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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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This Truly is a Wealth of Historical Information

My kiddo, and I, visited the Oconaluftee Indian Village, and spent about 3.5 hours there. Our guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pekin, Illinois
Great Cherokee History Lesson

I live across the mountain in Tennessee and have been to Cherokee many times, but I had never taken... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank bluebutterfly45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this little gem in the mountains. It is a great step back in time to understand how the native americans lived. The staff are knowledgable, friendly, and accommodating. What I loved the most is the ability to buy some of the crafts at the...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

I enjoyed seeing how they made various items and how they lived. The staff was super friendly and answered questions no matter how odd the question seemed. Make sure you walk the garden before you leave.

Thank BrendaH40
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a must see for anyone going to the Smoky Mountain Area! It's a beautiful example of how the Indians operated before and after the settlers arrived. The Cherokee tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. He taught us a lot about...More

1  Thank marladoddhudson
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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.
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
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.