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Oconaluftee Indian Village

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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...more
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This sits over by where the Drama is performed. They have a tour guide take you in or if I remember right, you can walk yourself through there. They have Tribal members showing you how they make pottery, blow guns, woven belts, canoes, etc. They...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

I personally wasn't overly impressed with the village; I found our guide to not be very enthusiastic about his role, nor were the other people working throughout the village. The village itself is very small. However, my three year old son was absolutely enthralled! He...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We took my parents to Bryson City for their 60th wedding anniversary and this was one of the "touristy" things we did. They loved it and brought back fond and not-so-fond memories of our past.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terri S
Reviewed November 15, 2018

This is something that should be included in very classroom in America, or at least have mandatory school tours to the village. I would say there are others throughout the United States as well. As seniors, we never learned much about our native Americans. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed November 12, 2018

It was a wonderful time. Well worth the price and so informative. We got to learn about how Cherokees produced their own items; how they still live; and talk to the Guides. These Guides actually take time to explain stuff to you...especially, when the children...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

A must stop while traveling in this area. So much to see and do. My wife learned so much at this village. Watching Indians in the habitat they once lived was so interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Today my friend & I toured this Cherokee village. Our tour guide, Chipper, was knowledgeable, clear speaking & willing to answer all questions. She also participated in the dance presentation which was more entertaining than expected. Would highly recommend for all ages.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We had just missed the tour of the village. We got there too late but we did go through their gardens. Very nice trail with some history. Their gift shop was very nice. Nice jewelry. Sorry we missed those dances and story telling. We'll catch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara W
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

What a delightful experience. Signage to locate could have been better but staff at the museum gave great instructions. The tour was led by knowledgeable staff. Stops at each of the craft areas was very informative. The dancing was fun to watch and to participate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RoseyV5
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Interested in seeing this village and learning more of the Indian traditions. Very worth while to see. Stopped at many stations during the guided tour, learning the various skill sets for crafts and tool making. Watched several courting dances. A small kitchen for foods and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 1, 2018|
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Response from jpharkey | Reviewed this property |
We were at the village for about 2 hours and in the museum about an hour, although I could have stayed in both longer had I not had kids tugging.
George C
September 15, 2018|
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Response from Cheryl Q | Reviewed this property |
I didnt know there were set times for tours so Id say to go when you want. After you go in there are benches to wait on until there is a tour guide free. Tours leave every few minutes so the wait isnt long. Maybe 10... More
Janet C
June 20, 2018|
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Response from lwe65762016 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend they contact the venue rather than just take the dog in a stroller or ask the public what is allowed and not allowed.