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Oconaluftee Indian Village

Indian Village Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 866-554-4557
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Smoky Mountains are so rich with history, from the Native Americans to the Civil War, there is so much to take in. Many of the tourist attractions focus on the historical aspect of the location.The Oconaluftee Indian Village, located in Cherokee, North Carolina, is a functional village with authentic dwellings and residents modeled after their Native American ancestors of... More

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The history of the Native Americans and how they lived was truly amazing. I had the chance to see the workings on a real Indian Village. The tour guide done a excellent job explaining how their forefathers lived on the land in years past.

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Richardson, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We spent several hours and loved every minute of it. My husband has Cherokee is his family blood line and he felt like he was with family there. Everybody was so nice and we both learned so much about the Cherokee that we didn't know before. I highly recommend this attraction to anyone who has interest in the Cherokee history.... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This attraction far exceeded our expectations. We thought the adult rate of $19/person was a little pricey, but found it to be well worth it. After purchasing out tickets, we were given a tour of the Village. If I recall, tours begin every 15 minutes. The guided tour stopped at various Cherokee Indian live demonstrations (beaded sashes, basket weaving, pottery... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Educational. Difinately worth seeing. Everyone needs to see for the educational history it provides and the lessons to be learned. A culture and tradition worth preserving and appreciating. For everything it has to teach and offer.

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San Jose, California
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78 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

If you want to get a quick lesson in Cherokee, history, culture, and lifestyle, this is a good stop. The guides just touched the above subjects but were very open to questions of more detail.

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Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great to walk through the village and hear the various guides tell about the lifestyles and skills of their people. We liked being able to visit with them and ask questions. The Native dances were very enjoyable, as was the large garden area back of the village.

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Canton, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Indian Village is full of history. I was such a great place to visit with our children. The Cherokee are so friendly and willing to answer any questions. They are knowledgeable about their own history, but offer a unique look into their world. It is a must if visiting the area. You get an authentic feel of what it... More

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Kentucky
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It had been many years since we visited the village with our children. We brought our 8 year old granddaughter this time. She loved it and so did we. I learn something new every time we visit. The council talks and the dances were so interesting. Our guide was so informative and ready to answer questions.

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Ida, Michigan
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22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I learn something new every time I go! I've gone with friends & family and everyone talks about how it's one of their favorite places they've visited. A must when you're in the area!

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