Tahlequah Area Tourism Council
Tahlequah, OK 74464
The history of the Cherokees is a defining part of Tahlequah, with the first Cherokee explorers arriving in 1809. There are many stories about the naming of Tahlequah, but many believe the name refers to a meeting arranged to select a site for the union of western Cherokees and the newly arrived eastern Cherokees. Due to heavy rain, only two delegates arrived. According to the legend, the decision to settle on the present site came from the phrase Tah-le-ya-quah, meaning two is enough to decide. The Cherokee syllabary on the street signs and storefronts serves as a tangible ...
Facility Amenities: Handicapped Parking
Services Offered: Maps/Brochures Available
Also open Saturday 10am-3pm, Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Kathryn Young Kelly
The Illinois River in Tahlequah offers a gentle, moderate current and plenty of canoe, kayak and raft outfitters along its scenic banks, making it a favorite float trip destination.
More than 90 Native American attractions, museums and shopping destinations await you in Oklahoma. As you explore them, you’ll learn about Native American people, their past, present and future.