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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Oconaluftee Indian Village Admission Including Guided Tour
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guided tour” (58 reviews)
“council house” (27 reviews)
“ask questions” (32 reviews)
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
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+1 828-497-2111
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"guided tour"
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"council house"
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"ask questions"
in 32 reviews
"basket weaving"
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"blow gun"
in 15 reviews
"cherokee life"
in 27 reviews
"native dances"
in 9 reviews
"tribe members"
in 8 reviews
"self guided"
in 15 reviews
"living history"
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"indian life"
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"great learning"
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"all ages"
in 23 reviews
"educational experience"
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"step back in time"
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"gift shop"
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"visiting cherokee"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Oconaluftee Indian Village very early in our stay in the Great Smoky Mountains. The village helped me better understand how life might have been for members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, and visiting definitely helped me understand how important...More

Thank Brenda T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much history, so little time. You will get to see native americans doing native craft demonstrations. Ceremonial dancing that you get to join. Its a lot of up and down hill out door walking. It might be difficult for those with physical challenges. If...More

Thank Cheryl Q
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely not worth a 20.00 ticket. It was more like a ghost town. I must say that I didn't know that the Cherokee used iphones and e-cigarettes back in the 1700's. Kinda made it feel like they just didn't care.

1  Thank Anna F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great overall experience, but I thought it would be more interactive and that the village would be "alive".

Thank Jeffrey F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was young but very informative. My six year-old grandson enjoyed the different demonstrations, buildings, and Indian dances.

Thank ShariTn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this site. Very educational. Bought a book on the Cherokee language. The outdoor theater provides a good venue to understand the preparation for hunting, and of war. Hands on, and came away with so much information and appreciation of the Cherokee nation.

1  Thank ROBERT C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had hoped this exhibit would be uniquely oriented toward the Cherokee culture, but found it to be only moderately so -- the sort of things you could see at any on many indian cultural visits. The guide was Cherokee (I'm assuming), but not well...More

1  Thank NM87109
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This village consists of several dwellings from various time periods. Each had a craftsperson demonstrating various Indian crafts. The tour guide was quite good and had a lot of interesting facts.

Thank ahaskell
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

The tour was amazing! We learnt a lot about how the Cherokee Indians lived. The craftsmanship is exstodinary. A must see for the whole family.

Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Went to see all the history...found a stream in the back..enjoyed a free place to go watch nature and learn history.

Thank Malissa P
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Janet C
June 20, 2018|
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Response from ahaskell | Reviewed this property |
The village area is damp earth and leaves and the terrain very uneven. I didn't see any official signage about dogs but I imaging that they would get quite upset if your dog "fouled the footpath." The stroller may be able... More
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debramercier
June 11, 2018|
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Response from ahaskell | Reviewed this property |
Not even a clue. The walking paths are all dirt and fallen leaves so it's perfect for disguising a dog's load for some unsuspecting traveler to step in. Be kind....leave the dog behind.
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kathywood73
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
The tour length is about an hour and a half. It is a sloping dirt path that might be challenging for handicapped folks. It’s a great attraction, very informative and interesting.
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