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Oconaluftee Indian Village

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Address: Indian Village Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: +1 866-554-4557
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A guided tour of the Oconaluftee Indian Village; a replica of a 1750s...

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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Fantastic journey back to the roots. It was extremely interesting and nice to See how the natives were living before the europeans were bringing their "Definition of what is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Spring, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the Indian Village because I had memories of it as a young girl. Our guide, Cody, was extremely knowledgeable and fun. However, that is where the warmth ended. Most of the young people that worked within the Village Exhibit were not only rude but seemed generally uninterested in the visitors. My husband asked a young... More 

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As we approached the gate, it started to rain. This is an outdoors attraction with lots of walking on uneven ground up and down hills. We asked all this at the ticket window and we're told it's not very much walking. Went to gift shop and was told by clerk there that it was a ton of up and down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic journey back to the roots. It was extremely interesting and nice to See how the natives were living before the europeans were bringing their "Definition of what is civilisation" very sad to See what we have destroyed on the North American Continent. I highly Recommend this village. The 3 Swiss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Will was amazing. Our girl scouts learned a lot and was impressed. He was passionate about his culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our guide Will was awesome, he showed a lot of passion in his story. The kids loved to get a peek at how the Cherokee lived. I highly recommend to stop by of you want to understand more of how the Cherokee's lived.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very educational village. It's just for observation. Would be much better it there were opportunities to practice the different crafts throughout the day. The young staff inside the village seemed to be having a difficult day. They were abrupt and short, hardly smiled. Though they answered all questions, customer service was a miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved loved this! We got to see part of the Indian dance ( the dance is at 12 and 3 ) we got there late! The tour was very good and interest. Unfortunately it come a storm and we had to leave, but they stamped our tickets to come back for free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent presentation of facilities and traditions of Cherokee life from pre-European to 1800's. Guide was very good and your well organized.

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Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cherokee Indian Village is in a beautiful wooded setting. It was well taken care of and we were guided along a path in which we stopped to see various lodgings and demonstrations by Cherokee people. It was very interesting and informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable and treated everyone so respectfully. We in turn, were also educated in some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was so sad. The people working didn't seem to care that we were there. To do a job like this you should be excited about what you are doing not just doing your job. There was no excitement and the YOUNG man leading our tour really had no personality and was just checking off the facts. This place has... More 

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