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Address: Indian Village Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: +1 866-554-4557
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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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Great peaceful get away.

Go back in time, and enjoy the scenery. It is set beautifully in the Great Smokey Mountains. There is also a trail along the river, and places to sit and listen to the river,

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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raleigh nc
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raleigh nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go back in time, and enjoy the scenery. It is set beautifully in the Great Smokey Mountains. There is also a trail along the river, and places to sit and listen to the river,

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County Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Oconaluftee Indian Village with friends. We spent time on the Cherokee reservation and had an opportunity to see both the modern and the history and traditions of the Cherokee Nation. The stories of the suffering of the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears, their rich traditions and culture moved us. Our visit to Oconaluftee was towards the... More 

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Westminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well done. Very professional. Indians and people playing settlers do a great job of staying in character. Watching the skills needed to survive in the early 1700's and the various Indian dances were all very interesting. Runs from May to October. We went in September the leaves around the area were beautiful.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It is fun to walk along a path in the woods. My sister used her walker. The guide stopped at spots where blankets, bead work, and pottery were being made, arrows were made, and poison dart shooting exhibited. We went inside a cabin set up the way people really lived and stored their needs in it. The educators laughed and... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is a must "see" if you love "accurate" history! Very Authentic! A "live" working museum of the Cherokee Indians.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I took my two kids to this they enjoyed it and was shown things about Indian life they may never have gotten to see

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

An interesting peek inside the life of a beautiful culture! If you only have a little time in the city, go to this place!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

well worth the cost. authentic cherokee indians as your guide teaching the way of cherokee life.very informative.

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The basket weaving and other demonstrations were very interesting. The village with beautiful gardens along the walking trails are breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a must for anyone visiting Cherokee. The guides are very knowledgeable, and are willing to answer questions at each stop. Lots of things to see here. Most of the staff also performed that evening in Unto These Hills.

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