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.

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.

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 26

We hope you will support our local, small businesses this weekend by shopping with them during Small Business Saturday – November 26.

As a special bonus, North Star Community Credit Union has donated 8 – $25 Cherokee Chamber Buck prizes which we will give away.  If you shop with our participating businesses on Saturday, November 26 you can register to win one of these gift cards.

You can register at any of the following businesses on Saturday: Blooming House, Book Vine/Underground Clothing, Cherokee General Store, Copper Cup, Creative Services/ Grin & Wear It, Darren’s Clothing Co., Eberts, Keva Boutique, Letsche’s Bike Shop & Radio Shack, Main Street Antiques, Quilt’n Kaboodle, and Royers Jewelry.

While you are shopping in Cherokee on Small Business Saturday, snap a selfie of you and your friends.  Post it to your Facebook page with the hashtag #ShopCherokee and you will be entered to win $25 in Cherokee Chamber Bucks.  Get creative, have fun, and #ShopCherokee!

Small Business Saturday in Cherokee


Lighted Christmas Parade
Thursday, December 1
6:00 PM through Downtown Cherokee


Parade entry form