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Oconaluftee Visitor Center

2 miles north of Cherokee, NC, on US-441, Cherokee, NC 28719
828-497-1919
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, State Parks
Owner description: The adjacent Mountain Farm Museum contains a fascinating collection of log structures including a farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, applehouse, corn cribs... more » Owner description: The adjacent Mountain Farm Museum contains a fascinating collection of log structures including a farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, applehouse, corn cribs and others. Demonstrations of farm life and ranger-led tours are conducted seasonally.Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms and telephones. Soda and water machines. Backcountry permit station. « less
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Burlington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We stayed at a local campground and this was a recommendation from one of the residents. We had a nice afternoon here. We explored the buildings and walked along the river. Our son was very thankful for the life we have after learning the history, while I wish we were more connected to the earth than we are. We were... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I took a group of Senior Adults from my church. We had wonderful time. I cannot express to you how educational and wonderful the day was. We meet some very wonderful people, including our guide. Her first name has left me, but her last name was Peck. She was absolutely wonderful. This is a must in the Cherokee area.

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Windber, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our way to the Blue Ridge Parkway and walked around for about an hour. The gift shop had all kinds of cool stuff to buy, the restrooms were clean, and there was all types of information to be purchased. Nice place, highly recommended!

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north carolina
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201 reviews 201 reviews
93 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We arrived early in the morning and really enjoyed walking through the historic buildings. The staff inside was helping one customer purchasing several items and it appeared all 4 of them hadn't used the cash register before; unfortunately this meant that we were not even noticed as all of them tried to get the computer up. Lots of materials here... More

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Coldspring, Texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
39 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful displays, Excellent history lessons. Well stocked gift shop. Ample parking, Clean restrooms. Everything you ever wanted in a visitor center

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Brandenburg, Kentucky
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

First thing we saw was an Elk at the edge of the woods. A great way to start. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. There is a lot of history here to see and understand. Lots of maps and information about this and other areas.

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Monroe, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

this is true history. you get to see how people lived 200 years ago. the area is level and therefore easy to get around

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Augusta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Friendly, informative staff. Full array of brochures and maps for hiking Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The staff was very helpful and there were some neat exhibits. We didn't stay long enough to see the cabins.

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st.pete.
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Always try to make it here to see the Elk! Had Inlaws this time and got to visit but did not see the Elk! Best time for us coming from Gatlinburg is in the evening! Last year we saw them behind the visitor center and saw the whole herd!AWESOME! Must See!

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