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Oconaluftee Indian Village

Indian Village Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 866-554-4557
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Owner description: A guided tour of the Oconaluftee Indian Village; a replica of a 1750s Cherokee Village. See Cherokees making traditional trades using centuries old... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Walhalla
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Took our grandson to the museum, Unto These Hills play and the village. Being able to see how the Cherokees lived and watch them do their crafts was so interesting.

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Killeen, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Although small this was a great expereince for the kids. They enjoyed history come to life, and expereince it first hand. Many adults will not feel it is worth the admission price, but you pay for the uniqueness.

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Corydon, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were driving through Cherokee, NC and decided on the spur-of-the-moment to visit the Oconaluftee Indiana Village. It was a return trip for me after a number of years, but my wife had never visited before. I'm glad we did, because I found the stroll through the recreated Indian village to be very informative. After purchasing our... More

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Austin, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Went with grandkids. We all liked it. It's a nice setting and we enjoyed the tour and watching them give demonstrations.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

An interesting afternoon! Enjoyed seeing demonstrations of traditional crafts in the setting of a 18th century Cherokee village. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I think that it is appropriate that tribe members obviously appreciate their heritage but are not trying to pretend they are "historic." The Cherokee are very much a modern people. Would be a wonderful spot for families... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Traveled with my mom and two teenage daughters (14 and 18) on a spur of the moment trip during a fall break from school. For the price of admission, the tour was only okay. It was informative, but the presentation was a bit blah and not very engaging. The presenters should consider attending some classes on speaking and how to... More

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Jonas Ridge, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband and I expected the Indians to be more authentic....their demeanor was to modern. we didn't feel like we were taken back to that time. I think the younger generation that has taken over the tours have are not as serious about their heritage as the older generation.

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Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have taken guests there twice. It is a very interesting and educational attraction. We learned a lot about the Cherokee and how they made beads, blankets, canoes, etc. And how they hunted, etc.

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a must if your visiting Cherokee. It is a live demonstration of how the Indians lived and made things, including baskets, belts and shirts, spears, arrow heads and canoes . Also a couple of Indian houses made the original way. Every 30 minutes or so there is an seating area where they will ask you to gather and... More

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Mornington Peninsula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This place is very informative and organized. We had Jasper as our tour guide and boy was he good. I think tour was to be half an hour I am sure we had an hour. We saw many crafts being performed and also went to lectures on the many clans and councils. Also there was a demonstration of their different... More

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