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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Same as when I was a child

This place hasn't changed much in the 30 years since I last visited. The people are friendly. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Misty W
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Enjoyed our stroll

We enjoyed our stroll through the village looking at the buildings to the gardens and apple trees... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lissf1976
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A guided tour of the Oconaluftee Indian Village; a replica of a 1750s Cherokee Village. See Cherokees making traditional trades using centuries old techniques. The Village Square Grounds is a place of ceremony where you will learn about traditional songs and dance, our clan system and beliefs. Inside the Village Council House you will learn of our government, family and structure. We welcome you to our home.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“guided tour” (58 reviews)
“council house” (27 reviews)
“basket weaving” (31 reviews)
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
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+1 828-497-2111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place hasn't changed much in the 30 years since I last visited. The people are friendly. The stories as well told. The tour doesn't take very long but it's worth going if you are in the area. Great history.

Thank Misty W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stroll through the village looking at the buildings to the gardens and apple trees. The visitors centre is nearby with interesting items and a shop to buy souvenirs.

Thank Lissf1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been to the museum, and then I went here. Everything is very authentic. The tour guide, Michael, was great and very informative. It is a must do. Be advised that this attraction is closed from November to March.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My kiddo, and I, visited the Oconaluftee Indian Village, and spent about 3.5 hours there. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered our questions. The best part was the self-guided tour where interpreters answered our questions. Most were enthusiastic, and we were amazed at the...More

3  Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I live across the mountain in Tennessee and have been to Cherokee many times, but I had never taken the time to visit this attraction. Today I did and I was glad I did, since this was the last day of Oct. the groups were...More

2  Thank bluebutterfly45
Reviewed 31 October 2017

When we visited there were a few school field trips going on, the staff quickly put us on another tour so that we could enjoy the experience a bit better, which was very thoughtful of them. The tour guide, Rita, was phenomenal, answered the minimal...More

1  Thank columbiaangel
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We didn’t expect much from village, but were pleasantly surprised. The guided tour takes you through the village, passing craft people who explain what they’re doing and show how they’re doing it. Basket weaving, blowpipe arrows and Conroe making are amongst the skills seen. We...More

1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit because they teach not only you but your little ones about what they do it is so educational for everyone of how they lived to making pottery and much more I would recommend this to everyone.

1  Thank 313brandiem
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The tour part could've been better if we could have heard them all of the time. It was neat seeing the crafts being created pretty much the old ways. We did get to see the dance ceremony but truly wasn't impressed...they looked as if the...More

Thank BroncoRB
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We enjoyed the live demonstrations by several native craftspersons and learned a lot about Cherokee history and culture. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting.

Thank Gary W
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kathywood73
3 October 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
The tour length is about an hour and a half. It is a sloping dirt path that might be challenging for handicapped folks. It’s a great attraction, very informative and interesting.
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Brenda C
2 October 2017|
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Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
If you stay for the dance and walk the botanical gardens it will take at least two to three hours. It’s a guided tour for the first half and then your on your own. I hope this helps
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MSarahNC
19 July 2017|
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Response from LindyGirl63 | Reviewed this property |
We did not do any of the children's activities mostly because we didn't have time. My daughter is 12 and the activities seemed a little young for her. The did look cute.
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