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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Wonderful cultural experience

Our morning visit to the Oconaluftee Indian Village was a wonderful cultural experience. My family... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mary L
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Interesting village to visit

I had no idea what to expect when coming here. I think it is a litlte expensive for what it is, but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Canton, Georgia
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Reviewed yesterday

Our morning visit to the Oconaluftee Indian Village was a wonderful cultural experience. My family was already well-versed in native life, but we all found this experience very worthwhile. The tour guides were very knowledgeable & happy to answer our questions. It is nice to...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had no idea what to expect when coming here. I think it is a litlte expensive for what it is, but that is just my opinion. They have several stations set up that they take you to. One is basket weaving, one is working...More

Thank Julestwo
Reviewed 3 days ago

My parents and I were in Cherokee for a 3-day vacation. We have been to Cherokee numerous times, my parents much more than I, so I look for different things to do and explore while we are on vacation. The Oconaluftee Indian Village's ticket booths...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Why only visit a casino, come here to see and learn wonderful culture, goods, shops, shows, museums, etc!! Would recommend to all. We've been coming here for years and will continue to do so!

Thank gambilldl
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is really a great experience to see first hand how the Cherokee people lived in times past. You are introduced to their ways of life and different skills and crafts they did and still do. An education in itself.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got in 1 min before the last tour started - guided tour was awesome - 1/2 way through it is self guided. All the guides for the second 1/2 were ready to leave and most were gone by the time we got to them....More

Thank lterry913
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's great to see the village maintained. I visited this place when I was a kid, and now we've been able to take both of our kids.

Thank LindyGirl63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff is very friendly and informative, we also learned about my Native ancestors and the way the Cherokee lived. Good spot for history buffs.

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Village with our ten year old twin grandchildren. The grandkids really liked the displays of how crafts were created, the dance demonstrates, and the lectures. They asked many questions during the tour and all answers were complete and gracious....More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a well run outdoor mueum of crafts representative of the early Cherokee indians. Our guide was readyy and helpful with answers to our questions. This is a must visit place in Cherokee.

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July 19, 2017|
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Response from LindyGirl63 | Reviewed this property |
We did not do any of the children's activities mostly because we didn't have time. My daughter is 12 and the activities seemed a little young for her. The did look cute.
July 14, 2017|
Response from Lee G | Reviewed this property |
The doors open at 7:00 pm and the dancing starts at 7:30 pm - the drama starts at 8:00 pm
Dale C
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
It last about 2 hours. It was a fast 2 hours as it is very interesting !