Just west of Maggie Valley is the Cherokee Indian Reservation. The reservation is home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. You can make a day long vist easily and not see all the sights. For starters there is Harrah's Cherokee Casino. The casino features live tables and video gambling. The facility also boasts shops, restaurants, and a large performance hall that displays national talent in all genres.
The town has numerous art and craft galleries, Unto These Hills outdoor drama, and the authentic Oconluftee Indian Village which features displays of how the indian lived centuries ago.