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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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A guided tour of the Oconaluftee Indian Village; a replica of a 1750s Cherokee Village. See Cherokees making traditional trades using centuries old techniques. The Village Square Grounds is a place of ceremony where you will learn about traditional songs and dance, our clan system and beliefs. Inside the Village Council House you will learn of our government, family and structure. We welcome you to our home.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“guided tour” (58 reviews)
“council house” (27 reviews)
“ask questions” (32 reviews)
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
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+1 828-497-2111
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"guided tour"
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"council house"
in 27 reviews
"ask questions"
in 32 reviews
"basket weaving"
in 30 reviews
"blow gun"
in 15 reviews
"cherokee life"
in 27 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 7 reviews
"pottery making"
in 10 reviews
"seven clans"
in 7 reviews
"tribe members"
in 8 reviews
"native dances"
in 8 reviews
"basket making"
in 7 reviews
"self guided"
in 15 reviews
"living history"
in 13 reviews
"indian life"
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"great learning"
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"educational experience"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour was amazing! We learnt a lot about how the Cherokee Indians lived. The craftsmanship is exstodinary. A must see for the whole family.

Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to see all the history...found a stream in the back..enjoyed a free place to go watch nature and learn history.

Thank Malissa P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. Very Interesting and very interactive. Staff is friendly. Adults and kids will both enjoy this place.

1  Thank tlburch51
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Set on a mountainside in Western North Carolina,is the restored Indian village. The trail leads the visitor to lean-to's where displays of native crafts are explained by the reenactor. A guide accompanies every group to explain the display and answer any questions. We were 38...More

1  Thank carolbQ2838XL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having spent 20 years living in the southwest, I thought I knew a lot about the native americans, but this visit surprised me how different the Cherokee's were from the Pueblo Indians. I learned a lot and have a new appreciation for the different ways...More

3  Thank GMKhalsa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very informative tour. The guides were knowledgeable and welcoming. This is a good tour for kids as well as adults

Thank hokiemom05
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

In my opinion this is a must see as well, and should be done in accordance with the museum. Wear you some good walking shoes and you will really enjoy this walk back through time. This is a very informative guided tour, with live exhibitions....More

3  Thank Savannahbelle
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This attraction is a vivid living history lesson, very interesting presentation. We look forward to our next visit, because we feel like we didn't see it all the first time.

1  Thank cleveedwards
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

If you're tired of the "junk" shops on main Street Cherokee and want to learn about Cherokee culture and history this is the place. It's a beautiful guided tour with actual Cherokee guides and Craftsman showing how they lived long ago. It's s bit of...More

4  Thank Amira2009
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

We come here every time we are here. They do a great job demonstrating the way things were done then.

3  Thank denise o
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kathywood73
3 October 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
The tour length is about an hour and a half. It is a sloping dirt path that might be challenging for handicapped folks. It’s a great attraction, very informative and interesting.
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Brenda C
3 October 2017|
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Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
If you stay for the dance and walk the botanical gardens it will take at least two to three hours. It’s a guided tour for the first half and then your on your own. I hope this helps
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MSarahNC
20 July 2017|
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Response from LindyGirl63 | Reviewed this property |
We did not do any of the children's activities mostly because we didn't have time. My daughter is 12 and the activities seemed a little young for her. The did look cute.
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