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Oconaluftee Indian Village

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Address: 218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 828.497.2111
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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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Came here because we were so impressed with the museum. Village laid out well; excellent presentations in different locations. Presenters willing to speak to visitors and answer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hot Springs,Ar
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Hot Springs,Ar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here because we were so impressed with the museum. Village laid out well; excellent presentations in different locations. Presenters willing to speak to visitors and answer individual questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time visiting and I believe I will visit again. The guide takes you through the village and various stops and explains the basics about the way of life in a 18th century Cherokee village. Then you are free to explore on your own and ask questions of any village members - they are happy to talk to anyone and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An awesome place to rest, relax, walking, a picnic, meeting friends or just to hang-out. I always stop by a couple times each trip to Cherokee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a great experience learning about the various crafts and skills. I'm so grateful for all that I learned. It's a fun experience seeing the dances and hearing the chants. Cherokee have a very beautiful culture and important history. I am so glad I went it! I hope to go again. It's great for couples, families, or friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our little ones here while visiting Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and made the drive through the Smoky Mountain National Park to this location. I had read about this location on the internet while researching our trip and it sounded like an interesting place to visit. It is worth the price of admission. The village is amazing, laid out like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall, this is a very interesting place and I think for kids it would be a great way to learn about the Indian culture. We arrived right before they were starting the Indian dance program so we didn't know what we were supposed to do after that. We enjoyed the dancing and the person that did the calling and explaining... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the visit with 3 young children. It was informative and the children enjoyed the demonstrations. I did think it was pricey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The format is quite well done. A guided tour through the various old crafts, demonstrated by some of the skilled craftsmen and women, before you roam the village yourself. The guide though this section wasn't particularly engaging, but it was interesting nonetheless and good to see various things being made. The visit culminated in a dance demonstration, which wasn't greatly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first part of this is a guided tour during which time the guide takes the group from station to station explaining techniques used pre and post european influence. At each of these stations there are people exhibiting the processes and answering questions. The subjects covered are weaving fabrics, weaving baskets, beading, pottery, weaponry, etc... once the guided portion is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest this wasn't really what I expected but it was informative & worth visiting. I expected tepees which these Indians didn't use, traditional Indian dress which these Indians didn't wear, etc... The Cherokee's of the Plains used those things. Our tour guide took us to different stations along a route where we saw people finger weaving, basket making,... More 

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