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Oconaluftee Indian Village

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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...more
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We always visit the village every time we go to Cherokee. The best $20 you will spend on vacation. So much fun and very educational

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Angie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Village is a working replica of life in the Cherokee Nation during the 1700's. Live enactments and the authenticity is amazing. Great for the whole family, especially the kids

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jim T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around in a beautiful Winter day enjoying 62 degree weather. The paths are nice and great for enjoying the sounds of the water. Enjoyed reading all the informative signs along on path.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lorid602
Reviewed 24 January 2019

We loved this living museum that showed how the Cherokee made a wide variety of crafts, and what their homes were like throughout the years. There was also a brief play put on to help you understand their history. Everything was very well done and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

This sits over by where the Drama is performed. They have a tour guide take you in or if I remember right, you can walk yourself through there. They have Tribal members showing you how they make pottery, blow guns, woven belts, canoes, etc. They...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tikidd46
Reviewed 13 December 2018

I personally wasn't overly impressed with the village; I found our guide to not be very enthusiastic about his role, nor were the other people working throughout the village. The village itself is very small. However, my three year old son was absolutely enthralled! He...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

We took my parents to Bryson City for their 60th wedding anniversary and this was one of the "touristy" things we did. They loved it and brought back fond and not-so-fond memories of our past.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terri S
Reviewed 15 November 2018

This is something that should be included in very classroom in America, or at least have mandatory school tours to the village. I would say there are others throughout the United States as well. As seniors, we never learned much about our native Americans. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 12 November 2018

It was a wonderful time. Well worth the price and so informative. We got to learn about how Cherokees produced their own items; how they still live; and talk to the Guides. These Guides actually take time to explain stuff to you...especially, when the children...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Darnell W
Reviewed 26 October 2018

A must stop while traveling in this area. So much to see and do. My wife learned so much at this village. Watching Indians in the habitat they once lived was so interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
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1 October 2018|
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Response from jpharkey | Reviewed this property |
We were at the village for about 2 hours and in the museum about an hour, although I could have stayed in both longer had I not had kids tugging.
George C
16 September 2018|
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Response from Cheryl Q | Reviewed this property |
I didnt know there were set times for tours so Id say to go when you want. After you go in there are benches to wait on until there is a tour guide free. Tours leave every few minutes so the wait isnt long. Maybe 10... More
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20 June 2018|
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Response from lwe65762016 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend they contact the venue rather than just take the dog in a stroller or ask the public what is allowed and not allowed.