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Oconaluftee Indian Village

Indian Village Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 866-554-4557
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Ranked #6 of 18 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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Mertztown, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was a pricey attraction for what was there. We were disappointed. The only thing we enjoyed was the lecture at the council chamber.

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louisville
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A look at the past in a really cool way. As you go on your guided tour you see the way they lived years ago. There are natives making there crafts and they share there knowledge with you. They are keeping there heraitage alive and there traditions going. After the guided tour you go into traditional dwellings where more information... More

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Scottsdale, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Very open and friendly tribal members. They really want you to understand their culture and history. It's a very large facility. There were a lot of people there but we never felt crowded.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great place to learn about the native culture. Got to see several native dances and how the indians made their pottery, arrow heads, blow guns, and weaving. The guide was very informative. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes! Also got to see a demonstration of using a blowgun. Very impressed with their accuracy.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A guide takes you through the village stopping at various venues to watch demonstrations of old skills from basket weaving to pottery to weaponry all explained by the guide or the men and women practicing their skills. After you have taken the tour you can look around at your own pace and have a chat with the locals. Very interesting... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It is the best part of my trip to Cherokee. The tour guide was great, and all the other guides in costumes are very knowledgeable. I was a little confused about which century the guides were talking about, as seems to bounce around times between 17th and 19th. We missed the tribal dance so would suggest to arrive early and... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took our 8 year old daughter to the the village, it was well organized, and the staff were absolutely wonderful. There is a botanical and healing garden trail that takes you through an area of natural vegetation with signs to explain how the natives used each in their daily lives and for healing. We arrived just in time to... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The dancers and presenters were very good and we learned a lot. It was a little pricey but worth the education. We spent an entire afternoon here and the boys 11 & 9 had a good time.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As the tour guide led the group throughout the various demonstrations he explained everything and welcomed questions. The staff were all dressed in in the style of garments which were worn back in time including the males in which they wore their hair. My family and I enjoyed this attraction.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We started with a tour guide who takes you to the first six or so 'stops' on your tour of people demonstrating how items were made by hand such as finger weaving, beading, pottery, arrowhead making. The guide explained what was happening and asked for questions. All questions were thoroughly answered. Then we were free to wander the rest of... More

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