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Oconaluftee Visitor Center

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Address: 2 miles north of Cherokee, NC, on US-441, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 828-497-1919
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Description: The adjacent Mountain Farm Museum contains a fascinating collection of log...
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.
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Park Rangers and staff are amazing!

Staff was friendly and helped with all of our questions. Clean facilities, gift shop and plenty of history. Also plenty of other buildings and things to see and visit. You could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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188 reviews 188 reviews
71 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Staff was friendly and helped with all of our questions. Clean facilities, gift shop and plenty of history. Also plenty of other buildings and things to see and visit. You could easily spend a couple hours here.

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Kosciusko, Mississippi
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were well pleased with this stop. We stopped for potty break, but decided to tour the rest of the place. They offer a souvenir shop and 1900s living museum. The souvenir shop is your run of the mill overpriced trinkets. It would be so much more special if they offer local wares. Say for instance jams, jellies, baskets, and... More 

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Talladega
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The village at the center is very cool! The scenery is beautiful there. The elk usually gather close to the center. There is a nice gift shop and lots of free maps and stuff there also.

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ATLANTA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There's a house, corn crib, barn, and several other structures there. Also, don't miss Mingus Mill just up Hwy 441.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Village and our guide was excellent. I highly recommend that everyone go to the Oconaluftee Village to learn how the Cherokee tribe really lived.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A MUST STOP. Three important factors; 1. clean potty break: 2. info, map, schedule and other info from the friendly rangers; and 3. a wonderful turn of the 1900th century outdoors farm museum with all the various outbuildings to check out. The museum contains a fascinating collection of log structures including a farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, applehouse, corn cribs, chicken house,... More 

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Joelton, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

But what are you expecting. Take your grandchild a tomahawk home and your mother/grandmother some stoneground meal and grits. You'll be glad you did

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you're coming into the national park from the North Carolina side, this should be your first stop. The rangers are very helpful and will answer any questions you have. We almost always stop here at least once per visit.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were making the short drive from Gatlinburg to Cherokee and stumbled upon this beautiful visitor center. It's not everyday you drive through the Smokey Mountains and see a herd of elk grazing in a field so we decided to stop and check it out. They have some beautiful old log structures around the visitor center and even offer tours... More 

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Ferdinand, IN
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A great place to stop and visit. There is a visitors center there was a local band playing the day we were there. There is a mountain farm museum behind the visitors center that is well worth visiting.

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