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Cherokee Heritage Center

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A very moving and educational visit

What a great place to visit and learn about the experience of the Cherokee people, their way of... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
Fort Worth, Texas
A very moving insight to the daily life of the Cherokees and the Trail of Tears

This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Unfortunately the first portion of the display area... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2017
Pam B
Columbia, Maryland
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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 November 24, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 30, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Pam B
Reviewed October 16, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 9, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jon G
Reviewed September 4, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank oraynabj
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Trail of Tears exhibit is a must see. Nice presentation on treaties, life before treaties breaking, land/property theft, and the relocation of several native american tribes. The losses; beginning new settlements. There's also an art gallery, gift shop, picnic grounds. Only way to see the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank yvonne p
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see ! My husbands family is Cherokee and we enjoyed everything this place has to offer. The history is well represented and there is so much to learn. The Trail of Tears exhibit is very informative. We have small children and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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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