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Unto These Hills

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
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I went to this play literally 50 years ago and it is as timeless now as then. I went back this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Douglas R
Terrific show if you like Cherokee history

On my 8th visit to Cherokee I finally managed to watch this magnificent show, and it was even... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Broendby, Denmark
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“outdoor drama”(70 reviews)
“pre show”(35 reviews)
“eagle dance”(33 reviews)
Under the glow of summer stars, the Cherokee story comes to life. Performed in our 2,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, Unto These Hills is the family show too large for any screen.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
788 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 866-554-4557
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this play literally 50 years ago and it is as timeless now as then. I went back this summer and could not have been happier experiencing it again. The actors tell the Cherokee story which is a shameful time in US history...More

Thank Douglas R
Reviewed August 30, 2018

On my 8th visit to Cherokee I finally managed to watch this magnificent show, and it was even better than I expected. I think it is maybe a bit more interesting if you know something about Cherokee history in advance, but even without such knowledge...More

Thank jan120253
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A good show-slightly disappointed with the ballet interpretation of the Eagle Dance. Little actual native dancing except for the pre-show. Good costumes, well thought-out and entertaining. Bring a poncho as it's an open air theater

Thank randjarlowe
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Was really expecting a little more for the price. Good history lesson for young children. Glad I went but won’t do twice.

Thank V4974XVjenniferh
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Set on a hillside so lots of steps but lots of options for seating if you can't walk up and down. I was interested in hearing the story about the Cherokees but very disappointed there were only a couple of genuine Native Americans used in...More

1  Thank YolandaWilson
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We left Asheville with a picnic dinner and the drive was beautiful. Every thing is so green . We had advance tickets and reserved seats so not panic to get there . It began to rain on the way down the mountain and then poured!...More

1  Thank cjb9x
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This show was an experience to watch. The preshow was live music sung by some of the cast. The show was full of great music and dancing and loads of history. They do have ADA accessibility and a snack bar.

Thank chassybaby1974
Reviewed August 15, 2018

It is done really well and is worth your time & money to see the show. We took a backpack with blankets ( some to sit on because of the metal seats and some to cover up with) and bottle water. Show was in two...More

Thank ScriptureCandy
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the show and the dancing. My six and nine-year-old daughters also enjoyed it and it kept their attention. There are some parts with gunfire and canons that startle adults and kids. The story is interesting and relevant. They had a concession stand and...More

Thank krissybee1979
Reviewed August 8, 2018

yes, it looks like an amateur production but it was still good. and it is a story that needs to be told. It is two hours with an intermission. I think it could be a bit shorter. The comic bits with the lady joking about...More

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Jeff C
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Lynn60 | Reviewed this property |
We sat in the rain last night. The only cancellation is for lightning, but it is my understanding that you don't get a rain check unless you purchase the $3 insurance. Please read the web site for details.
Brandon N
July 30, 2018|
Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
The VIP Dinner Package includes early entry for dinner, greeting with cast members, reserved seating, and a stage tour after the performance as well as admission to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Oconaluftee Indian... More
Rhonda K
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Angie L | Reviewed this property |
There is only one evening show and theyclose mid August