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Saunooke Village

Big Cove Road, Cherokee, NC
828-497-9879
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Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Cherokee
Type: Malls
Traveler Description: Saunooke Village is a shopping district in Cherokee that offers Indian crafts, eateries, a museum, a mechanical bull ride, photo opportunities with... more »
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Erwin, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a total tourist trap. Which I expected and we went there specifically for souvenirs, but the "Native Americans" walking around were nothing short of beggars and they made me really uncomfortable. The whole area was in disrepair. And most of the shops were way overpriced.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There were great shops to visit. Tribal Elders were there to talk to. We had a blast at the Bull Riding area. The ice cream at Carolina Coneys was delicious.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We where on our way thru to gatlinburg via the Great Smoky Mountains trail. We decided to visit the local shops. Found an authentic signed clay stature in one of the shops. All the local store owners where easy to deal with. Clean cheerful stop

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Kannapolis n.c.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Christmas shoppe was excellent. I went there two days in a row. The ladies were so helpful. Bought gifts for my friends and myself.I will return next time we are in Cherokee.

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Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This village can give you background information about the Cherokee area and is interesting among historical grounds.

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Atlanta,Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is just another shopping area. Nothing special except a working water wheel to grind corn. we spent most of our time in this first store by the river. Some of the stores are closing and it is well worn place. Many stores to shop in, but most have the same tourist items in them.

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Wabash, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a great place to experience first hand what life was like for the Cherokee; and learn all about how they did things. The demonstrations were excellent, and I would go again. I would definitely recommend going to anyone visiting Cherokee.

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La Grange, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This little village offers some really good retail shops. You can also see fudge being made and corn being ground into grits!! A really neat place to shop!! must do!!

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Everyone was friendly and we really enjoyed learning about the cherokee and how they lived. Our guide was able to answer all question asked to her either by herself or with help from the people at each station

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Fort Myers, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a small shopping center just off 441. With the interesting store-fronts, it's easy to do a little shopping without being assailed by the usual tourist trinkets and "junk". Prices are reasonable when compared to the other shops on the strip. Restaurants and an Arcade are also in this shopping center along with ample free parking.

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