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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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A glimpse to the past

Visited the village and was very educational. If you have any interest in native American history... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
HighrockMtnMan
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Denton, North Carolina
Recreated Indian village from the 1700's

After a too brief visit to the Cherokee Indian Museum a few days earlier, we decided to return from... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2016
BadgerBob67
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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Visited the village and was very educational. If you have any interest in native American history this will be a good stop. Guides were very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. Don't be afraid to ask questions, it can add to the experience and help you learn...More

Thank HighrockMtnMan
Reviewed 13 May 2016

After a too brief visit to the Cherokee Indian Museum a few days earlier, we decided to return from Gatlinburg, after church on Sunday, as the village is only open on weekends this early in the season. Stopping on the way at Clingman's Dome, we...More

2  Thank BadgerBob67
Reviewed 10 May 2016

It is sad that i discover how much i like history when got old , i really enjoyed this place, we started by the gardens nature trail with all the plants herbs and veggies gardens, the the tour was just enought to get you going....More

Thank J S
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived just before they opened. We had a personal tourguide who explained all the different stations. We thought we would be there an hour but ended up staying 2,5 hours. Also got to see the traditional dance.

Thank bianca72
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

The kids enjoyed the tour we spoke to mr craig for a white altho the traders station could use some work it was good

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I really loved this experience. I didn't know what to expect at first. But the local guides, mostly tribal, gave such depth in the different aspects of traditional Cherokee life. Flint knapping, pottery, basketmaking, traditional dance, blowguns, canoe making and the traditional Cherokee house in...More

1  Thank TheBubbies
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Even though the Native people have more of the readily available items to make their crafts, a few still choose to keep with tradition. We enjoyed learning about the ways of our ancestors. Beautiful craftsmanship and the people working their live in the reservation. I...More

Thank Penny N
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Really educational. Well presented and a great way to spend a couple of hours. Would recommend for all ages. Great history lesson where you feel part if it.

1  Thank ridir
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The wife and I did the 1.5 hour tour of the Indian Village on Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2016. Since it was "preseason" our tickets were $15 each. Our tour guide was George who had been working there since 1974. We found him along with...More

2  Thank Ed K
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The guided tour is the way to go for your first visit. Jacob, our initial guide, was very knowledgable about the crafts and village way of life. At the village square, he handed us off to an elder that explained the ceremonies and dances held...More

Thank Dave P
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Natalie C
Is it worth it if you only have 2 hours to spend there?
14 June 2017|
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Response from Carlene K | Reviewed this property |
Yes two hours is just about the right amount of time to tour the village and watch the dancing.
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poothead1958
Do they have a restaraunt
18 April 2017|
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Response from John T | Property representative |
We have a concession stand with BBQ, Pizza, and Hot Dogs, drinks, candy and popcorn. There is also out door seating.
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chow2blueskies
Prices in shpp
1 April 2017|
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Response from awalin | Reviewed this property |
pretty good and extensive.
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