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Cherokee Heritage Center

21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, OK 74451
+1 918-456-6007
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Tsa-La-Gi Land

The Cherokee Heritage Center includes indoor museum exhibitions, an art gallery and large gift... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
charles s
London, United Kingdom
Delightful Day, Well Spent

Can't add much to the other positive reviews. The exhibit on the history of the tribe, focusing on... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Kathleen J
Sunnyvale, California
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An independent nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, promote, and teach Cherokee history, heritage, and culture. The center sits on 44 beautiful acres in historic Park Hill, Oklahoma and is home to the Diligwa Cherokee Village, an outdoor living history attraction, a genealogy library, and the Cherokee National Museum and Archives plus a permanent exhibit on the Trail of Tears and 1500 square feet of exhibit space with changing exhibits.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“trail of tears” (64 reviews)
“guided tour” (28 reviews)
“indoor museum” (8 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, OK 74451
+1 918-456-6007

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The Cherokee Heritage Center includes indoor museum exhibitions, an art gallery and large gift shop. Outdoor there are authentic reproductions of traditional dwellings with rural villagers demonstrating traditional Cherokee crafts. Our guide Jeff, with his true Cherokee lineage, provided an educational, interesting and often amusing...More

Thank charles s
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Can't add much to the other positive reviews. The exhibit on the history of the tribe, focusing on the Trail of Tears and life in Oklahoma, was good and is still under development to add in an audio track. A portion of the exhibit area...More

Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 24 November 2017

What a great place to visit and learn about the experience of the Cherokee people, their way of life, and the tragic circumstances on the Trail of Tears. The facility is beautiful, the information is priceless. A great trip for a couple, alone, or with...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Unfortunately the first portion of the display area inside was under renovation, but what we did see was extremely moving and educational. The best part was the outdoor tour through a recreated Cherokee village led by a guide by...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

good exhibition about the many broken treaties, hardship and trail of tears of the Indian American people. outside there is a rural village with some small buildings to visit. only guided tour possible visiting an "ancient" Cherokee village but the Cherokee guide tells a lot...More

Thank eva1500
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was an excellent place to spend a few hours. Between the museum, the village tour, and the Trail of Tears, it was a wonderful learning experience. Easily handicap accessible and great to learn from actual tribal members.

Thank tmw24
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Cherokee Heritage Center is a must-visit attraction for anyone visiting the Tahlequah area. It includes the Cherokee National Museum, displays of Cherokee art, a recreation of a pre-contact Cherokee village that you can tour, and special events every so often. If you want to...More

Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This should be a must see for anyone visiting for the Cherokee National Holiday. With the museum being free and vendors presenting their native american wares, this makes it one of the best attractions during the labor day festivities. Sunday is less crowded if you...More

Thank Wes W
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

When you visit the Cherokee heritage center, you can't help but fall in love with our heritage. There's no guessing if the history here is correct. It's FACT. EVERY family should visit this place.

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I made it to the Cherokee Heritage Center and Museum during its anniversary. The museum is a definite must see. It does a great job of depicting the Trail of Tears by using several visual methods through art, writing, maps, textual and sculptures. My children...More

Thank Oraynab J
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Linda Z
22 May 2017|
Response from missjo1964 . |
Hi, Linda. I believe there is no charge if you have your roll #. I am certain there is a discount for it. The cost was very reasonable even without a discount. We went on a Saturday around 10 a.m. The Heritage Center... More