Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation, has been named 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 for a dose of culture. Float down what many consider the state's best canoe waterway, the Illinois River, or make a big splash at Lake Tenkiller. Wander through the Tahlequah Original Historic Townsite District, an area where the street signs are written in English and Cherokee, and test your luck at Cherokee Casino Tahlequah next. Come time to chow down, enjoy sweet crepes and coffee at Drip, dive into Sam & Ella's Chicken Palace pizza, or take in scenic views from the Branch's outdoor patio.