.com or call (877) 779-6977.

Discover more about The Cherokee Nation and their culture by visiting http://www.cherokee.org.

To learn about the Cherokee Nation Entertainment and the locations of these destinations visit http://www.CherokeeStarRewards.com.