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Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center

U.S. 41 South, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Pow Wow 2017

The Trail of Tears Annual Pow Wow is always exciting and a great event. Lots of local vendors... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Carol M
Trenton, Kentucky
Special trip to Hopkinsville from St. Louis just to see the Trail of Tears Commemorative site.

My Mom and I took a road trip from St. Louis just to visit the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
United States
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U.S. 41 South, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The Trail of Tears Annual Pow Wow is always exciting and a great event. Lots of local vendors, food, and great historical activities and exhibitions. What a great family destination right in the heart of town!!!

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My Mom and I took a road trip from St. Louis just to visit the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center - we are so glad that we did! It was a very memorable and humbling experience for both of us. The afternoon...More

1  Thank Tq1008
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful stop on our vacation. It is a very well kept place. Has a visitor center with lots of information. The people who staff this facility are very knowledgeable. It is a labor of love for them. My kids learned something from...More

Thank Erin D
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Building & grave site locked even though web site says it's open on Wednesday. Commemorative plaques provide profound insights so not a wasted trip. But a 15 minute stop was much less than I expected.

Thank HuNu2
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The museum itself is small but the woman who was there was a wealth of information. She shared information that we were not aware of. An easy walking path to the cemetery and the river, where we sat for a while and tried to visualize...More

1  Thank Louisville_KYHga
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I have attended this powwow for 14 years now. It is a great way to learn more about native culture. Good for Boy and Girl Scout Troops and kids in general.

1  Thank tmjrobin
Reviewed 15 November 2016

As a foreigner I don't know much about American history and I love learning about other cultures so during my stay in Kentucky I found out I'd be able to visit the annual Trail of Tears PowWow which is a gathering of Native American people...More

2  Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

While making a visit to the famed PowWow in that area, we took a few moments to visit the park, the burial site of Cherokee Chiefs Fly Smith and Whitepath, and stepped inside the Heritage Center to learn more about the history of this difficult...More

1  Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a historical Cherokee site - a stop on the Trail of Tears march in the 1800's. It consists of a small museum with an awesome volunteer guide, who really knows her stuff! Doing this work is a labor of love for this woman....More

1  Thank CatKcentralIllinois
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is a quiet, pleasant place to walk. You don't have to go just to visit the museum. Don't forget to visit the graves of the two Cherokee Chiefs who died there.

1  Thank flewitheagles
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24 May 2017|
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Response from tmjrobin | Reviewed this property |
I am no longer sure of that. It was operated by volunteers for the longest time. The website shows TUE-SAT 10-4 on those dates.
kathy n
9 September 2016|
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Response from kass66 |
Powwow weekend gates open at 10