• Gain access to the cool, tranquil waters of the scenic Illinois River in Tahlequah.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation, was voted one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns in America. Tour the recreated ancient Cherokee village of Tsa-La-Gi, located at the Cherokee Heritage Center. Float down what many consider the state's best canoe waterway, the Illinois River, or make a big splash at Lake Tenkiller. Tour the Tahlequah Original Historic Townsite District, an area where the street signs are written in English and Cherokee, and test your luck at the Cherokee Casino.

 
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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. read more


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