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“The Best Place Ever”

Cherokee Heritage Center
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Park Hill
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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.

Thank Jon G
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"trail of tears"
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"guided tour"
in 29 reviews
"indoor museum"
in 9 reviews
"basic understanding"
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"gift shop"
in 12 reviews
"outdoor tour"
in 2 reviews
"supreme court"
in 4 reviews
"reconstructed village"
in 3 reviews
"daily life"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful learning experience"
in 2 reviews
"native americans"
in 6 reviews
"history lesson"
in 4 reviews
"living history"
in 2 reviews
"an art gallery"
in 2 reviews
"self guided"
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"per adult"
in 2 reviews
"traditional dress"
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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 and I learned a lot from the unfortunate history lesson, which also covered the impact on several tribes such as the Choctaw, Muskogee, and Chickasaw tribes.

Thank Oraynab J
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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 village is on a guided tour. We didn't have the time to wait for the next one, Otherwise, I would give it a higher rating.

Thank yvonne p
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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 they really enjoyed the village from the 1800's. We will visit again!

Thank Texteacher02
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Fun place to visit and learn about the history of the Cherokee Native Americans. If you go, you MUST do the Cherokee village tour. Very interesting

Thank Katie D
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