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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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Learn the real story rather than the movie versions

Here you can learn the real story of the Cherokee from the people. The village includes several demonstrations to include mask making, making items with beads, ceramics, weapons... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Here you can learn the real story of the Cherokee from the people. The village includes several demonstrations to include mask making, making items with beads, ceramics, weapons, and canoe making. There are several buildings built in the 1700's style, as well as a council house where they put on a play that includes discussions about interactions with the British,... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The village has so many things to offer. We watched Native Americans making baskets, arrowheads, and many different crafts and things that the Native Americans used in daily life. We loved the dancing and storytelling, and even got to do a dance with some of the Cherokee dancers. We spent a few hours here and it was well worth it.... More 

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Talladega
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is well worth the time and admission! It is a thorough tour of past times! I really enjoyed the tour and watching them create knives, pottery, etc.

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Speedway, Indiana
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I went there as a kid and took my kids there a couple time. I had a ball as well as my family. they all liked the sweat lodge the best. It was a great way to see how the Cherokee lived back in the day. We all enjoyed it

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pedersöre
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed strolling around, watching the crafts demonstrations and talks. It all seemed autenthic and based on a desire to share knowledge about the Cherokee heritage.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I've thought about this review for a while. After reading several other reviews, I feel it necessary to explain my five star rating. Our son is adopted and his birth mom is Native American, not Cherokee but still Native American. This village is the closest opportunity we have to expose him to anything close to his heritage. He is six... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Absolutely fabulous! Wonderful cultural presentations by participants and group guides. Authentic. Lovely gift shop.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is essentially a theme park where you follow a guide from one stall to another as she explains Cherokee culture and art. The guide we had was exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly.

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I especially enjoyed the sincerity and earnestness of the actors throughout the village. The demonstrators knew their history and culture well and were willing to share it. We had two boys with us and both enjoyed the visit. Especially, the fight scene got their attention. Thank you for all the hard work that has obviously been devoted by many to... More 

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

this has been thee best place ive visited in america. it had a lot of interesting history and artifacts in the ancient village.

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