Introduction to Cherokee, Iowa
Cherokee was named after the Indian tribe called Cherokee Indians. The city is the county seat of Cherokee County, which was established in 1851 from open territory. The county also derived its name from the Indian tribe.
Cherokee and nearby Attractions
- Sanford Museum and Planetarium
- Cherokee County Fairground
- Spring Lake Park
- Old Cherokee Fort Historical Marker
Things To Do In Cherokee
Many parks in the city can be visited including Spring Lake Park, Gillette Park, and Central Park. Sanford Museum and Planetarium is also a popular tourist destination. The visitors can enjoy the concerts of the Cherokee Symphony. In fact, Cherokee is the smallest city in the world to have its own symphony orchestra. The city also hosts several festivals like the Cherokee County Fair and Music Festival every year.
Sioux Gateway/ Col. Bud Day Field Airport offer facilities for air transportation.
Cherokee Higher Education
Higher education can be availed through Buena Vista University, Western Iowa Tech Community College, University of South Dakota, and Iowa Central Community College.