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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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Educational and fun

My sisters and I went here on a day trip during my last visit to Black mountain. Well the weather was hot in Maggie Valley but it was cool under the trees in the village. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

For $20 per person I figured there would be more to it. There was an entertaining Indian dance in the beginning then we broke into groups for a tour of the stations. We walked through the small areas to see natives making baskets, beading, weapons, pottery, etc. It was neat but I feel like a hands on area would have... More 

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My sisters and I went here on a day trip during my last visit to Black mountain. Well the weather was hot in Maggie Valley but it was cool under the trees in the village. The guide, Little Hummingbird,was helpful and informative and helped us to learn at each station that we stopped at a little bit more the traditional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had fun here. Started with saving 6$ because the ticket guy gave us a AAA discount. Our guide was very good as were all the guides. Its one of the treasurez of the Smokey Mountains

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was interesting overall and glad we went. The young lady who gave us our tour was very knowledgable but was a teenager and you could tell she was ready for the summer to end and not say the same thing over and over all day long. There was a reenactment that we missed and we went back for it later... More 

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Westlake, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very educational and interesting. You are guided through a recreated village where folks are showing you such things as beadwork, arrowhead making, canoe making, and the different houses they lived in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the village with our 8 year old grandchild. We toured the craft stations and found the explanations of craft / arts to be informative and interesting. Questions posed to the artists (stone carving, basket weaving, making arrowheads, the blow gun demonstration) were answered thoroughly. I left the craft area feeling that if the visitors showed an interest and... More 

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Dahlonega
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the demonstrations, the talks, the dances. We've been here several times over the years and will come back again.

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Webb City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You really should take the time. You will learn a lot and enjoy it very much. The Cherokee people are very proud of their heritage and enjoy sharing it with you.

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Hattiesburug,
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I'm glad we visited. It was ok, not something I'd rush back to do again. The guided tour took about 20 minutes covering 6 stations, then you are left on your own for the last 5 stations.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and you can stay the entire day there if you wish..Very informative and a lot of history

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Address: Indian Village Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: +1 866-554-4557
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cherokee

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