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Cherokee Heritage Center

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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a must see!!!

I cannot say enough about this experience! We had a private tour conducted by a delighted young... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Road trip

Driving up from Sallisaw, OK we saw some beautiful countryside. When we reached Park Hill, OK we... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Temecula, 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...more
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21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, OK 74451
+1 918-456-6007
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about this experience! We had a private tour conducted by a delighted young lady--a college student--who answered all of our multitude of questions! The 18th century village recreation is superb and we had demonstrations of flintknapping, a stick ball game, and...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Driving up from Sallisaw, OK we saw some beautiful countryside. When we reached Park Hill, OK we noticed a sign for the Cherokee Heritage Center. All I can say is 'go', take the 45 minute tour of a 1710 village with a guide dressed in...More

1  Thank billandgeorgeannal
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I came here a couple of years ago leading a group of bikers on a road trip. I wanted to bring my wife and she enjoyed herself as much as I thought she would! Great place to spend an afternoon!

Thank MarvaandLewis
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Outstanding! An outdoor village to explore at your own pace. Our tour guide for Diligwa, the outdoor Cherokee village, was wonderful. She was friendly and very knowledgeable about Cherokee history and culture. There were demonstrations of crafts. The Trail of Tears Exhibit is extremely well-done....More

2  Thank ChristyL559
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

drove down from KC for few days of sightseeing. Cherokee heritage museum was awesome, museum was small but gave you a lot of details. trail of tears exhibit was sad part of our history. staff was friendly. the outdoor exhibit was a reconstructed village from...More

2  Thank billhordy
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

At first I wasn't really interested and I didn't really know much of the Cherokee peoples. But I came. It was very informative. We had a guide that showed us around the outside exhibits which were very interesting, and it showed us what a Cherokee...More

1  Thank Mulan H
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited here years ago and brought our grandsons to see. Center displays with staff much less than in the past. Has become dated but still interesting

1  Thank jamesag2016
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We learned so much here about the story of the Cherokee people that goes beyond the Trail of Tears. We loved the guided tour of the 1700s village with a guide in traditional dress. From making pots to playing stick ball to hunting with blow...More

1  Thank grandma80401
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Take a trip through the village to learn about how the Cherokee lived. Tour the artwork in the museum. Ask for help in finding your way to the genealogy dept to search your lineage if you think you are Cherokee. Have your names and birthdates...More

Thank lkmccor
Reviewed June 8, 2018

We spent almost the entire day at the Cherokee Heritage Center! The Center is located in a shady park-like setting with picnic tables available for tailgating lunch (you may reenter the museum complex the same day showing your paid admission receipt). This is the site...More

2  Thank flutist3spouse
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Linda Z
May 22, 2017|
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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