Cherokee is your place to be…. for a day, a weekend or a lifetime.

Cherokee sits in the beautiful Little Sioux River Valley in Northwest Iowa. We are located at the junction of U.S. Hwy 59 and State Hwy. 3, about 60 miles northeast of Sioux City, IA. The Little Sioux River winds through town and provides an excellent recreational source for fishing and canoeing as well as a backdrop to a beautiful park system.

Our Historic Downtown was built in the 1870’s and features many unique shopping opportunities.  Cherokee’s Main Street was designated as a Cultural District by the State of Iowa in 2004.  Live music and entertainment can be heard throughout the year, but especially during the annual Jazz & Blues Festival.

Cherokee is home to the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Cherokee County Fair, Depot Renovation and Cherokee Symphony.  We also hold annual events such as the Pancake Day Race and Hot Dog Days.

The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce strives to make Cherokee a positive place to live, visit and do business.  Whether you are looking for something entertaining to do this weekend, or a new community to call home, a good place to shop or a place to open a new business, the Cherokee Chamber can help.

We invite you to Shop Cherokee this Holiday Season. Many stores in Cherokee will be open extended hours to make your shopping a little easier.  Stores will be open late till 8:00 PM on Monday through Fridays, now until December 23.   You can also shop with us on Saturdays during regular store hours and Sundays from Noon - 4:00 PM.  Be aware that individual store times may differ and we encourage you to call ahead if you have a specific store you want to shop.  Happy Holidays from the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, and thank you for shopping Cherokee!