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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 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

My 9 year old daughter and I loved the village. We learned so much about the Cherokee people and their traditions. Everyone should see this!!!!

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Paintsville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Great place to learn true Cherokee history. Everyone was wonderful to us. The only disappointment was on the guided portion, when you first enter. We had a young lady as our guide and she spoke so fast that we missed half of what she said. Please slow down, we aren't in any hurry. We would recommend going to the Village... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It was wonderful, after visit to the 'Oconaluftee Indian Village' we visited the Museum of the Cherokee Indian that has a very informative, interesting, and very sad exhibition. At the evening we went to Mountainside Theater to see “Unto these hills” it was amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed in our guide who seemed disinterested. Also, there was a disinterest in the village folk who were supposed to be educating the public on how the Cherokee lived. Some were talking on their cell phones, talking among themselves (general chit-chat), did not seem the least bit interested in educating the public. My granddaughter even made comments about... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time. I took a group of senior adults from my church. We had a wonderful time!!! Everyone was so friendly and kind, we had the best tour guide ever. Her last name was Peck, I can't think of her first name. She was Amazing!!!! I recommend this to everyone. Take your time and enjoy everything they... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I have been here about 4 times in my life. There are more self guided parts than years prior. However, that does not detract. The pace is good and the presentations are well done. Specifically, the presentation and reenactment in the Counsel setting was very good . Try to fit it into your visit. Very clean and peaceful.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This was something I was especially looking forward to near the start of a pilgrimage back to my roots (having lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains through first grade) and my ancestors (many, many generations spread throughout the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains). With great enthusiasm in late winter/early spring in Michigan I bought my ticket to 'Oconaluftee Indian... More

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alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The only reason this review wasn't a five was due to the price. The tour was great. Everyone was super friendly and we learned a lot. The war dance was authentic and the war paint menacing. Don't skip the botanical gardens - you walk in the cool shade away from the crowds. My husband even said it was one of... More

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

After you get your ticket, your wait for a tour guide to take you to where stories are told and dances are performed for the audience. The dancers try to get the audience involved which is fun. Afterwards, your tour guide takes you to visit booths where the person explains what they are doing-wood carving, making canoes, making pottery, making... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited mid morning, before the tour busses arrived, and enjoyed an uncrowded tour through the village. The tour guide makes about 4 stops to explain different Cherokee crafts - bead works, pottery, weaponry, and tools. The crafters were willing to answer any questions and were available after the tour as well. There is a reenactment of a battle between... More

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