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Oconaluftee Indian Village

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Oconaluftee Indian Village

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roadietrip wrote a review Oct 24
Greenville, South Carolina31 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed at "Rolling Hills Lodge which is the closest and nicest hotel to this attraction. Good for anybody!... you can learn a lot. Fascinating to my kids of how things were done. It really feels like you are on an Indian reservation where we stayed! Great Cherokee experience! Will do it again!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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dkinney2010 wrote a review Oct 20
Saint James City, Florida70 contributions31 helpful votes
The setting was great and it was very interesting!! Much to be learned and enjoyed. Indian villages, water is beautiful, wild life abounds. PEACEFUL!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Amanda S wrote a review Oct 13
Statesboro, Georgia22 contributions1 helpful vote
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The tour lasted about 45 min. We got to see different things and head a talk from one of the locals.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MonroeLouisiana wrote a review Sep 2020
Monroe132 contributions48 helpful votes
We enjoyed our guided tour through the Indian village. All of the social distancing guidelines were followed, even though this was basically an outdoor tour. The first part was devoted to artisans who were plying their trade. Our guide explained in detail how each article contributed to daily life. Then the second part was devoted to building structures. Although the structures were only 1/3 the size of the actual ones, the purpose and importance of each one was clearly pointed out by each guide. I came away knowing much more about the Cherokee culture. My only regret is that the drama "Unto These Hills" isn't currently being performed due to Covid. We would love to return to see this here at the same venue.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Gabrielle Thornhill wrote a review Aug 2020
Berea, Kentucky34 contributions4 helpful votes
This village highlights the eastern band of Cherokee Indians and the multiple techniques in which these Indians were able to cultivate and thrive by using natural resources such as wood, yellow root, flint, animal horns, river cane, etc. The tours last around 45 minutes to an hour at max and take visitors to multiple stations in which techniques are showcased and talked about. The tour leaders are authentic Cherokee natives who range in age, costumes, and skills. Because they speak fluent English, it is easy to understand and ask questions throughout the tour. This site also offers an Indian garden, historic home examples, and a gift shop / concessions stand for visitors who may want to spend more time at this location. I suggest this location as a pit stop for anyone interested in truly obtaining knowledge about the Cherokees’ history, beliefs, and techniques. Tickets range in price, but adult tickets are currently priced at $16 per person.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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