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Oconaluftee Indian Village

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Address: Indian Village Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: +1 866-554-4557
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Description: A guided tour of the Oconaluftee Indian Village; a replica of a 1750s...
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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The village was a wonderful experience. Everyone enjoyed it - my 7 year old granddaughter and her 14 year old sister. You begin with a guide for about an hour and then are free to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Mt Pleasant, SC
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Mt Pleasant, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The village was a wonderful experience. Everyone enjoyed it - my 7 year old granddaughter and her 14 year old sister. You begin with a guide for about an hour and then are free to roam on your own. There are talks given at various times and also Native dancing. We thoroughly enjoyed our day here.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My family and I spent about 2 hrs here at the Indian Village. It was a laidback activity where our guide took us to about 4 or 5 demonstration stalls of the Cherokee people crafting. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of his people. I have to admit, although the guided portion of the tour was very informative,... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I did not see any other village like this. Very helpful visualization of how it used to be and how Cherokee Indians used to live. Although it seams small it is worth it to go and see Indians dancing and making their arrows, textiles and accessories.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We really enjoyed watching the Cherokee men and women working at their crafts (beading, finger weaving, wood carving, basket weaving), but the best part of all was at the very end where a young woman and young man explained the Cherokee culture to us and the young man sang us a couple of songs accompanied by his playing the turtle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Can't miss. Nice stop. Not a must see but worthy of time if separable. Safe .... pleasant .... worth the time.

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Newnan Ga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was a very educational experience. We completely enjoyed learning more about the culture of the Cherokee Indians. It was a beautiful, peaceful setting nestled in the woods with a trout stream running through it. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. We loved it.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a neat little Indian village. Our guide was very informative, though hard to hear as he was soft spoken. Pathways not good for strollers or those with difficulty walking but we had no trouble.

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Cherokee, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Love the detailed history and the people. The atmosphere was awesome, the smells from area felt like I was really there. Pricing was reasonable. Wait time was excellent.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was the first stop for us on the VIP ticket for the outdoor drama. This is a great place to start and is right across the way from Unto These Hills. First part of tour was guided by a Cherokee Indian dressed in native dress. He took us through several stations that demonstrated Cherokee life with members weaving baskets,... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is one thing everyone should experience. My family really enjoyed the visit very educational and memories will last a lifetime

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