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Saunooke Village

Address: Big Cove Road, Cherokee, NC
Phone Number: 828-497-9879
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Ranked #20 of 27 things to do in Cherokee
Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Nice little place to visit and wander and maybe buy a treat or jewelry, etc. Couple of really nice shops and restaurants

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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121 reviews 121 reviews
57 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We always love going here to buys souvenirs. You can find some reasonable prices. We like buying locally made things. It is neat getting pics with the Indians in full dress.

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Erwin, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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